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MBB Takes on No. 18 West Virginia in Big 12 Quarterfinals
March 7, 2018

March 8, 2018 | 8:00 PM CT | Sprint Center | Kansas City, Mo.
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Game Notes: Baylor | West Virginia

TV: ESPN2 and WatchESPN
Talent: Dave Flemming (pxp), Robbie Hummel (analyst), Kris Budden (reporter)
Radio: Baylor IMG Sports Network / ESPN Central Texas
Talent: John Morris (pxp), Pat Nunley (analyst)
Streaming Radio: TuneIn App, Sirius 145, XM 199, Internet 953
Live Stats/In-Game Home:
Twitter: @BaylorMBB | #SicWVU | #Big12Hoops


18-13, 8-10 Big 12
Ranking: NR - AP, RV-42nd - Coaches
Last Game: March 3, 2018 - lost at Kansas State, 77-67
Head Coach: Scott Drew (Butler, 1993)
Career Record: 315-204 (16th season)
BU Record: 295-193 (15th season)
vs. West Virginia: 8-6


22-9, 11-7 Big 12
Ranking: 18th - AP, 18th - Coaches
Last Game: March 3, 2018 - lost at Texas, 87-79 (OT)
Head Coach: Bob Huggins (West Virginia, 1977)
Career Record: 841-339 (36th season)
WVU Record: 251-128 (11th season)
vs. Baylor: 6-8


• No. 6 seed Baylor faces No. 3 seed West Virginia in the Big 12 Championship quarterfinals Thursday night. The game will be televised on ESPN2 and WatchESPN and tips off 30 minutes after the 6 p.m. CT game.
• BU is 16-20 all-time in Big 12 Championships, including 12-13 under Scott Drew and 11-8 since 2009.
• Baylor is the tournament's No. 6 seed for a second time (2013, loss in quarterfinals to Oklahoma State).
• BU was eliminated in the quarterfinals last season, snapping a streak of 3 straight semifinal appearances.
• Baylor is 31-16 in postseason tournaments (conference, national) over the last nine seasons.
• Baylor lost both games to WVU this season, 57-54 in Morgantown and 71-60 in Waco.
• Baylor won its only prior Big 12 Championship game vs. WVU, 80-70 in a 2015 quarterfinal (4 vs. 5).
• Baylor went 2-7 in the first half of Big 12 play and recovered to go 6-3 in the second half. The Bears' 8-10 record snapped a 6-season streak of finishing .500 or better in league play.
• Baylor is 6-4 since Jake Lindsey entered the starting lineup for the Jan. 30 game at Oklahoma. BU was alone in 10th place in the Big 12 at 2-7 on Feb. 2, but the Bears finished in 6th place.
• Baylor has posted more bench points than its opponent in 12 straight Big 12 games. BU's bench has out-scored opponents 336-125 (28.0 ppg to 10.4 ppg) in that 12-game span.
• Big 12 Sixth Man Award winner Terry Maston has out-scored opposing benches 158-125 since Jan. 22.
Manu Lecomte was named All-Big 12 Second Team, the 13th time in 14 seasons that a Baylor point guard has earned All-Big 12 recognition. Jo Lual-Acuil Jr. was selected to the All-Big 12 Third Team.
• Baylor has posted more points in the paint than its opponent in 27 of 31 games this season.
• Baylor ranks 9th nationally in offensive rebound percentage (35.8), BU's 5th straight season in the top-10.
• Baylor ranks 17th nationally in adjusted defensive efficiency (95.4), the 3rd time BU has ranked top-25 in the last 4 seasons. BU's best adj. defensive efficiency ranking in Drew's first 11 seasons was 34th in 2011-12.
• Baylor ranks 20th nationally in rebounding margin (+6.4) and has out-rebounded 24 of 31 opponents.
• BU is 14-0 this season when leading at halftime. The Bears have led at the half in 5 of the last 8 games (5-3) after snapping a streak of 11 straight games without a halftime lead (3-8).
• BU is 17-1 this season when trailing by 3 or fewer at half and 1-12 when facing a 4+-point halftime deficit.
• Six of Baylor's Big 12 games have been decided by one possession (2-4, wins at UT and vs. TTU).
• Baylor has 4 losses vs. ranked teams in Big 12 play when it has been tied or trailing in the last 2 minutes.
• Nine of BU's 13 losses have been against ranked opponents, including six road games: at No. 21 Xavier, No. 22 Texas Tech, at No. 2 West Virginia, at No. 10 Kansas, at No. 20 Florida and at No. 12 Oklahoma and home games against No. 8 Wichita State, No. 16 TCU (overtime) and No. 21 WVU.
• BU is 67-14 over the last 3 seasons when leading at any point in the 2nd half of a game (18-5 this year).
• Drew is coaching his 489th game at Baylor (295-193). His .605 winning percentage is best in BU history among coaches with 40+ games, and his teams have a .678 winning percentage since 2007-08 (261-124).
• BU is 103-86 in Big 12 play in 11 seasons since 2008 after going 45-131 in the league's first 11 seasons.
• BU is 38-66 against AP-ranked teams since 2007-08 after going 0-27 in Drew's first 4 rebuilding seasons.




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