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No. 24/21 Men's Hoops Hosts College of Charleston


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No. 24/21 Baylor vs. College of Charleston
Nov. 24, 2012 | 8 p.m. CT
Waco, Texas | Ferrell Center (10,284)

TV: ESPN3 / WatchESPN | Radio: ESPN Central Texas / Sirius 137 / XM 199
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MEDIA INFORMATION
Date Sat., Nov. 24 | 8 p.m. CT
Location Waco, Texas | Ferrell Center (10,284)
Tickets Purchase Tickets Online (Buy 1 Get 1 Free)
TV ESPN3 / WatchESPN
TV Talent Jonathan Yardley (pxp),
Stephen Howard (color)
Video Feed Watch Online
Radio ESPN Central Texas | Listen Online
Radio Talent John Morris (pxp), Nick Joos (color)
Satellite Radio Sirius 137 / XM 199
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Game Notes Baylor | College of Charleston
Blog N/A
Twitter @BaylorMBB
24/21 BAYLOR BEARS
Record 4-1
Ranking 24 (AP)/21 (Coaches)
Last Game Def. St. John's, 97-78
Head Coach Scott Drew
Career: 181-136 (11th season)
BU Record: 161-125 (10th season)
COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON COUGARS
Record 2-2
Ranking NR (AP), NR (Coaches)
Last Game Def. Boston College, 71-67
Head Coach Doug Wojcik
Career: 142-94 (8th season)
CofC Record: 2-2 (1st season)

STORY LINES
• Saturday's game can be seen on ESPN3 and WatchESPN. It's the first time Baylor has ever played exclusively on ESPN3.
• The game is one of 21 games Baylor will play on ESPN networks this season - all 31 regular-season games will be televised.
• Baylor is ranked No. 24 (AP) and No. 21 (Coaches) in the latest top 25 polls released Monday.
• Through five games, Baylor is averaging 42.0 points in the paint per game and holding opponents to 24.4 PIP per game. Cory Jefferson (11.2 PIP/game) and Isaiah Austin (9.0 PIP/game) combine to average more than 20.0 PIP per game.
• Baylor is 4-0 this season and 86-8 in the Scott Drew era when shooting 50% or better from the field.
• Baylor has won 29 consecutive non-conference home games, dating back to a one-point loss to South Carolina on Jan. 2, 2009.
• Baylor has accounted for five of the 14 double-doubles by Big 12 players this season, including two by Jefferson.
• The Bears have been ranked in 23 consecutive polls dating back to the 2011-12 preseason -- Baylor is one of four schools (BU, Duke, Kentucky, Ohio State) whose men's and women's teams have been ranked in every poll since the 2011-12 preseason.
• Baylor PG Pierre Jackson was named Big 12 Preseason Player of the Year, the 2nd straight year a Bear has been honored.
• Jackson has scored in double figures in 13 straight games, averaging 18.6 points and 6.6 assists per game during the streak.
• Jackson is one of 50 players on the Wooden Award and Naismith Award watch lists -- both presented to nation's best player.
• Baylor plays two of the nation's toughest non-conference road games this season -- at Rupp Arena (Dec. 1), where Kentucky is 53-0 under John Calipari -- and at Gonzaga (Dec. 28), where the Bulldogs are 107-7 all-time at The New Kennel.
• 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 campaigns.
• Baylor is one of only six schools nationally to play in the Elite Eight in two of the last three seasons.
• Baylor is coming off a school-record 30-win campaign, marking the second time in the last three seasons the Bears have established a school record for wins (28 victories in 2009-10).
• Drew's last five recruiting classes have all been ranked in ESPN's top 25 nationally (21st, 22nd, 18th, 5th, 14th, respectively).
• Baylor has signed 10 top 50 national recruits in the last seven years -- LaceDarius Dunn (2007), Anthony Jones (2008), Nolan Dennis (2009), Perry Jones III (2010), Quincy Miller (2011), Deuce Bello (2011), Isaiah Austin (2012), Rico Gathers (2012), Ishmail Wainright (2013) and Dominic Woodson (2013).
• The Bears have four 20-win seasons in the last five years. Baylor had only three all-time 20-win seasons prior to Drew's arrival.
Cory Jefferson (Player) and Isaiah Austin (Rookie) swept the season's first Big 12 weekly honors. It was the fourth time in program history the Bears won both awards in the same week.
• 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 662 consecutive games.
• 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).
• 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'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.

UP NEXT
• Baylor heads to Rupp Arena to face Kentucky on Dec. 1 at 11:30 a.m. CT on CBS. The Bears will be looking to avenge last season's Elite Eight loss and hand Kentucky its first defeat at Rupp Arena under third-year head coach John Calipari (53-0).

