|#19/18 Baylor vs. Jackson State
Nov. 11, 2012 | 4 p.m. CT
Waco, Texas | Ferrell Center (10,284)
TV: FOX Sports Southwest & FCS Central
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• Sunday's game is Baylor's second game in a season-opening stretch that features five games in 10 days.
• Baylor's game against Jackson State is the second of six this season that will be televised on FOX Sports Southwest as part of Baylor Vision on FOX Sports -- the Bears' third-tier TV network.
• Baylor is 5-0 all-time against Jackson State, with wins against the Tigers in each of the past five seasons.
• Baylor set Scott Drew era records with 68 points in the paint, 28 assists and a 64.5 FG% in the season opener vs. Lehigh.
• Baylor entered the 2012-13 season ranked No. 18 in the preseason coaches poll and No. 19 in the AP Preseason Top 25.
• Baylor is one of only two Big 12 schools to be ranked in each of the last six seasons (Kansas).
• In the last five seasons entering 2012-13, Baylor went 121-55 (24.2 wins per season) and made four postseason appearances (2008 NCAA, 2009 NIT, 2010 NCAA, 2012 NCAA) with four 20-win seasons.
• Baylor was picked 2nd in the 2012-13 Big 12 Men's Basketball Preseason Coaches Poll, its highest ever projection.
• Baylor has the Big 12's 2nd-longest active streak with at least one 3-point field goal made in 658 consecutive games.
• Baylor is 45-7 at home in the last 3-plus seasons, winning a Ferrell Center-record 15 home games in 2009-10 and 2010-11 and going 14-3 at home a season ago. Baylor is 71-16 in the last 5-plus seasons at home, posting an .816 winning percentage.
• All 31 of Baylor's regular-season games will be televised this season, including 21 games on CBS or the ESPN family of networks. Baylor tied a program record with 34 televised games last season, posting a 26-8 record in those contests.
• Baylor is one of only six schools nationally to play in the Elite Eight in two of the last three seasons.
• Baylor PG Pierre Jackson was named Big 12 Preseason Player of the Year, the 2nd straight year a Bear has been honored.
• Baylor is coming off a school-record 30-win campaign, marking the 2nd time in the last three seasons the Bears have established a school record for wins (28 victories in 2009-10).
• Drew's last four recruiting classes have all been ranked in ESPN's top 25 nationally (21st, 22nd, 18th, 5th, respectively).
• Baylor has signed eight top 50 national recruits in the last six years -- LaceDarius Dunn (2007), Anthony Jones (2008), Nolan Dennis (2009), Perry Jones III (2010), Quincy Miller (2011), Deuce Bello (2011), Isaiah Austin (2012) and Rico Gathers (2012).
• Baylor will play a school-record three times on ESPN Big Monday this season -- at Kansas (1/14); vs. OSU (1/21); at UT (3/4).
• The Bears have four 20-win seasons in the last five years, averaging 24.2 wins per season over that stretch. Baylor had only three all-time 20-win seasons prior to Drew's arrival.
• Baylor's 2011-12 final national team rankings (338 ranked): winning percentage (20th -- .789), FT percentage (23rd -- 75.4), 3FG percentage (27th -- 38.3), rebound margin (29th -- 5.4), assists per game (32nd -- 15.0), scoring margin (33rd -- 9.4), scoring offense (34th -- 74.7), FG percentage (41st -- 46.7), blocked shots per game (42nd -- 4.7), steals per game (69th -- 7.5), assist-turnover ratio (77th -- 1.09).
• Baylor returning players' 2011-12 final national rankings (250 ranked): Brady Heslip -- 3FG percentage (7th -- 45.5), 3FG per game (49th -- 2.63); Pierre Jackson -- assists per game (22nd -- 5.9), steals per game (76th -- 1.79), assist-turnover ratio FT percentage (89th -- 82.2), (165th -- 1.66); Cory Jefferson -- blocked shots per game (170th -- 1.24).
• Baylor will play a school-record 21 regular-season games on the ESPN family of networks in 2012-13, increasing the number of ESPN appearances to 81 in the last six seasons (85 in the Scott Drew era).
• Baylor's Scott Drew is tied with Kansas' Bill Self as the second-longest tenured head coach in the Big 12 Conference. Drew, who enters his 10th season at Baylor in 2012-13, is second only to Texas' Rick Barnes, who enters his 15th season in Austin.
• No. 19/18 Baylor heads to the ESPN Charleston (S.C.) Classic for three games in four days. The Bears open against Boston College at 2 p.m. CT Thursday, then face either Colorado or Dayton at 11:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. Friday. After an off-day on Saturday, Baylor will face one of four teams from the opposite side of the bracket at a time TBA on Sunday.
• Baylor opened the season with a 99-75 win over Lehigh on Friday night at the Ferrell Center.
• The Bears improved to 9-1 in home openers under 10th year head coach Scott Drew.
• Baylor set Drew-era records with 68 points in the paint and 28 assists, and its 64.5 FG percentage was 4th-best in BU history.
• Cory Jefferson had 26 points, including 9 dunks, and 13 rebounds in his 2nd career start.
• Freshman Isaiah Austin poured in 22 points in 17 minutes played before suffering a sprained ankle in the second half.
• Pierre Jackson had 14 points and 12 assists for his 6th career double-double. Jackson's 12 assists (9 in first half) tied for the 12th-most in a single game in program history.
THE EXHIBITION -- OCT. 25, 2012
• Baylor fans got a glimpse of the 2012-13 team when the Bears knocked off Abilene Christian, 103-75, in an exhibition game on Oct. 25. Brady Heslip led the way for the Bears with six 3-pointers, including five in the game's first 10 minutes.
