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MBB Opens Postseason vs. Kansas State in Big 12 Quarters

Big 12 Co-Freshman of the Year Quincy Miller


Big 12 Co-Freshman of the Year Quincy Miller

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#12/11 Baylor (25-6) vs. RV/RV Kansas State (21-9)
March 8, 2012 | 11:33 a.m. CST
Kansas City, Mo. | Sprint Center (18,972)

TV: ESPN2
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MEDIA INFORMATION
Date Thu., March 8 | 11:33 a.m.
Location Kansas City, Mo. | Sprint Center (18,972)
TV ESPN2
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Radio ESPN Central Texas - Sirius 92 / XM 194
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#12/11 BAYLOR BEARS
Seed No. 4
Record 25-6, 12-6 Big 12
Ranking 12 (AP), 11 (Coaches), 9 (RPI)
Last Game March 3 - L, 72-80 at Iowa State
Head Coach Scott Drew (Butler, 1993)
Career: 172-133 (10th season)
BU Record: 152-122 (9th season)
RV/RV KANSAS STATE WILDCATS
Seed No. 5
Record 21-9, 10-8 Big 12
Ranking RV (AP), RV (Coaches)
Last Game March 3 - W, 77-58 vs. Oklahoma State
Head Coach Frank Martin (FIU, 1993)
Career: 116-52 (5th season)
KSU Record: Same
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STORY LINES
• No. 4 seed Baylor (25-6) opens postseason play against No. 5 seed Kansas State (21-9) in the quarterfinals of the 2012 Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship in Kansas City, Mo. Thursday's matchup will tip at 11:33 a.m. CST on ESPN2.
• Baylor's 25 wins are tied for the second-most victories in program history. Baylor is three shy of the program record set by the 2010 NCAA Elite Eight team (28 wins).
• Baylor is the No. 4 seed for the first time in Big 12 Championship history -- its second-highest tournament seed in the Big 12 era. In 2010, Baylor was the No. 3 seed after finishing the regular season tied for second.
• Baylor is 9-14 all-time in the Big 12 Championship and 5-7 under head coach Scott Drew.
• Baylor is one of three men's basketball programs that will wear the new adizero basketball uniform by adidas during conference and NCAA tournament play. Baylor will debut its new uniform against Kansas State.
• Baylor's 12 conference wins are the most (Southwest Conference or Big 12) in program history.
• Baylor is 44-38 in Big 12 games in the last five seasons and has tallied the four highest Big 12 win totals in program history during that span -- 12 in 2011-12, 11 in 2009-10, 9 in 2007-08 and 7 in 2010-11.
• In the last five seasons, Baylor has won 20+ games four times and has won more overall (131) and Big 12 games (48) than in Baylor's first 11 seasons in the Big 12 combined.
• Baylor is 8-2 in games decided by 5 points or fewer this season -- 7 of the 8 wins have been away from home.
• Baylor has made at least one 3-point field goal in 650 consecutive games -- the second-longest active streak in the Big 12.
• F Quincy Miller was named Big 12 Co-Freshman of the Year, becoming the first Baylor player to earn conference freshman of the year honors since Brian Skinner in 1995 (Southwest Conference).
• Bob Cousy Award finalist Pierre Jackson has a knack for making big play after big play. In his first season at Baylor, Jackson has been a part of eight go-ahead, game-tying or game-winning plays.
• Senior F Quincy Acy ranks 12th in school history with 1,279 points. He also ranks 2nd in career FG percentage (60.6), 2nd in career blocks (168) and 6th in career rebounding (769).
• In his last 62 games, Acy has swatted 106 shots. By comparison, Acy blocked 62 shots in his first 70 games.

BAYLOR'S BIG 12 CHAMPIONSHIP HISTORY
• Baylor is the No. 4 seed for the first time in Big 12 Championship history -- its second-highest tournament seed in the Big 12 era. In 2010, Baylor was the No. 3 seed after finishing the regular season tied for second.
• Baylor earned a first-round bye for only the second time in Big 12 Championship history.
• Baylor will play Kansas State for the third time in Big 12 Championship history -- all in Kansas City.
• Baylor is 9-14 all-time in the Big 12 Championship and 5-7 under head coach Scott Drew.
• Baylor is 1-3 all-time at Sprint Center, 8-16 all-time in Kansas City, 5-10 in Big 12 Championship games held in Kansas City and has lost six of its last seven games in Kansas City.
• BU is 3-3 in Big 12 Championship play as higher seed.
• Baylor is the only team in the Big 12 era to defeat two No. 1 seeds at the Big 12 Championship (2001, 2009).

