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No. 17 MBB Hosts La Salle on ESPN Marathon

#17/17 Baylor (1-0) vs. La Salle (0-0)
Nov. 16, 2010 | 1:05 p.m. CST
Waco, Texas | Ferrell Center (10,284)
TV: ESPN (College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon)

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Tue., Nov. 16, 2010
1:05 p.m. CST
Waco, Texas
Ferrell Center (10,284)
    Talent: Ron Franklin (pxp), Fran Fraschilla (color)
Radio: Baylor ISP Sports Network; ESPN/KRZI 1660 AM (Waco)
    Talent: John Morris (pxp), Heath Nielsen (color)
Series (Overall): La Salle leads 3-0
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• No. 17/17 Baylor continues its seven-game homestand Tuesday when it hosts the La Salle Explorers at 1 p.m. as part of ESPN's College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon.
• Since the 2006-07 season, Baylor is 55-15 (.783) at the Ferrell Center.
• Baylor is 26-6 in the month of November under Scott Drew.
• Baylor is 36-10 in its last 46 games dating back to its 2009 postseason run.
• Baylor is 31-20 in nationally televised games, including a 24-18 record on the ESPN family of networks.
• Baylor is ranked in both the AP and ESPN/USA TODAY preseason polls for the first time in program history.
• Baylor is 26-12 -- 25-11 in the Drew era -- when ranked in the Associated Press Top 25 Poll and 17-8 when ranked in the ESPN/USA TODAY Coaches Top 25 Poll.
• Baylor is 0-3 all-time vs. La Salle and 5-10 vs. current Atlantic 10 Conference members.
• F Anthony Jones (17), G/F Fred Ellis (14) and C J'mison Morgan (12) each established career highs for points in Baylor's 87-52 season-opening win Nov. 12 vs. Grambling State.
• Drew has graduated all 17 seniors on his rosters during his tenure at Baylor.
• Drew is tied with Kansas' Bill Self as the second-longest tenured head coach in the Big 12 Conference. Drew, who is in his eighth season at BU in 2010-11, is second only to Texas' Rick Barnes, who is in his 13th season in Austin.
• Baylor's 2010-11 roster features eight student-athletes that hail from the state of Texas.

• La Salle leads the all-time series 3-0. Tuesday's game will be the first meeting since Dec. 10, 1994, at the Dr Pepper Invitational in Waco.
• All three series meetings have been in regular-season tournaments.
• The first two series meetings were on a neutral floor -- Dec. 17, 1971, at the Husker Classic in Lincoln, Neb.; and Dec. 15, 1990, at the Daiwa Bell Tournament in Tokyo, Japan.

• Baylor is 5-10 vs. current Atlantic 10 Conference members.
• Last season, Baylor defeated A-10 schools Xavier (69-64) at the Old Spice Classic and UMass (71-45) in Waco.
Scott Drew is 3-0 all-time vs. current Atlantic 10 schools.

• Behind a career-best 29 points from senior Ruben Guillandeaux, La Salle bounced back from a four-point halftime deficit for an 82-71 season-opening victory over Columbia on Nov. 12.
• The Explorers are also led by Preseason All-Atlantic-10 third-teamer Aaric Murray, who scored 19 points with nine rebounds in La Salle's season opener vs. Columbia. As a freshman in 2009-10, Murray was named to the All-Big 5 second team and Atlantic 10 All-Rookie team after averaging 12.2 points and 6.6 rebounds. His 70 blocked shots set a La Salle freshman record.

