Scott Drew and Curtis Jerrells lead the upstart Bears against Texas Friday night at the Big 12 Championship.
BAYLOR (15-15) vs. TEXAS (22-8)
March 9, 2007
2007 Big 12 Championship - Quarterfinals
Ford Center - Oklahoma City, Okla.
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With a 97-83 win over sixth-seed Missouri in the opening round of the Big 12 Championship Thursday, 11 seed Baylor advanced to a quarterfinal matchup vs. third-seeded Texas at the Ford Center in Oklahoma City, Okla. The game will tipoff at approximately 8:20 p.m. CST and will be televised live on ESPNU and ESPN Plus syndicated stations. The Bears (15-15) take on Texas (22-8) for the third time this season, having dropped both earlier games by a combined six points [68-67 in Waco, 84-79 in Austin]. Baylor has lost 19 straight in the series vs. Texas dating back to Feb. 21, 1998 (80-75 win in Waco). Friday's game is the 226th meeting between Baylor and Texas, the most-played rivalry for both schools (UT leads 150-75). The winner of Friday's game will advance to a semifinal matchup against the Texas A&M-Oklahoma State winner to be played Saturday at 3:20 p.m. CST.
BAYLOR vs. TEXAS
Overall Series Record: UT leads 150-75
Series Record in Big 12 Championship: UT leads 1-0 (UT 76-62, 2001 Semifinals)
Series Record in SWC Tournament: tied 2-2
2006-07 Meetings: UT 84-79 (1-27-07 at Austin)
UT 68-67 (2-17-07 in Waco)
Streak: UT won 19 straight
Drew vs. UT: 0-8
BAYLOR NOTES FOLLOWING OPENING-ROUND WIN OVER MISSOURI
Baylor set a Big 12 Championship record by shooting 63.0% (34-54) from the field (BU's season-high).
Sophomore Curtis Jerrells scored a career-high 31 points.
Sophomore Henry Dugat recorded a season-high tying 5 assists.
Baylor snapped a five-game losing streak in Big 12 Championship games dating to 2001.
Baylor set four new team records in Big 12 Championship play: points scored (97), field goals (34), field goal percentage (.630) and 3-point field goal percentage (.600).
Baylor players broke two school records in Big 12 Championship play: Curtis Jerrells' 31 points and Henry Dugat's 81.8 field goal percentage.
Head Coach Scott Drew won his first ever Big 12 Championship game (1-2 overall).
For the third straight game, BU shot a higher percentage from the field (.630) than the free throw line (.625).
Baylor became just the second 11 seed in Big 12 Championship history to win a game (2-10 all-time).
BAYLOR IN BIG 12 CHAMPIONSHIP PLAY...
Baylor is now 5-9 in Big 12 Championship play.
In 4 of 10 Big 12 Championships, Baylor has reached the quarterfinals (1998, 2000, 2001, 2007). Baylor is now 4-6 in first round games, 1-2 in the quarterfinals and 0-1 in the semifinals.
This marks only the second time an 11 seed has won in the Big 12 Championship (2-10).
This win is Baylor's first in the Big 12 Championship since winning two and reaching the semi-finals in 2001.
Baylor is 1-2 in previous Big 12 Championship Quarterfinal games:
- 1998 (5) BU lost 65-61 to (4) Nebraska
- 2000 (9) BU lost 76-64 to (1) Iowa State
- 2001 (8) BU won 62-49 over (1) Iowa State
Baylor lost both previous meetings to Texas this season by a combined 6 points.
Saturday marks the 226th meeting between Baylor and Texas, the most-played rivalry for both schools (UT leads 150-75).
Baylor has lost 19 straight games to Texas dating to an 80-75 win in Waco 2-21-98.
Baylor is shooting 56.1% from the field over the last 4 games.
Baylor is 13-1 this season when leading at the half and 1-13 when trailing (2 ties).
Curtis Jerrells has scored in double-digits in each of the last 13 games.
Baylor is 5-42 in its last 47 away games (dating to '02-03).
8 different Baylor players have missed at least 1 game due to injury this season (55 total games missed due to injury).
Aaron Bruce became the 19th BU player to score 1,000 points this season - 1,048 16th in school history.
Tweety Carter is 2nd among Big 12 freshmen in 3-pointers made (57) and 3rd in assists-per-game (2.6).
Over the last 7 games, Henry Dugat is averaging 16.6 points, 4.1 rebounds & shooting 50% on 3-pointers.
Walk-on Mark Shepherd has averaged 6.3 pts, 6.0 reb. & shot 75% the last 4 games.
BU's quartet of sophomore starters (Diene, Dugat, Jerrells & Rogers; last season's "Freshman Four") accounts for 57% of Baylor's scoring and 60% of its rebounds.
64% (171-269) of Tweety Carter's points come from 3-pointers (56).
Baylor's 15 wins is the most in a season in Scott Drew's four years at the helm.
Curtis Jerrells is the only Baylor player to start all 30 games this season.
Baylor has used 6 different starting lineups the season, which matches the most in Scott Drew's 4 seasons (6 used in 2004-05) - BU used same lineup in all 17 games last season.
Baylor is 18-1 in the Drew Era when scoring 80-plus points (10-1 this season).
Underclassmen have led BU in scoring in 65 of its last 75 games (dating to 2004-05) [in 32 of last 75 a freshman has been top scorer].
Over the past six seasons Baylor is 68-7 when totaling an equal or higher shooting percentage than its opponent (12-1 in 2006-07).
Baylor teams have made at least one 3-point basket in 452 straight games.
MILESTONES & RECORDS WATCH
Aaron Bruce is 3 assists shy of moving into 8th place (257, Pat Nunley No. 8 with 260) on Baylor's career assists list.
Aaron Bruce is 5 points shy of moving into 15th place & 14 shy of 14th place (1,048, Jerry Mallet No. 15 with 1,053, Arthur Edwards No. 14 with 1,062) on Baylor's career scoring list.
Mamadou Diene is 1 block shy of moving into 8th place & 2 blocks shy of 7th place (39, Daryl Baucham & Kish Lewis No. 8 with 40, Wendell Mays No. 7 with 41) on Baylor's single-season blocks list.
Tweety Carter is 2 made 3-pointers shy of moving into 2nd place (56, John Lucas III No. 2 with 59) on Baylor's freshman 3-pointers list.