JUST HOW HE DREW IT UP: BAYLOR RECENT SUCCESS IN THE BIG 12
• Baylor is 44-38 in Big 12 games in the last five seasons and has tallied the four highest Big 12 win totals in program history during that span -- 12 in 2011-12, 11 in 2009-10, 9 in 2007-08, and 7 in 2010-11.
• In the first 11 seasons of the Big 12 Conference, Baylor amassed a 45-131 league record. Prior to Scott Drew's arrival in 2003, Baylor won only 33 Big 12 games in the conference's first seven seasons.

JACKSON, ACY HEADLINE BAYLOR'S BIG 12 POSTSEASON HONORS
• Senior Quincy Acy and junior Pierre Jackson were named to the 2012 Phillips 66 All-Big 12 second team and were among four Baylor players to earn conference honors. Baylor placed multiple players on the All-Big 12 second team for the second time in three seasons. In 2010, Tweety Carter and Ekpe Udoh picked up second-team honors before leading Baylor to the NCAA Elite Eight.
• Acy, an honorable mention selection and Big 12 Co-Sixth Man in 2011, averaged 12.1 points, 7.2 rebounds and nearly 2.0 blocks in 31 regular-season games. Acy was also a unanimous selection by league's coaches for the Big 12 All-Defensive Team.
• Jackson, a three-time Big 12 Rookie of the Week performer and Bob Cousy Award finalist, concluded the regular season with a career-high 35 points in Baylor's 80-72 loss March 3 at Iowa State. His 35 points were the most scored by a Baylor player since LaceDarius Dunn's 43 points Jan. 4, 2011, against Morgan State and the most in a Big 12 game since Dunn's 38 at Texas Tech in 2008. The Las Vegas native was one of Baylor's two Big 12 All-Rookie Team selections. He also earned first-team All-Big 12 honors from the Kansas City Star.
• Sophomore Perry Jones III, the Big 12 Preseason Player of the Year, earned third-team All-Big 12 honors from the league's coaches and second-team accolades from the Kansas City Star.
• In addition to earning All-Big 12 honorable mention, Quincy Miller was named Big 12 Co-Freshman of the Year, sharing the honor with Preseason Freshman of the Year, Le'Bryan Nash of Oklahoma State. Miller joined Jackson on the Big 12 All-Rookie Team.
• Miller is the first Baylor player to earn conference freshman of the year honors since 1995, when Brian Skinner was the Southwest Conference Freshman of the Year. A Baylor player has won a Big 12 specialty award in each of the last four seasons: 2009 Big 12 Co-Sixth Man Award (LaceDarius Dunn), 2010 Big 12 Newcomer of the Year (Ekpe Udoh) and 2011 Big 12 Co-Sixth Man Award (Quincy Acy).

BAYLOR UNVEILS NEW ADIDAS UNIFORM FOR POSTSEASON
• Baylor is one of three men's basketball programs that will wear the new adizero basketball uniform by adidas during conference and NCAA tournament play. Baylor, Cincinnati and Louisville will debut their new uniforms during their respective conference tournaments and will wear the uniforms throughout the NCAA tournament. Baylor will debut its new uniform against Kansas State.
• The new adizero uniforms feature a limited edition design and coloring created only for this season's NCAA tournament run. Each uniform's amplified school colors pay homage to the high intensity of March Madness and the electrifying play during the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship.
• The new print uses a pixilated pattern instead of a traditional, heavier, solid pattern to shed weight and add speed. The print's camouflage design is inspired by teamwork and working together to attack the court as a group.
• The adidas adizero basketball uniform is the lightest uniform in program history - more than 20 percent lighter than previous uniforms. The uniforms are adidas' latest innovation to make athletes lighter so they can be faster and perform better.
• Building on Revolution 30 uniform technology, the jersey backs feature a ClimaCool zone which conducts heat away from the body through a combination of ventilation channels and materials that disperse heat for optimal moisture-wicking and breathability - keeping the jersey light even during sweating.
• To help reduce overall weight, player names and numbers are bonded, rather than stitched to the jersey. The short uses a 4-way stretch-woven material that works with the body's natural movement to increase mobility. The short liner was removed to eliminate unnecessary weight and provide a more comfortably, closer fit with compression base layers.

#BAYLORRISING
• Since Scott Drew's arrival in 2003, Baylor has achieved national success. In the last five seasons, Baylor has won 20+ games four times and has won more overall (131) and Big 12 games (48) than in Baylor's first 11 seasons in the Big 12 combined.

ROAD -- AND NEUTRAL -- WARRIORS
• Baylor is 11-3 away from home this season. In the last five seasons under ninth-year head coach Scott Drew, Baylor has won 26 true road and 20 neutral-site games -- a combined 46-36 record away from home.
• In Baylor's first 11 seasons in the Big 12, the Bears won a combined 28 games away from Waco (15 neutral and 13 true road).


 

 

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