|#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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GAME CENTER: GAME 2
Date: Tue., Nov. 16, 2010
Tip-Off: 1:05 p.m. CST
Location: Waco, Texas
Arena: 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
Live Stats: www.BaylorBears.com
Audio Web Stream: www.BaylorBears.com
Video Web Stream: www.ESPN3.com
In-Game Blog: TBA
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 VS. THE ATLANTIC 10
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.
PREVIEWING LA SALLE
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.
BAYLOR TO BE PART OF COLLEGE HOOPS TIP-OFF MARATHON FOR SECOND TIME
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 ESPN3.com. 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, ESPN.com 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.
A BAYLOR WIN WOULD...
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).
AN OPENING NIGHT OF CAREER HIGHS
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.
HOME, SWEET GOLDEN DOME
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.
NOVEMBER SUCCESS UNDER DREW
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 IN THE TOP 25
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.