• All 14 Baylor players saw action, including five freshmen, who were still eligible to redshirt since the game was an exhibition. Freshman guard L.J. Rose played a team-leading 24 minutes and had four points, six rebounds and four assists.
• Gary Franklin scored 15 points on 5-of-9 shooting, followed by Pierre Jackson, who poured in 14 points on only five field goal attempts and added eight assists and four rebounds.
• Freshman Isaiah Austin added 13 points and four rebounds, sophomore Deuce Bello had 10 points, four rebounds and three assists, and freshman Rico Gathers had nine points and a game-high 10 rebounds in only 14 minutes played.
• The Baylor program has enjoyed unprecedented success over the last five-plus seasons under 10th-year head coach Scott Drew. Since the start of the 2007-08 season, Baylor is 122-55 (24.2 wins per season from 2007-08 to 2011-12) and has made four postseason appearances (2008 NCAA, 2009 NIT, 2010 NCAA, 2012 NCAA) and posted four 20-win seasons.
• Prior to 2007-08, Baylor won only 135 games in the first 11 seasons of the Big 12 era (12.3 wins per season).
• Baylor has made 11 postseason appearances (four under Drew) and won 20+ games just seven times (four under Drew) in the program's first 106 seasons.
BAYLOR DEBUTS AT NO. 18 IN COACHES, No. 19 in AP PRESEASON TOP 25 POLLS
• Baylor entered the 2012-13 season with its third consecutive preseason ranking. Baylor is ranked No. 18 in the USA TODAY/ESPN Preseason Top 25 Poll and No. 19 in the AP Preseason Top 25 Poll.
• Baylor was the second-highest ranked Big 12 team in both preseason polls, trailing only No. 7/7 Kansas. The Bears were picked to finish second in the conference by the league's head coaches.
• Baylor was ranked in both the AP and USA TODAY/ESPN preseason polls for the third consecutive season. Last season, the Bears were ranked No. 12 in both preseason polls, and in 2010-11, the Bears were No. 16 in the AP and No. 14 in the USA TODAY/ESPN preseason polls.
• Baylor has now been ranked in each of the last six seasons - a total of 47 polls (including preseason polls). The Bears have been ranked in 21 consecutive polls dating back to the 2011-12 preseason polls.
• Prior to the 2007-08 campaign, Baylor had only been ranked for three weeks in the program's first 101 seasons (one week in 1948-49, two weeks in 1968-69).
28 CONSECUTIVE NON-CONFERENCE HOME WINS
• Baylor has won 28 consecutive non-conference home games. The last time the Bears lost at home to a non-conference opponent was an 85-84 defeat against South Carolina on Jan. 2, 2009.
• Baylor went undefeated in non-conference home games in each of the last three seasons (8-0 in 2009-10, 10-0 in 2010-11 and 8-0 in 2011-12). The Bears are 1-0 this season in non-conference home games.
HOME, SWEET DOME
• Baylor is 45-7 at home in the last three-plus seasons, winning a Ferrell Center-record 15 home games in both 2009-10 and 2010-11, and going 14-3 at the Ferrell Center a season ago. Baylor is 71-16 in the last five-plus seasons at home, boasting an impressive .816 winning percentage.
DREW CLIMBING BAYLOR CAREER WINS CHART
• Scott Drew currently ranks second in Baylor history with 158 career wins as the Bears' head coach. Drew needs 43 wins to tie Bill Henderson (201) for the all-time wins record.
• Drew's .560 winning percentage is the best ever by a Baylor coach with four or more years at the helm. He ranks fourth overall, trailing only Ralph Glaze (.788; 1910-13), Enoch Mills (.655; 1908-10) and Darrel Johnson (.593; 1992-94).
UNPRECEDENTED NATIONAL EXPOSURE
• For the first time in program history, all 31 of Baylor's regular-season games will be televised in 2012-13.
• Baylor has 21 games on the ESPN family of networks, six games on FOX Sports Southwest, three games on the Big 12 Network and one game on CBS. Baylor tied a program record with 34 televised games last season.
• With 21 games on the ESPN family of networks, Baylor will increase its number of ESPN appearances to 81 in the last six seasons (85 in the Scott Drew era). When Baylor plays at Kentucky on Dec. 1, it will be the second regular-season game in program history televised nationally on CBS.
• Baylor welcomed six newcomers to its 2012-13 roster, headlined by five highly-touted incoming freshmen: C Isaiah Austin (Arlington, Texas), F Rico Gathers (LaPlace, La.), G L.J. Rose (Houston, Texas), F/C Chad Rykhoek (Fort Worth, Texas) and F Taurean Prince (San Antonio, Texas). The Bears also add sophomore F Logan Lowery, who sat out last season after transferring from Centenary.
• Five of the six newcomers saw action in the season opener against Lehigh. Rykhoek did not play and is eligible to redshirt.
BAYLOR BASKETBALL ON THE RADIO
• Baylor basketball is aired live via the Baylor-IMG College Radio Network on ESPN Central Texas and flagship station 1660AM ESPN Radio (KRZI) in Waco and worldwide on Sirius XM Radio. All games are broadcast by the "Voice of the Bears" John Morris and former Baylor basketball standout Pat Nunley. Morris is in his 25th year doing Baylor broadcasts, while Nunley is in his 30th season as color analyst.
• The radio call from all of Baylor's games can be heard free of charge live on the Internet at www.BaylorBears.com.
• Morris and Nunley are moving over to TV to call the first two games of the year with Baylor Vision on FOX Sports, so Rick May (pxp) and Nick Joos (color) are stepping in for the radio call.