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Baylor (20-10, 8-9) at Kansas State (20-10, 10-7)
March 8, 2014 | 12:30 p.m. CT
Manhattan, Kan. | Bramlage Coliseum (12,528)

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Date Saturday, March 8 | 12:30 p.m. CT
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BAYLOR BEARS
Record 20-10, 8-9
Ranking nr (AP), nr (Coaches)
Head Coach Scott Drew
Career: 218-159 (12th season)
BU Record: 198-148 (11th season)
KANSAS STATE WILDCATS
Record 20-10, 10-7
Ranking rv (AP), rv (Coaches)
Head Coach Bruce Weber
Career: 360-173 (16th season)
KSU Record: 47-18 (2nd season)

STORY LINES
• Saturday is the 30th series meeting between Baylor and Kansas State. BU is 5-9 against K-State in Manhattan.
• BU has won six of seven games since Kenny Chery returned to the starting lineup after a turf toe injury.
• Baylor was swept by K-State last season, falling 81-61 in Manhattan and 64-61 on a buzzer-beater in Waco.
• BU won 87-73 in double OT when the teams met on Feb. 15 in Waco this season. Brady Heslip hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to send the game to overtime, and Taurean Prince out-scored K-State 8-5 on his own in the 2nd OT.
• Baylor is looking to win multiple games against K-State in the same season for the first time.
• Baylor held Iowa State to 61 points on Tuesday, marking the first time this season ISU was held under 70 points.
• Baylor has seven top-50 RPI wins (Iowa St., Kentucky, Colorado, K-State, Oklahoma St.[2], Dayton). Only six teams nationally have more top-50 RPI wins this season (Arizona, Kansas, Wisconsin, Michigan, Iowa St., Oklahoma).
• Eight of Baylor’s 10 losses are to teams ranked in the RPI top 26. BU is 16-2 against teams with RPIs above 26.
Cory Jefferson has double-doubles in 4 of his last 6 games, averaging 17.3 ppg and 10.3 rpg in that span.
• Head coach Scott Drew is seeking his 199th win at Baylor, which would place him two back of the school record.
• Baylor has its sixth 20-win season in the last seven years — BU had only three 20-win seasons prior to the Drew era.
• Baylor is 56-3 when leading at the half since 2011-12 — 13-1 in 2013-14, 17-1 in 2012-13 and 26-1 in 2011-12.
• BU has led at halftime in 59 of 105 games over the last three seasons, but BU has won 73 of those 105 games.
• Baylor is 7-3 this season in games decided by 5 points or less or in OT — BU was 3-8 in those games last year.
• Baylor is 25-10 in its last 35 games, with seven of the 10 losses against ranked teams.
• Baylor has out-shot 22 of 30 opponents this season and has been out-rebounded only six times in 30 games.
• Eight Baylor players average 15+ minutes per game, and Baylor’s bench is averaging 25.2 points per game, while holding opponents to 14.0 bench points per game. BU has been out-scored in bench points only five times this season.
• Baylor leads the Big 12 in 3-point percentage (.388), rebounding margin (+7.8) and offensive rebound percentage (.420).
• Since the start of the 2007-08 season, Baylor is 164-79 (24 wins per season) and has made five postseason appearances (2008 NCAA, 2009 NIT, 2010 NCAA, 2012 NCAA; 2013 NIT) with six 20-win seasons.
• Baylor has 16 more Big 12 wins in the last seven years (61-56) than its first 11 years in the league combined (45-131).
• Baylor is 23-35 in Big 12 road games over the last seven seasons after going 8-80 over the league’s first 11 years.
• Baylor is 3-0 in overtime games this season and 14-3 in OT games under Drew.
• Baylor is 29-25 in March/April games under Drew, including a 26-15 mark over the last six seasons (since 2008-09).
• Baylor will be seeded 6, 7 or 8 in next week’s Big 12 Championship, depending on results of WVU and OSU games.
• Baylor has won multiple games vs. AP Top 25 teams for a 7th straight season (No. 3 Kentucky, No. 8 OSU, No. 16 ISU).
• 17 of Baylor’s 34 all-time wins versus AP Top 25 teams have come in the last seven seasons. BU is 17-38 against AP ranked teams since 2007-08 after going 17-122 vs. ranked opponents in its first 101 seasons.
• Baylor has the nation’s best postseason winning percentage over the last five years (15-3; .833).
• Baylor is one of only 10 schools nationally to play in the Elite Eight in two of the last four seasons.
• Baylor’s four NBA Draft picks over the last two years ranks 3rd nationally behind Kentucky and North Carolina.
• Baylor is coming off a 2013 NIT title, which was the program’s first-ever national tournament championship.
• The Kansas State game will be Baylor’s 96th consecutive televised contest.
• Baylor’s win vs. then-No. 3 Kentucky tied its highest AP-ranked win in program history. BU out-rebounded Kentucky 41-25, after UK entered the game having out-rebounded every opponent by at least five boards.
• Baylor has the Big 12’s 2nd-longest active streak with at least one 3-point FG made in 724 consecutive games.
Cory Jefferson was named to the Maui Invitational All-Tournament team, which was his third all-tournament honor over the last two seasons. He was previously honored on 2012 Charleston Classic and 2013 NIT teams.
• Jefferson (USA) and Heslip (Canada) played for their national teams in the 2013 World University Games.
• Jefferson (89-33) is 4th on Baylor’s career wins list and has the highest winning percentage (.730) in BU history.
• Jefferson is 2nd in program history with 36 career wins in Big 12 Conference play.
• Head coach Scott Drew is coaching his 347th game at Baylor (198-148). His .572 winning percentage is best in BU history among coaches with four or more seasons, and his teams have a .675 winning percentage since 2007-08.
• Drew is tied with Kansas’ Bill Self as the second-longest tenured head coach in the Big 12 Conference. Drew, who is in his 11th season at Baylor in 2013-14, is second only to Texas’ Rick Barnes (16th season at UT).

