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MBB, Oklahoma Set for Rematch in Kansas City

LaceDarius Dunn and the Bears face Oklahoma in the first round.


LaceDarius Dunn and the Bears face Oklahoma in the first round.

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No. 7 Baylor (18-12) vs. No. 10 Oklahoma (13-17)
March 9, 2011 | 6:07 p.m. CST
| Kansas City, Mo. | Sprint Center (18,758)
TV: Big 12 Network
 2011 Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship (First Round)
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GAME CENTER: GAME 31
MEDIA INFORMATION
Date:
Wed., March 9, 2011
Tip-Off:
6:07 p.m. CST
Location:
Kansas City, Mo.
Arena:
Sprint Center (18,758)
Television:
Big 12 Network, ESPN Full Court | Complete TV Clearances Listings
    Talent: Dave Armstrong (pxp), Reid Gettys (analyst)
Radio:
Baylor IMG College Radio Network/ESPN Central Texas; 1660 AM (Waco); 106.9 FM (Killeen); 101.3 FM (Waco); 100.9 FM (Temple); Sirius 126/XM 231
    Talent: John Morris (pxp), Pat Nunley (analyst)
Series (Overall): Oklahoma leads 36-8
Series (Big 12 era):
OU leads 27-3
Series (Neutral):
OU leads 2-1
Current Series Streak:
OU, 1 win
Last Meeting:
Feb. 2, 2011 (OU 73-66)
Scott Drew Record vs. OU:
3-13
Live Stats:
www.BaylorBears.com
Audio Web Stream: www.BaylorBears.com
Video Web Stream:
www.ESPN3.com
In-Game Blog:
ww.BaylorBears.com

QUICK HITS
• With the regular season complete, No. 7 seed Baylor (18-12) will head to Kansas City to face No. 10 Oklahoma (13-17) in the first round of the 2011 Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship.
• Baylor is 9-13 all-time in the Big 12 Championship
• Wednesday marks the 45th series meeting and the first in the Big 12 Championship.
• Starting with its epic run at the 2009 Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship in Oklahoma City, Baylor is 23-19 away from the Ferrell Center -- 11-11 in true road games and 12-8 in neutral-site games.
• Baylor needs two more wins to clinch its school-record fourth consecutive 20-win season.
• Baylor is 91-46 over the last four seasons and has never posted four consecutive 20-win seasons or four consecutive postseason appearances in school history.
• Baylor has made at least one 3-point field goal in 618 consecutive games.
• Senior G LaceDarius Dunn is the Baylor and Big 12 all-time leading scorer with 2,274 career points.
• Dunn is only the third Baylor player to be named first-team All-Big 12 by the league's coaches.
• Dunn, who has 387 career 3FG, needs 3 treys to become the Big 12's all-time leader.
• Dunn has made a 3FG in a school-record 44 consecutive games -- third-longest streak in Big 12 history.
• PG A.J. Walton leads the Big 12 in steals-per-game, while ranking second in assists-per-game.
• F Perry Jones III leads all Big 12 freshmen in scoring and FG percentage.
• F Quincy Acy was named Big 12 Co-Sixth Man, the second Baylor player in three years to win the award.
• Six of Baylor's 24 1,000-point scorers have come during the eight-year tenure of head coach Scott Drew. Four of the six are among the top 10 career scorers in Baylor history.
• Baylor is 9-13 all-time in the Big 12 Championship and has won four of its last six (started 5-11).
• Baylor is two wins shy of posting its school-record fourth consecutive 20-win season (Baylor had only three 20-win seasons in its first 101 years of competition).
• Baylor is 15-5 record this season when holding opponents under 70 points, but has lost three of its last five games.
• Baylor is 17-3 this season when leading at halftime.
• Baylor is 14-7 this season when a player scores 20+ points.

TELEVISION COVERAGE
• Baylor and Oklahoma will meet in the Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship for the first time Wednesday at 6:07 p.m. CST on the Big 12 Network. Dave Armstrong (play-by-play) and Reid Gettys (analyst) will serve as the talent.
• The game will be televised locally in Central Texas on NWTX (The CW) on Time Warner 165 (1008 HD) and Grande 15 (815 HD) and will be available on ESPN Full Court (pay-per-view) and ESPN3.com.

BAYLOR/OKLAHOMA SERIES HISTORY
• Wednesday marks the 45th series meeting, the 31st in the Big 12 era and the first in the postseason.
• Oklahoma leads the all-time series, 36-8, but Baylor has won three of the last four meetings, including a regular-season series sweep in 2009-10.
• Baylor is 3-27 vs. Oklahoma in the Big 12 era, while Scott Drew is 3-13 all-time vs. Oklahoma.
• In the 2010 Big 12 opener, Baylor snapped its 30-game series losing streak to the Sooners with an emphatic 91-60 win Jan. 9, 2010, in Waco.
• Last season, Baylor snapped its 14-game losing streak to Oklahoma in Norman with a 70-63 win -- Baylor's first win at Oklahoma since 1977.

