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Men's Hoops Eyes Return to Big 12 Finals





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No. 3 Seed Baylor (25-6) vs. No. 2 Kansas State (25-6)
March 12, 2010 | 8:30 p.m. CST
Kansas City, Mo. | Sprint Center (18,879)
TV: Big 12 Network

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BAYLOR AT A GLANCE
2009-10 Record:
25-6
Last Game: W, 86-67 vs. Texas
Head Coach: Scott Drew
Career Record: 126-112 (8th season)
Record at BU: 106-101 (7th season)

NATIONAL RANKINGS
AP/ESPN Rankings: 21/20
RPI: 7
Sagarin Rating: 10

STATISTICAL LEADERS
Points: LaceDarius Dunn (19.2)
Rebounds: Ekpe Udoh (9.7)
Assists: Tweety Carter (6.2)
Blocks: Ekpe Udoh (4.0)

GAME CENTER: GAME 32
Date: Fri., March 12, 2010
Tip-Off: 8:30 p.m. CST (approximate)
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Arena: Sprint Center (18,879)
Television: Big 12 Network (Complete TV Clearances)
Talent: Brent Musberger (pxp), Bob Knight (analyst)
Radio: Baylor ISP Sports Network ESPN/KRZI 1660 AM (Waco); Sirius 125/XM 231
Talent: John Morris (pxp), Pat Nunley (analyst)
BU Record When Ranked in AP Poll: 22-10
Series vs. Kansas State: K-State leads 11-10
Scott Drew Record vs. K-State: 3-4
Live Stats: www.BaylorBears.com
Audio Web Stream: www.BaylorBears.com
Video Web Stream: www.ESPN360.com
In-Game Blog: www.BaylorBears.com

BAYLOR/KANSAS STATE SERIES
Baylor and Kansas State will meet for only the second time in the Big 12 Championship. K-State defeated Baylor in the 2002 tournament in Kansas City (74-73, ot).
Overall Series Record vs. Kansas State: Kansas State leads, 11-10
Series Record in Big 12 Championship: Kansas State leads, 1-0
2009-10 Meeting: Jan. 26, 2010, in Waco (K-State won, 74-72)
Streak: K-State, 1 win
Drew vs. K-State: 3-4

BIG 12 CHAMPIONSHIP SEMIFINAL STORY LINES
• The third-seeded Baylor Bears will try to advance to the Big 12 Championship finals for the second consecutive season when they face second-seeded Kansas State in the semifinals Friday.
• Baylor has won five straight games - its second-longest win streak this season (won nine).
• Baylor is 10-11 all-time vs. Kansas State.
• In the only other meeting this season, Kansas State escaped Waco with a 74-72 win Jan. 26.
• Baylor's 25 wins are tied for the most in school history with the 1945-46 team which advanced to the NCAA Tournament.
• Baylor has won 49 games over the last two seasons - the most wins in a two-year span in school history.
• BU has won a school-record 70 games in the last three seasons.

BAYLOR IN BIG 12 CHAMPIONSHIP PLAY...
• Baylor is 9-12 all-time in the Big 12 Championship and 5-5 under head coach Scott Drew.
• Baylor is 1-1 all-time at Sprint Center, 8-14 all-time in Kansas City and 5-8 in Big 12 Championship games held in Kansas City.
• BU is 3-1 in Big 12 Championship play as higher seed.
• Baylor has played in the Big 12 Championship semifinals for the second consecutive season and for the third time in the Big 12 era.
• BU is 1-1 all-time in Big 12 Championship semifinal games.
• Last season in Oklahoma City, Baylor became the first No. 9 seed to advance to the Big 12 Championship title game -- and the second-lowest seed ever.
• No. 3 seed in 24-8 all-time in the Big 12 Championship and has won the tournament five times -- 1999 (Kansas), 2001 (Oklahoma), 2003 (Oklahoma), 2005 (Oklahoma State) and 2009 (Missouri).
• No. 3 seed has reached finals in eight of 13 Big 12 Championship tournaments.

Baylor is 1-1 in previous Big 12 Championship Semifinal game:
2001:
(4) Texas 76, (8) Baylor 62
2009:
(9) Baylor 76, (5) Texas 70


 

 

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