SERIES HISTORY
• Saturday is the 30th series meeting between Baylor and Kansas State. BU is 5-9 against K-State in Manhattan.
• The Bears are looking to win multiple games against K-State in the same season for the first time.
• BU is 6-9 against K-State in the Drew era, including a 3-3 mark since 2012.

20 WINS = POSTSEASON
• With 20 wins this season, Baylor now has nine 20-win seasons in program history, and the Bears have advanced to the postseason in all eight previous 20-win seasons — six times to NCAA Tournament, twice to NIT.
• Head coach Scott Drew has led Baylor to 20-win seasons in six of the last seven years after the Bears had only three 20-win seasons in their first 101 seasons of basketball.
• Drew is the only Baylor coach to lead the program to five postseason appearances.

A WIN WOULD ...
• Give Baylor 21 wins, tying the 8th-most in program history (2007-08).
• Make Baylor 9-9 in Big 12 play for the 2nd straight season, tying the Bears’ 3rd-most wins in Big 12 history.
• Improve Baylor’s all-time record against Kansas State to 14-16, including a 7-9 mark in the Drew era.
• Be the first time Baylor has defeated Kansas State multiple times in the same season.
• Improve Baylor’s record in Big 12 road games to 13-14 since the 2011-12 season and 24-35 since 2007-08.
• Make Baylor 4-5 in Big 12 road games this season, tying the Bears’ 2nd-most Big 12 road wins in a season (6-3 in 2011-12, 4-4 in 2007-08).
• Be Scott Drew’s 199th career win as Baylor head coach — two shy of Bill Henderson’s school record.
• Make Baylor 26-10 in its last 36 games dating back to 2012-13, with seven of the 10 losses to ranked teams.

