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Men's Hoops Hosts Hartford Sunday




Nov. 14, 2009

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Baylor vs. Hartford
Nov. 15, 2009 | 1:30 p.m. CST
Waco, Texas | Ferrell Center (10,284)
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GAME CENTER: GAME 2
MEDIA INFORMATION
Date:
Sun., Nov. 15, 2009
Tip-Off:
1:30 p.m. CST
Location:
Waco, Texas
Arena:
Ferrell Center (10,284)
Television:
None
Radio:
Baylor ISP Sports Network ESPN/KRZI 1660 AM (Waco)/Sirius (Ch. 161)
Talent:
John Morris (pxp), Pat Nunley (color)
Series: Baylor leads
1-0
Record vs. America East:
1-0
Drew Era after win:
44-37
Drew Era in November:
20-5
Live Stats:
www.BaylorBears.com
Audio Web Stream: www.BaylorBears.com
Video Web Stream: www.BaylorBears.com
In-Game Blog: www.BaylorBears.com

MARKETING PROMOTIONS
2009-2010 Baylor MBB Schedule Poster Giveaway
Half-priced tickets with Baylor-Texas football ticket stub
Fans can bring a canned food item for Food for Families and receive a $5 ticket for that game

GAME NIGHT STORY LINES
• Baylor continues its season-opening four-game homestand as the Bears host Hartford Sunday at 1:30 p.m. CST in the Ferrell Center.
• Sunday is the second series meeting between the schools (Baylor leads 1-0).
Scott Drew is 2-1 vs. schools from the state of Connecticut.
Ekpe Udoh, who transferred from Michigan in June 2008, scored a career-high 18 points with a career-high tying 11 rebounds in Friday’s win vs. Norfolk State. Udoh made his first start as a Baylor Bear and suited up for his first regular season game in 610 days.
LaceDarius Dunn scored a game-high 32 points — including a personal best 25 first-half points — in Baylor’s 86-58 season-opening win over Norfolk State Friday night. Dunn has made a 3-pointer in 13 consecutive games dating back to last season. Dunn has scored in double figures in each of his last 14 games dating back to last season.
• Dunn moved into 18th place on Baylor's career scoring list with 1,067 points. Dunn passed Don Heathington (1,040), Kelvin Chalmers (1,045), Winston Moore (1,046) and Jerry Mallett (1,053).
• Dunn has 16 20-point games and three 30-point games in 71 career contests.
• Dunn scored career-high 25 first-half points, breaking his previous mark of 24 set in the second half at Texas Tech in 2008.
• Baylor signed the highest-ranked recruit in program history Wednesday when the Bears signed Perry Jones to an NLI (No. 3 by ESPNU).
• Baylor has improved its season win total in each of the last three seasons and five times in Drew’s first six seasons at the helm in Waco.
• Seventh-year Baylor head coach Scott Drew has 82 wins to his credit at the helm of the Bears men’s basketball program. Drew currently ranks sixth all-time at Baylor and trails former head coach Gene Iba (98) by 16 for fifth place.
• Baylor has nine underclassmen, which ranks third in the Big 12 (11, Nebraska; 10, Kansas; 9, BU and Oklahoma) and 20th among NCAA Division I schools. The Bears possess only four upperclassmen, fewest in the Big 12 and ninth nationally.
• Baylor is 20-5 in the month of November under Scott Drew.
• Baylor has won 11 of its last 12 non-conference November home games.
• Baylor will conclude its four-day stretch with its third home game Monday as the Bears host Southern at 7 p.m. Monday will mark the third consecutive season the Bears have faced the Southern Jaguars. Baylor is 4-0 all-time vs. Southern and won last season’s meeting, 85-43, at the Ferrell Center.

SERIES HISTORY
• Sunday marks the second meeting in the series with Hartford.
• Baylor leads the series 1-0 after winning last season’s meeting, 74-59, in Waco.

BAYLOR VS. THE AMERICA EAST CONFERENCE
• Baylor is 1-0 all-time vs. members of the America East Conference (Hartford).

NOVEMBER SUCCESS UNDER DREW
• Baylor is 20-5 in the month of November under Scott Drew.
• Baylor has won 11 of its last 12 non-conference November home games.
• Baylor is 69-31 all-time in the month of November (regular season only).

PREVIEWING HARTFORD
• Hartford, which posted a 7-26 record last season, opened its season with an 85-74 loss Friday to Quinnipiac in the inaugural Connecticut 6 Classic in Bridgeport, Conn.
• Joel Barkers scored a game-high 23 points on 6-of-11 shooting as well as 11-of-18 from the free throw line. Junior Joe Zeglinski, who missed the majority of the 2008-09 season due to injury, added 12 points in 35 minutes before fouling out. Milton Burton (11) and Morgan Sabia (10) also reached double figures for the Hawks.
• The Hawks return three starters and eight letterwinners, including junior guard Joe Zeglinski, who missed most of the season due to injury. Zeglinski averaged 15.3 points in 10 games. Hartford also returns junior forward Morgan Sabia, who averaged 10.6 points and 4.3 rebounds 31 starts a season ago.

UP NEXT [MONDAY VS. SOUTHERN]
• Baylor will conclude its four-day stretch with its third home game Monday as the Bears host Southern at 7 p.m.
• Monday will mark the third consecutive season the Bears have faced the Southern Jaguars. Baylor is 4-0 all-time vs. Southern and won last season’s meeting, 85-43, at the Ferrell Center.
• Monday’s game serves as the season opener for the Jaguars. Southern needed overtime to edge NAIA member Xavier (La.), 77-75, in a Nov. 5 exhibition. Xavier led by 16 at the half (40-24). Three Jaguars scored in double figures — Earnest Jones (14), Brian White (13) and Julius Ingram (13).

LAST SEASON VS. HARTFORD [DEC. 22, 2008]
Curtis Jerrells recorded the fourth triple-double in school history as No. 21 Baylor survived a score, defeating Hartford 74-59 at the Ferrell Center. Jerrells’ triple-double (17 points, 11 rebounds, 10 assists) was the first for a Baylor player since Brian Skinner of the Los Angeles Clippers had one on Nov. 29, 1997.
Henry Dugat scored 16 points, while Tweety Carter and LaceDarius Dunn added 14 points each. Jaret von Rosenberg's 19 points led Hartford, while Genesis Maciel had 13 points.
• Baylor went on a 13-3 run that included 3-pointers by Carter, Dunn and Jerrells to take a 23-13 lead with 7:55 remaining in the first half.
• Baylor opened the second half on a 7-0 run before two layups by Morgan Sabia keyed a Hartford run that cut the deficit to 39-32 with 16:37 left. Hartford pulled within three points twice in the second half but couldn't get any closer. Von Rosenberg could have pulled the Hawks within two but missed a free throw with 9:15 to play.


 

 

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