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Scott Drew and Curtis Jerrells lead the upstart Bears against Texas Friday night at the Big 12 Championship.

Scott Drew and Curtis Jerrells lead the upstart Bears against Texas Friday night at the Big 12 Championship.

[11]BAYLOR (15-15) vs. [3]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.

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 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 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.

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.



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