WHAT TO WATCH FOR
Brady Heslip (1,043 career points) and Cory Jefferson (1,039 points) are 26th and 28th on Baylor’s all-time scoring list. Heslip needs 4 points to jump to 24th, 11 points to move to 23rd and 20 points to take 22nd.
• Jefferson has posted double-doubles in four of his last six games, averaging 17.3 points and 10.3 rebounds in 33.7 minutes per game. He leads the Big 12 with 11 double-doubles this season, and his 22 career double-doubles rank 7th in BU history. With one more, Jefferson will tie for 8th on Baylor’s single-season double-doubles list.
• Heslip has started the last 11 games after coming off the bench in the first 19 contests. As a starter, Heslip has averaged 13.1 points per game in 33 minutes per game after playing only 22 minutes and averaging 10.7 points per game as a reserve. He’s averaging 8.3 3-point attempts per game since becoming a starter.
• Heslip has made 60 3-pointers in Big 12 play, which ranks 3rd in conference history. He needs 1 made 3-pointer to tie Oklahoma’s Nate Erdmann (61 in 1996-97) for 2nd, and 4 made treys to tie OSU’s Keiton Page (64 in 2011-12) for the conference record. He’s made 95 total 3-pointers this season (6th on BU single-season list).
• Heslip’s .468 3-point field goal percentage on the season is currently 9th-best ever by a Big 12 player. His .436 career 3-point percentage is currently 4th-best by a Big 12 play, .001 behind ISU’s Tyrus McGee in 3rd place.
• Heslip also ranks 10th on the Big 12’s career 3-pointers made list with 278. He needs one to tie John Lucas (BU/OSU) for 9th, and five to tie Missouri’s Marcus Denmon (283) for 8th place.
Isaiah Austin has 55 blocks in Big 12 play, which is 5th-most in conference history. He needs 1 block to tie Kansas’ Jeff Withey (56 in 2012-13) and Iowa State’s Kelvin Cato (56 in 1996-97) for 3rd, and 2 blocks to tie BU’s Ekpe Udoh (57) for 2nd. He’s 10 blocks behind Withey’s record of 65 blocks during the 2011-12 Big 12 season.
• Austin has 94 blocks this season, the 4th-most in BU history. He trails only Brian Skinner (97 in 96-97; 98 in 97-98) and Ekpe Udoh (133 in 09-10). Austin’s 3.13 blocks per game is currently 5th on BU’s single-season list.
• Austin is 4th program history with 152 career blocks, and he is 7 behind teammate Jefferson (159) for 3rd. Austin also ranks 3rd in BU history with 2.34 career blocks per game.
Kenny Chery has posted a 2-to-1 or better assist-to-turnover ratio in 20 of his last 22 games started.
• Chery has 85 assists and 27 turnovers in his last 16 starts, and he ranks 3rd in the Big 12 with a 2.6 AST-TO ratio.
• Chery ranks 5th in Baylor history with 4.93 assists per game.
• Royce O’Neale has multiple assists in 24 of 30 games. He ranks 14th in the Big 12 with 2.7 assists per game.
• O’Neale is averaging 12.5 points, 8.5 rebounds over his last four games, and he’s led BU is rebounds in each of the last two games (12, 11) after not doing so in any of his previous 28 games at Baylor.
Taurean Prince has played 240 minutes in Big 12 play this season, more than five times his 42 minutes of action in league play as a freshman last year, including 10 games DNPs (coaches decision).
• Prince has already scored more than twice as many points this season (209) as all of last season (88).
• Gary Franklin has scored in double figures seven times this season after doing so in only two of 64 games in his first two seasons at BU.
• Rico Gathers has scored in double figures in nine of his last 21 games after scoring in double figures just four times in his first 46 career games.
• Gathers leads the nation in offensive rebounds per minute (0.17) and ranks 2nd in total rebounds per minute (0.39).
Ish Wainright has 18 assists and 5 turnovers in 140 minutes played over the last 16 games. Prior to that, he had 15 assists and 20 turnovers in 148 minutes played over his first 11 collegiate games.

BRACKETOLOGY
• Baylor is projected to make the NCAA Tournament for the 8th time in program history (4th in last 7 years).
• The Bears have the nation’s No. 7 strength of schedule and are No. 40 in the latest CBSSports.com RPI rankings.
• Baylor has seven wins against RPI top-50 teams (No. 12 Iowa State, No.19 Kentucky, No. 28 Colorado, No. 37 Kansas State, No. 42 Oklahoma State (twice) and No. 43 Dayton.
• No team with seven or more top-50 wins has been left out of the NCAA Tournament field in recent history.
• Eight of Baylor’s 10 losses are to RPI top-26 teams. Others were vs. No. 89 West Virginia and at No. 118 Texas Tech.
• Here are the latest bracket projections from several national media outlets:
ESPN.com — No. 9 Baylor vs. No. 8 Arizona State; St.Louis (March 6)
USA Today — No. 8 Baylor vs. No. 9 Gonzaga; Orlando (March 6)
CBSSports.com — No. 8 Baylor vs. No. 9 Oregon; Orlando (March 6)
Yahoo! Bracket Big Board — No. 31 overall, 8 seed (March 6)
Sporting News — No. 10 seed (March 3)

KEYS TO VICTORY
• Baylor is 12-0 when recording more assists than its opponent and 8-10 when posting equal/fewer assists.
• BU is 20-5 when holding opponents under 50% shooting and 0-5 when allowing 50% or better.
• Baylor is 16-3 when recording more points in the paint than opponents and 4-7 with equal/fewer points in paint.
• Baylor is 11-2 when attempting fewer than 20 3-pointers and 9-8 when shooting 20+ treys.
• BU is 15-3 when holding opponents under 70 points and 5-7 when allowing 70+ points. Conversely, BU is 16-3 when scoring 70+ points and 4-7 when being held under 70 points.

