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Kevin Rogers and the Bears upset No. 11 Kansas Thursday afternoon.

Kevin Rogers and the Bears upset No. 11 Kansas Thursday afternoon.

March 12, 2009

Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship Central | Watch Postgame Press Conference

Live Audio Game Notes In-Game Blog

GAME CENTER: GAME 33 (PHILLIPS 66 BIG 12 CHAMPIONSHIP SEMIFINALS)
NO. 9 BAYLOR BEARS (19-13) VS. NO. 5 TEXAS LONGHORNS (22-10)

Date: Friday, March 13, 2009
Tip-off: 6 p.m. CT
Location: Oklahoma City, Okla.
Arena: Ford Center (18,878)
Television: Big 12 Network (rebranded ESPN Plus) [Complete TV Listings]
Available locally on The CW in Central Texas | Also available on ESPN Full Court
Talent: Mitch Holthus (pxp), Reid Gettys (color)
Radio: Baylor ISP Sports Network (ESPN/KRZI 1660 AM/Sirius Satellite Ch. 161)
Talent: John Morris (pxp), Pat Nunley (color)
Live Stats:
BaylorBears.com and Big12Sports.com
Web Stream:
ESPN360.com and BaylorBears.com (live audio)

PHILLIPS 66 BIG 12 CHAMPIONSHIP SEMIFINAL STORY LINES
• For only the second time in the Big 12 era, Baylor has advanced to the semifinal round of the Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship. The No. 9 seed Bears will face No.5 Texas Friday at 6 p.m. on the Big 12 Network. The winner will advance to the championship game Saturday at 5 p.m. on ESPN.
• Baylor is now 3-1 all-time in the Ford Center (1-1 in 2007 Big 12 Championship).
• Friday's matchup will serve as a rematch of the 2001 Big 12 Championship semifinal that saw the No. 4 seed Longhorns defeat the No. 8 seed Bears, 76-62 in Kansas City.
• Texas also eliminated Baylor from the 2007 Big 12 Championship, when the Longhorns defeated the No. 11 seed Bears, 74-69, in the quarterfinals in OKC.
• Baylor is the only team in the Big 12 to defeat a No. 1 seed in the quarterfinal round (2001 and 2009).
LaceDarius Dunn now has hit a career-high 89 3-point field goals in his sophomore season - the third-highest single-season total in school history.
• Baylor has made at least one 3-point field goal in 544 straight games - the second-longest active streak in the Big 12 behind Texas. Baylor has connected from 3-point range at least once in every game since going 0-for-8 in a home win vs. Texas Tech on Feb. 21, 1990.
• Baylor head coach Scott Drew is 0-13 all-time vs. Texas.
• Baylor has lost 24-straight meetings with the Longhorns and hasn't defeated Texas since Feb. 21, 1998 (in Waco).
• Baylor is 4-8 all-time vs. Texas at neutral sites.

LOOKING AHEAD IN THE CHAMPIONSHIP FIELD
Overall Series Record vs. Texas: Texas leads 155-75
Series Record in Big 12 Championship: Texas leads 2-0
Series Record in SWC Tournament:
Tied 2-2 2008-09
Series Meetings: Jan. 27 (UT won 78-72 in Waco), Mar. 2 (UT won 73-57 in Austin)
Streak: Texas, 24 wins
Drew vs. Texas: 0-13 overall


 

 

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