• For the third consecutive year, ESPN will open the college basketball season with a marathon of games and extensive coverage across multiple platforms. The College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon on Tuesday, Nov. 16 will be highlighted by 21 live contests - 20 men's and one women's -- in a minimum of 25.5 hours across ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and ESPN will air 12 consecutive games beginning at 12 a.m. ET with Miami at Memphis.
• And, for the second time in three years, Baylor and the Ferrell Center will be one of the host sites for the Tip-Off Marathon. In 2008, the Bears routed the Centenary Gents, 90-55, in an afternoon contest in the Ferrell Center.
• In addition to game and studio coverage across ESPN platforms, will provide extensive content throughout the College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon. Highlights include writer Dana O'Neil covering three games from three sites and Eamonn Brennan in the `Cover It Live' chat room for 25 straight hours (additional details below). |
• The schedule will include five of the top six - and 14 overall -- teams in the men's ESPN/USA Today Coaches poll: No. 1 Duke, No. 2 Michigan State, No. 3 Kansas State, No. 5 Ohio State, No. 6 Villanova, No. 11 Florida, No. 12 Gonzaga, No. 13 Syracuse, No. 14 Baylor, No. 18 Butler, No. 19 Memphis, No. 20 Tennessee, No. 23 Virginia Tech and No. 24 Wisconsin. Two of ESPN's telecasts will pit ranked teams against each other: No. 23 Virginia Tech at No. 3 Kansas State at 4 p.m., followed by No. 5 Ohio State at No. 11 Florida at 6 p.m.
• ESPN's studio highlights, news and analysis will include College GameDay Driven by State Farm host Rece Davis and analysts Digger Phelps, Jay Bilas and Hubert Davis on ESPN beginning at 6 p.m. Doug Gottlieb will provide live studio analysis on ESPN from noon to 6 p.m.

• Mark its fifth consecutive 2-0 start.
• Extend its home winning streak to seven games.
• Be its 10th straight home win in the month of November.
• Be the 16th in its last 17 non-conference November home games.
• Be its first series win against La Salle.
• Improve its home record to 56-15 since the 2006-07 season.
• Be its 26th as a ranked team in the Scott Drew era.
• Improve its record to 27-6 in the month of November under Drew.
• Improve its record to 62-19 in non-conference games in the Drew era.
• Improve its record to 32-20 all-time in national TV games and 25-18 all-time on ESPN family networks.
• Improve its record to 37-10 in its last 47 games (dating back to 2009 Big 12 Championship).

• Baylor continues its seven-game homestand Thursday when the Bears host the Jackson State Tigers at the Ferrell Center. Thursday will mark the fourth consecutive season Baylor and Jackson State will meet.
• Baylor leads the all-time series 3-0 -- all three meetings have been decided by 24 or more points.
• Baylor is 36-0 all-time against current members of the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC).

• Five different Bears tied or set career highs during 16th-ranked Baylor's 87-52 season-opening win over Grambling State on Nov. 12.
• Junior C J'mison Morgan scored a career-high 12 rebounds and pulled down a career-high-tying five rebounds, while junior G/F Fred Ellis established a new career high with 14 points.
• Junior F Anthony Jones scored a career-high 17 points and junior F Quincy Acy tied a career high 12 rebounds. Sophomore G Nolan Dennis tied a career high with nine points, while setting a career high with four rebounds.

• Since the 2006-07 season, Baylor is 55-15 (.786) at the Ferrell Center, including a facility-record 15 wins during the 2009-10 season.
• In its first seven seasons in the Big 12, Baylor was 76-38 (.667) at the Ferrell Center. In the first seven seasons of the Scott Drew era, the Bears are 73-39 (.652) in home games at the Ferrell Center.

• Baylor is 26-6 in the month of November under Scott Drew.
• Baylor has won 15 of its last 16 non-conference November home games.
• Baylor is 75-32 all-time in the month of November (regular-season only).

• Since 2003-04, Baylor has had considerable success in non-conference play. The Bears are 61-19 (.763) against non-conference competition in the Scott Drew era.
• Baylor is 34-3 in non-conference home games, dating back to the 2006-07 season, including a 23-1 record in its last 24 non-conference home games (lone loss to South Carolina in Jan. 2009).

• Baylor is 26-12 (.684) -- 25-11 (.694) in the Scott Drew era -- when ranked in the Associated Press Top 25 Poll and 17-8 (.680) when ranked in the ESPN/USA TODAY Coaches Top 25 Poll.
• Baylor is 16-7 (.696) all-time when ranked simultaneously in both polls.



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