BIG 12 ROAD IMPROVEMENT
• In the first 11 seasons of the Big 12 Conference era, Baylor won only 8 conference road games (8-80). Since then, Baylor has won 23 conference road games in the last seven seasons (23-35).
• Baylor went 4-4 in Big 12 road games in 2007-08, 1-7 in 2008-09 (lone road win at Kansas State), 4-4 in 2009-10, 2-6 in 2010-11, 6-3 in 2011-12 and 3-6 in 2012-13, and BU is 3-5 in Big 12 road contests this season.

HALFTIME ADJUSTMENTS PAYING OFF
• Baylor trailed at the half in four of its last six games (by 9, 5, 6 and 15 points), but the Bears rallied to win three of those four (vs. Kansas State, vs. Oklahoma State, at West Virginia). The lone loss was a 15-point halftime deficit at Texas, which the Bears cut to 1 in the final minute.
• Baylor has won 95% of its games when leading at the half since 2011-12. The Bears are 56-3 when leading through the first 20 minutes in that stretch, including 13-1 this season, 17-1 in 2012-13 and 26-1 in 2011-12.
• BU has won 37% of games in which its been tied or trailing at the half since 2011-12, going 17-29 in those.
• BU has led at halftime in 59 of 105 games over the last three seasons, but Baylor has won 73 of those 105 games.

HESLIP'S ROLE INCREASING
Brady Heslip has started the last 11 games and played 30+ minutes 10 times (33 minutes/game).
• Heslip came off the bench and averaged 22.4 minutes per game prior to earning those nine starts.
• Heslip is Baylor’s 2nd-leading scorer in Big 12 play, averaging 12.1 points per game.
• Heslip has combined to go 43-of-91 (47%) from 3-point range and is averaging 13.1 points in his 11 starts.

CHERY PICKING HIS SPOTS
• Point guard Kenny Chery ranks 3rd in the Big 12 in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.6) and 4th in assists (4.9/gm).
• Chery has posted a 2-to-1 or better assist-to-turnover ratio in 20 of his last 22 games started. He came off the bench twice while recovering from a turf toe injury and was limited to 9 and 11 minutes in those games, recording 0 assists.
• He’s recorded 85 assists and only 27 turnovers in his last 16 starts, good for a 3.15 assist-to-turnover ratio.

DREW THREE WINS BACK OF SCHOOL RECORD
Scott Drew ranks 2nd in Baylor history with 198 career wins as the Bears’ head coach. Drew needs three wins to tie Bill Henderson (201 wins; 1941-43 and 1945-61) for the all-time wins record.
• Drew’s .572 winning percentage is the best ever by a Baylor coach with four or more years at the helm.

HISTORY-MAKING TRIPLE-DOUBLE
Kenny Chery posted the 6th triple-double in Baylor history with 20 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds in a career-high 44 minutes of the Bears’ double-overtime win vs. K-State on Feb. 15.
• Chery’s was Baylor’s first-ever triple-double in a conference game, and his was the 14th in Big 12 history (7th in conference play). He joined Brian Skinner as the only BU players to score 20 points in a triple-double.
• Chery joined David Wesley, Skinner (2), Curtis Jerrells and Ekpe Udoh as the only BU players with triple-doubles.

JEFFERSON AND HESLIP JOIN 1,000-POINT CLUB
• Brady Heslip and Cory Jefferson became the 27th and 28th players in program history to reach 1,000 points.
• Heslip (1,043 career points) became the 18th player in BU history to reach the milestone in three seasons of play when he achieved the milestone on Feb. 22 at West Virginia.
• Jefferson (1,039 career points) achieved the feat on Feb. 26 at Texas.
• Ten players in the Drew era have reached the milestone: Aaron Bruce, Curtis Jerrells, Henry Dugat, Kevin Rogers, LaceDarius Dunn, Tweety Carter, Quincy Acy, Pierre Jackson, Heslip and Jefferson.
• Heslip has a higher career scoring average (10.0—8.5), but Jefferson averages more points per minute (0.445—0.378).