BAYLOR AT THE BIG 12 CHAMPIONSHIP
• After year after earning a first-round bye for the first time as a No. 3 seed, Baylor is the No. 7 seed for the first time in Big 12 Championship history.
• Baylor will play Oklahoma for the first time in Big 12 Championship history.
• Baylor is 9-13 all-time in the Big 12 Championship and 5-6 under head coach Scott Drew.
• Baylor is 1-2 all-time at Sprint Center, 8-15 all-time in Kansas City, 5-9 in Big 12 Championship games held in Kansas City and has lost five of its last six games in Kansas City.
• Baylor is 3-5 against Big 12 South schools in the Big 12 Championship.
• Baylor is 3-2 in Big 12 Championship play as higher seed.
• Baylor is 5-7 all-time in Big 12 Championship first-round games.
• Baylor is the only team in the Big 12 era to defeat two No. 1 seeds at the Big 12 Championship (2001, 2009).

UP NEXT
• The winner of No. 7 Baylor and No. 10 Oklahoma will advance to the quarterfinals of the 2011 Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship to face No. 2 Texas. Thursday's game will tip at 6:07 p.m. CST on the Big 12 Network.

WINNING AWAY FROM HOME
• Starting with its epic run at the 2009 Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship in Oklahoma City, Baylor is 23-19 (.548) away from the Ferrell Center -- 11-11 in true road games and 12-8 in neutral-site games.

THIRD TIME'S A CHARM IN THE POSTSEASON
• Baylor and Oklahoma will meet for the third time this season Wednesday in the first round of the 2011 Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship with the teams splitting the first two meetings. Wednesday will mark the ninth time in Big 12 Championship history that Baylor will play an opponent for the third time in a season.
• Baylor is 3-5 when playing teams for the third time in the Big 12 Championship and has won its last two -- both against the Texas Longhorns, which the Bears could face in the quarterfinals.

SCOUTING OKLAHOMA
• Oklahoma (13-17), which is 1-8 since defeating Baylor last month in Norman, snapped its eight-game losing streak March 5 with a 64-61 win over Oklahoma State in the Bedlam Series. • Senior Cade Davis, who leads the team with 13.8 points-per-game, has scored 20+ points in four of the last five games, including a game-high 22 in the streak-ending win against the Cowboys.
• Davis is one of three Sooners averaging double figures. Andrew Fitzgerald (12.9) and Steven Pledger (11.0) are the others, while Fitzgerald leads the Sooners with 5.2 boards-per-game.

THREE BEARS GARNER ALL-BIG 12 HONORS
• Baylor and Big 12 all-time leading scorer LaceDarius Dunn was named to the 2011 Phillips 66 All-Big 12 First Team and is among three Bears to earn conference postseason honors. The official All-Big 12 awards are selected by the league's head coaches, who are not allowed to vote for their own players.
• Dunn earned only Baylor's third first-team selection in Big 12 history, joining Terry Black (2001) and former teammate Curtis Jerrells (2008). Once one of the league's best players off the bench, Dunn led the league in both scoring (19.8) and 3-point field goals (3.26) through 27 games. The Monroe, La., native became the Baylor and Big 12 all-time leading scorer (2,274 points) this season, while setting other major school career marks along the way.
• Freshman Perry Jones III was named second-team All-Big 12 and was also one of two unanimous Big 12 All-Rookie team selections. The most-heralded freshman in school history, Jones III led all Big 12 freshmen in both scoring (13.9) and field goal percentage (.549). The Duncanville, Texas, product is the third Baylor player named to the Big 12 All-Rookie team in league history - Curtis Jerrells (2006) and Ekpe Udoh (2010).
• In addition to earning All-Big 12 honorable mention, junior Quincy Acy was one of two players to earn the Big 12 Sixth Man Award, sharing the honor with Colorado's Levi Knutson. It marks the second time in conference history that the honor is shared; the other was 2009 (Dunn and Missouri's Matt Lawrence).
• Acy gave the Bears a spark off the bench in 75 percent of league games, finishing third on the team with 10.4 points-per-game. He led Baylor with 7.4 rebounds-per-contest, while connecting at a .530 clip from the field. The junior had 44 blocks, ranking fourth in the Big 12.
• Dunn and Jones III also picked up other Big 12 postseason honors. Dunn earned second-team All-Big 12 accolades from Kansas City Star and Yahoo! Sports, while Jones III picked up third-team honors from Yahoo! Sports.

WHAT'S DUNN IS DONE
• In February, LaceDarius Dunn became Baylor's all-time leading scorer, breaking Terry Teagle's 29-year-old school record. Dunn passed Teagle during the Bears' home win Feb. 15 against Wayland Baptist.
• In Baylor's regular-season finale March 5 against No. 7 Texas, Dunn dropped 22 points on the Longhorns and, in the process, became the Big 12's all-time leading scorer. Dunn enters the 2011 Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship with 2,274 career points.

FINAL RECORD ON HORIZON
LaceDarius Dunn has made a Baylor-record 387 career 3FG and is the only player in program history to make 300+ 3FG.
• Dunn owns the Baylor single-game, single-season and career 3-point records and needs 3 treys to surpass Texas' A.J. Abrams (389) as the Big 12 career leader.

TICKET TO THE POSTSEASON
• Senior G LaceDarius Dunn will make his fourth Big 12 Championship appearance this week in Kansas City. In fact, Dunn is the only player on Baylor's roster who has played in three consecutive postseasons (NCAA or NIT). Dunn is seeking to become the first player in school history to play in four different postseasons.


 

 

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