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2011-12 Men's Basketball Season Recap




April 4, 2012

 SEASON HONORS
QUINCY  ACY
NCAA South Regional All-Tournament Team
USBWA All-District VII
All-Glue (SI)
All-Big 12, second team (coaches, DMN, FWST, SAEN, WTH)
All-Big 12, honorable mention (AP)
Big 12 All-Defensive (coaches)
DEUCE  BELLO
Big 12 Commissioner's HR (fall 2011)
FRED  ELLIS
Academic All-Big 12, first team
Big 12 Commissioner's HR (fall 2011)
GARY  FRANKLIN
Big 12 Commissioner's HR (fall 2011)
BRADY  HESLIP
Big 12 All-Tournament Team
Academic All-Big 12, second team
Big 12 Rookie of the Week (Dec. 26)
Big 12 Commissioner's HR (fall 2011)
PIERRE  JACKSON
All-American, honorable mention (AP)
Bob Cousy Award finalist
NABC All-District 8, second team
USBWA All-District VII
All-Big 12, first team (ESPN.com, FWST, KC Star, WTH)
All-Big 12, second team (AP, coaches, DMN, SAEN)
Big 12 All-Rookie (coaches)
Big 12 Newcomer of the Year (WTH)
Big 12 Transfer of the Year (ESPN.com)
Big 12 Rookie of the Week
(Jan. 16, Feb. 4, March 4)
"Best Player in the Clutch" (ESPN.com)
PERRY  JONES III
All-American, honorable mention (AP)
NABC All-District 8, second team
USBWA All-District VII
Big 12 All-Tournament Team
All-Big 12, second team (AP, ESPN.com, KC Star)
All-Big 12, third team (coaches)
Big 12 Co-Player of the Week
(Dec. 19, Jan. 16)
QUINCY  MILLER
Big 12 Co-Freshman of the Year (coaches)
Big 12 Freshman of the Year (SN)
All-Big 12, honorable mention (coaches)
Big 12 All-Rookie (coaches)
Big 12 All-Freshman (WTH)
JACOB  NEUBERT
Big 12 Commissioner's HR (fall 2011)

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­­For the second time in three seasons, Baylor’s season ended with a trip to the Elite Eight and a loss to the eventual national champion. Ranked every week during the 2011-12 season, Baylor established program records for overall wins (30), conference wins (12) and tied its mark for NCAA wins in a single postseason (three). The Bears finished No. 9 in the final AP Top 25 and No. 8 in the final USA TODAY/ESPN Top 25 – the highest season-ending ranking in program history.

Seniors Quincy Acy, Fred Ellis and Anthony Jones became the winningest class in program history, amassing 100 career victories in four seasons. They also depart Baylor with a program-record 35 Big 12 wins and are the first seniors to post a career winning mark in Big 12 play (35-31). Pierre Jackson and Perry Jones III were honorable mention All-Americans by The Associated Press, while Jackson, Jones III, Acy and Quincy Miller took home All-Big 12 honors.

Baylor was one of only six men’s teams to make at least two Elite Eight appearances in the last three years, joining Butler, Florida, Kansas, Kentucky and North Carolina. Baylor is also the only NCAA Division I school to have both its men’s and women’s basketball teams win at least 30 games.

PROGRAM RECORDS / HIGHLIGHTS
• First 30-win season in program history, winning program-record 30 games
• Set program record for conference wins (12)
• Won multiple NCAA tournament games for the second time since 1948 (also won 3 games in 2010)
• Second NCAA Elite Eight appearance in the last three seasons
• Second Big 12 Championship title game appearance (fourth conference tournament title game appearance)
Scott Drew became the first coach in program history to guide Baylor to four postseason appearances and only the second Baylor head coach to make three NCAA tournament appearances (Bill Henderson)
• Drew moved into second on Baylor’s career wins list with 157 victories

ACADEMICS
• Baylor posted its highest team semester GPA in program history
Fred Ellis (first team) and Brady Heslip (second team) were named Academic All-Big 12
• Six players earned a GPA of 3.0 or higher during the fall 2011 semester, earning Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll honors — Deuce Bello, Fred Ellis, Gary Franklin, Brady Heslip, Logan Lowery and Jacob Neubert

MISCELLANEOUS
• Tied a program-record with 34 television games, posting a 26-8 record (played 34 TV games in 2008-09)
• Since start of 2007-08 season, Baylor is 121-55 (135 wins in first 11 seasons of Big 12 era)
• Baylor was one of five schools nationally that boasted a bowl-winning football team and a men’s basketball team in the Sweet 16 (Florida, Michigan State, Ohio, North Carolina State)
• Baylor was one of six schools to make at least two Elite Eight appearances in the last three years (Butler, Florida, Kentucky, Kansas, North Carolina)
• Baylor swept “Big 12 South” schools for first time in program history (10-0 vs. Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State)
• Baylor swept Oklahoma and Oklahoma State in the same season for the first time
• Baylor swept Texas and Texas A&M in the same season for the first time since 1970-71 and swept Texas, Texas A&M and Texas Tech in the same season for the first time in program history
• Four of Baylor’s 7 20-win seasons have come in the last 5 seasons
• Baylor has been ranked for 51 weeks in program history — 48 of those weeks coming in the last five seasons.

NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP
• Baylor is 1-3 all-time in NCAA regional finals (1948, 1950, 2010 and 2012)
• Baylor tied a school record by playing four NCAA Championship games (played four in 2010)
• Baylor is 9-9 all-time in seven NCAA Championship appearances
• Baylor is 6-3 under Drew in three NCAA Championship trips (2008, 2010, 2012)
• Baylor is 16-7 over the last four years in postseason tournaments (Big 12, NCAA, NIT)
• Senior F Quincy Acy was named to the NCAA South Regional All-Tournament Team

RANKINGS
• Ranked No. 8 in final USA TODAY/ESPN and No. 9 in final AP Top 25 polls
• Final USA TODAY/ESPN ranking is highest final ranking in program history § Ranked in the Top 5 (AP and USA TODAY/ESPN) for a program-record three weeks
• Ranked in the Top 10 (AP and USA TODAY/ESPN) for a program-record 15 weeks
• Ranked in the Top 10 (AP and USA TODAY/ESPN) for a program-record 13 consecutive weeks
• Ranked in the Top 15 (AP and USA TODAY/ESPN) for a program-record 19 consecutive weeks § Ranked in the final AP Top 25 poll (No. 9) for the second time in program history
• Ranked as high as No. 3 in both AP and USA TODAY/ESPN polls — highest ranking in program history
• Ranked in the AP Top 25 during the month of March for the second time in program history

FERRELL CENTER RECORDS
• Established program records for total home attendance (134,541) and per-game average (7,914)
• Sixth straight year more than 100,000 fans came through Ferrell Center doors (only two such years in arena’s first 18 seasons as Baylor’s homecourt)
• Drew-coached teams own seven of the 10 best per-game season averages in Ferrell Center history

CONFERENCE RECORDS
• Set program record for conference wins (12)
• Finished tied for 3rd in Big 12 standings — second-best Big 12 finish in program history (t2nd in 2009-10)
• Earned its second first-round bye in Big 12 Championship history
• Advanced to second Big 12 Championship title game and fourth conference tournament title game in program history

INDIVIDUAL RECORDS
• Seniors Quincy Acy, Fred Ellis and Anthony Jones finished as the winningest class in school history (100 wins)
• Acy, Ellis and Jones won a school-record 35 career Big 12 games, becoming the first senior class to depart Baylor with a winning Big 12 record (35-31)
• Acy concluded his stellar Baylor career as the second player in program history ranked in the Top 10 in scoring, rebounding, blocked shots and FG percentage (Brian Skinner)
• Acy also established the Baylor record for career games played (139) and career Big 12 games played (66)
• Acy career rankings: t1st wins (100), t1st Big 12 wins (35), 1st games played (139), 1st Big 12 games played (66), 2nd blocked shots (177), 3rd FG% (60.2), 4th minutes played (3,488), 5th rebounding (828), 5th blocks per game (1.27), 5th personal fouls (355), 8th in FT attempted (496), t9th FG made (503), 9th FT made (351), t10th scoring (1,360)
• Brady Heslip’s 45.5 3FG percentage established Baylor single-season and career records, minimum 200 attempts
• Heslip ranks 3rd all-time in career 3FG percentage at Baylor (minimum 150 attempts), while Pierre Jackson’s 40.8 clip ranks 4th
• Jackson’s 223 assists are the second-most in a single season at Baylor (Nelson Haggerty., 284 in 1994-95)
• Jackson’s 5.86 assists-per-game average is the third-highest in a single season at Baylor
• A.J. Walton’s 320 career assists are tied with Aaron Bruce for 5th all-time at Baylor
• Walton’s 160 career steals rank 2nd all-time at Baylor behind only Micheal Williams (282)

TEAM RECORDS
• Established single-season records for FT percentage (75.4) and steals (286)
• 38 games in 2011-12 are the second-most in school history behind only the 2008-09 team (39)
• Season totals for minutes played, points, FG made, FG attempted, FT made, rebounds, assists, turnovers and blocks rank second all-time for a single season


 

 

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