FREE THROWS MAKE DIFFERENT IN FOUR CLOSE GAMES
• BU lost 66-64 against Oklahoma on Jan. 18, and the Bears shot 50% (10-of-20) at the line in that game.
• BU fell 66-64 against West Virginia on Jan. 28, and the Bears shot 61% (14-of-23) at the line in that contest. Baylor also committed 17 turnovers vs. WVU and trailed 18-0 in points off turnovers.
• Baylor shot 70% (13-of-20) in regulation of its double-overtime win vs. K-State on Feb. 15, including 11-of-13 in the 2nd half, when BU had to rally from a 10-point deficit.
• Baylor shot 63% and missed 10 free throws (17-of-27) in a 5-point loss at Texas on Feb. 26. The Bears cut a 15-point halftime deficit to 1 in the final minute, but UT scored the final 4 points, including a pair of free throws.

RECENT SUCCESS IN THE BIG 12
• Baylor is 61-56 in Big 12 games since 2007-08 and has tallied six of the seven highest Big 12 win totals in program history during that span — 12 in 2011-12, 11 in 2009-10, 9 in 2007-08 and 2012-13, 8 in 2013-14 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.

PRINCE EMERGING WITH INCREASED PLAYING TIME
• Sophomore forward Taurean Prince has already played 240 minutes in Big 12 play this season after playing only 42 minutes in conference games last year, including 10 DNPs.
• Prince out-scored K-State on his own, 8-5, in the 2nd OT period on Feb. 1. He made all three shots after being held to 4 points in 9 minutes in regulation, and he sat out the entire 1st OT before playing all 5 minutes in the 2nd overtime.

RICO RISING
• Sophomore power forward Rico Gathers has been labeled one of the nation’s best frontcourt reserves.
• Gathers leads the nation in offensive rebounds per minute (0.17), ranks 2nd nationally in total rebounds per minute (0.39) and ranks 3rd nationally in offensive rebound percentage (19.5%).
• Gathers has played 1,170 career minutes and grabbed 419 rebounds (0.358/minute). By comparison, Dennis Rodman played 1,155 minutes and had 332 rebounds (0.287/minute) in his rookie season with the Detroit Pistons.

DEPTH ON DISPLAY
• Baylor has eight players averaging 15+ minutes per game, all of which have played at least 29 of 30 games.
• Over the last 10 games, seven Baylor players are averaging at least 17 minutes per game.
• BU’s bench is averaging 25.2 ppg, which is 11.2 points better than opposing benches are averaging against the Bears (14.0). Baylor has only been out-scored in bench points five times this season.

HESLIP, BAYLOR LEAD BIG 12 IN 3-POINT SHOOTING
Brady Heslip leads the Big 12 in 3-point shooting percentage (.468) and 3-pointers made per game (3.2), providing the majority of Baylor’s Big 12-best 38.8% 3-point shooting as a team.
• Heslip’s 43.6% career 3-point shooting is the best in program history and ranks 4th in all-time among Big 12 Conference players, and with 278 career treys, he ranks 2nd on Baylor’s all-time list and 10th on the Big 12 list.
• Heslip is responsible for 41% of Baylor’s 3-pointers made this season (95-of-229). Gary Franklin is 2nd on the team with 40 3-pointers made, followed by Kenny Chery (28), Royce O’Neale (22), Taurean Prince (15), Isaiah Austin (14) and Cory Jefferson (11).
• Heslip and Franklin do most of their damage from long range, with 83% of Heslip’s career made field goals from downtown (278-of-333) and 77% of Franklin’s field goals made coming from 3-point range (92-of-120).

AUSTIN'S IMPROVEMENTS
• Sophomore center Isaiah Austin leads the Big 12 in blocks per game (3.1), which is a significant improvement from his 1.7 blocks per game from a season ago, despite playing 2.2 fewer minutes per game.
• Austin sat out the entire offseason after shoulder surgery, which prevented him from doing upper body workouts.
• He’s spent more time in the paint as a sophomore, attempting only 47 total 3-pointers in 30 games after shooting 90 treys in 35 games last year. He’s also improved his free throw shooting from .634 to .684.
• Austin had a career-high 9 blocks vs. K-State on Feb. 1, tying the most ever by a BU player in a conference game.

JEFFERSON AMONG BAYLOR CAREER LEADERS
• Cory Jefferson has 22 career double-doubles, ranking 7th on Baylor’s all-time list. He leads the Big 12 with 11 double-doubles this season, which is tied for 10th-most in a season in Baylor history.
• Jefferson ranks 3rd in program history in career blocks (159), 5th in career blocks per game (1.30), 4th in career wins (89), 2nd in career Big 12 wins (36) and 9th in career field goal percentage (.551).
• Jefferson has scored in double figures in 30 of his last 37 games dating back to the 2012-13 season.

WINNING BATTLE OF THE BOARDS
• BU has been out-rebounded just six times in 30 games this season.
• The Bears have grabbed 40+ rebounds in 15 games, and with wins in 12 of those 15, BU is now 76-20 in the Drew era when recording 40 or more rebounds in a game.
• The Bears’ frontcourt trio of Cory Jefferson (8.3), Rico Gathers (6.9) and Isaiah Austin (5.6) combine to average 20.8 rebounds per game, including 8.0 offensive rebounds per game.
• Gathers ranks 1st nationally in offensive rebounds per minute (0.17) and 2nd in total rebounds per minute (0.39).

MULTIPLE AP TOP 25 WINS IN SEVEN STRAIGHT SEASONS
• Baylor has won multiple games vs. AP Top 25 teams in each of the last seven seasons.
• Prior to winning multiple games vs. ranked teams in each of the last seven seasons, Baylor had only four seasons with multiple AP Top 25 victories in its first 101 years of basketball (1958-59, 1981-82, 1996-97, 2000-01).
• This season, BU won vs. No. 3 Kentucky (AT&T Stadium), at No. 8 Oklahoma State and vs. No. 16 Iowa State.
• The Bears are 17-37 vs. AP Top 25 teams since 2007-08 after going 17-122 in their first 101 seasons.
• Baylor is 34-159 all-time against AP Top 25 teams (3-7 this season).
• Last season, the Bears won at No. 8 Kentucky on Dec. 1 and vs. No. 4 Kansas on March 9.

NATION'S BEST POSTSEASON WINNING PERCENTAGE
• BU has the nation’s best postseason winning percentage over the last five seasons (15-3, .833).
• Baylor has won at least three games in each of its last four postseason appearances.
• Baylor was the last Texas Division I team (out of 21) playing postseason basketball in each of the last two years.
• Baylor is 15-4 in five postseason appearances under Scott Drew — 6-3 in NCAA Tournament and 9-1 in NIT.

UNPRECEDENTED SUCCESS
• Baylor has enjoyed unprecedented success over the last six-plus seasons under 11th-year head coach Scott Drew. Since the start of the 2007-08 season, Baylor is 164-79 (24 wins per season) and has made five postseason appearances (2008 NCAA, 2009 NIT, 2010 NCAA, 2012 NCAA, 2013 NIT) and posted six 20-win seasons.
• Prior to 2007-08, Baylor won only 135 games in the first 11 seasons of the Big 12 era (12.3 wins per season).
• Baylor has made 12 postseason appearances (five under Drew) and won 20+ games just nine times (six under Drew) in the program’s first 108 seasons.

PROTECTING THE PAINT
• Cory Jefferson and Isaiah Austin are both in the top 5 in program history in blocked shots.
• Austin is 3rd with 2.34 blocks per game and Jefferson is 5th at 1.30 blocks per game.
• Jefferson’s 159 blocks are 3rd-most in BU history and 18 behind Quincy Acy (177) in 2nd place, while Austin is 4th with 152 blocks, and is 7 behind Jefferson in 3rd place.

UP NEXT
• Baylor heads to the Phillips 66 Big 12 Conference Championship in Kansas City.
• The Bears will be seed No. 6, 7 or 8, and their first game will be on Big 12 Network regardless of seed.
• If Baylor is the No. 6 seed, it will face No. 3 seed (OU, UT, ISU or KSU) at 8:30 p.m. Thursday.
• If Baylor is the No. 7 seed, it will face No. 10 seed TCU at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.
• If Baylor is the No. 8 seed, it will face No. 9 seed Texas Tech at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

BIG 12 CHAMPIONSHIP SEEDING SCENARIOS
• If Baylor beats Kansas State and ...
• West Virginia loses to Kansas, Baylor would be the No. 6 seed.
• West Virginia beats Kansas and Oklahoma State beats Iowa State, BU would be the No. 6 seed.
• West Virginia beats Kansas and Oklahoma State loses to Iowa State, BU would be the No. 7 seed.
• If Baylor loses to Kansas State and ...
• West Virginia loses to Kansas and Oklahoma State loses to Iowa State, BU would be the No. 6 seed.
• West Virginia beats Kansas and Oklahoma State loses to Iowa State, BU would be the No. 7 seed.
• Oklahoma State beats Iowa State, BU would be the No. 8 seed.


 

 

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