SERIES HISTORY
• Baylor will face College of Charleston for the first time in program history. The Cougars are one of four first-time opponents on Baylor's schedule this season (Lehigh, Boston College, C of C and USC Upstate).
• Baylor is 4-1 all-time against teams currently playing as members of the Southern Conference.

FIRST TIME SUCCESS
• Baylor faces four schools for the first time in 2012-13 -- Lehigh, Boston College, College of Charleston and USC Upstate.
• Baylor is 28-6 against first-time opponents in the Scott Drew era and has won 15 straight regular-season contests against first-time opponents (last loss was Nov. 30, 2008, vs. Wake Forest in Anaheim, Calif.).
• Since the 2007-08 season, Baylor is 22-2 against first-time opponents, including four postseason meetings (win vs. Georgetown, 2009 NIT; win vs. Saint Mary's, 2010 NCAA; loss vs. Duke, 2010 NCAA; win vs. South Dakota State, 2012 NCAA).

CHARLESTON CLASSIC REWIND
• Baylor went 2-1 to take third place in the Charleston Classic, improving its record in regular season tournaments to 17-9 in the Scott Drew era. The Bears posted a winning record for the fifth time in their last six regular season tournaments.
Pierre Jackson and Cory Jefferson were named to the five-member all-tournament team.
• Baylor opened the tournament with an 84-74 win over Boston College, led by Jackson's 31 points.
• The Bears shot just 37% in a 60-58 loss to Colorado in the second round.
• Baylor finished with a 97-78 win over St. John's, keyed by Brady Heslip's career-high 29 points, including eight 3-pointers.

HOME, SWEET DOME
• Baylor is 46-7 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 72-16 in the last five-plus seasons at home, boasting an impressive .818 winning percentage.

A WIN WOULD ...
• Be Baylor's 30th consecutive non-conference home win -- its last non-conference home loss was Jan. 2, 2009.
• Give Baylor a 5-1 or better record through its first six games for the seventh consecutive season.
• Be Drew's 162nd career win as Baylor head coach -- 39 shy of Bill Henderson's Baylor record.
• Improve Baylor's record in its last 19 November games to 18-1.
• Improve its record to 41-7 in the month of November in the Drew era, including a 33-4 record in the last six seasons.
• Improve Baylor's record against Southern Conference teams to 5-1.
• Improve its record to 89-24 against non-conference competition in the Drew era.

29 CONSECUTIVE NON-CONFERENCE HOME WINS
• Baylor has won 29 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 2-0 this season in non-conference home games.

50% SHOOTING IS KEY TO VICTORY
• Baylor is 4-0 this season and 86-8 during the Scott Drew era when shooting 50% or better from the field.
• By contrast, the Bears are 0-1 the season and 75-117 in the Drew era when missing more shots than they make.
• The same goes for holding opponents under 50% -- Baylor is 154-60 in the Drew era when opponents shoot less than 50% and 7-64 when they shoot 50% or better from the field.

DOMINATING POINTS IN THE PAINT
• Despite losing three frontcourt players to the 2012 NBA Draft, Baylor is averaging 42.0 points in the paint per game this season, and the Bears are holding opponents to 24.4 PIP per game.
• Baylor set a Scott Drew era record with 68 points in the paint in its season-opening win against Lehigh.
• Frontcourt players Cory Jefferson (11.2 PIP/game), Isaiah Austin (9.0 PIP/game) and Rico Gathers (5.6 PIP/game) do most of the damage, along with guards Pierre Jackson (6.4 PIP/game) and Deuce Bello (3.6 PIP/game).

DOUBLE-DOUBLES ALL AROUND
• Baylor has accounted for five of the 14 double-doubles by Big 12 players this season.
• Cory Jefferson joins Kansas' Jeff Withey as the only Big 12 players with two double-doubles this year.
Pierre Jackson, Isaiah Austin and Rico Gathers have also had double-doubles this season.

TELEVISION COVERAGE
• Saturday's game can be seen on ESPN3 and will be available on WatchESPN.com. Jonathan Yardley (play-by-play) and Stephen Howard (analyst) will serve as the talent. Tip-off is scheduled for 8:05 p.m. CT.
• The game is Baylor's first-ever to be shown exclusively on ESPN3.

NATIONAL RADIO COVERAGE
• Saturday's game can be heard on ESPN Central Texas 1660 AM, and fans not in the Central Texas area can hear the game online at www.1660espn.com. John Morris (play-by-play) and Nick Joos (analyst) will serve as talent.
• The Baylor broadcast is also available nationally via satellite radio on Sirius 137 and XM 199.

BAYLOR IN THE RANKINGS
• Baylor entered the 2012-13 season with its third consecutive preseason ranking.
• The Bears climbed three spots to No. 16 in the AP poll and one spot to No. 17 in the coaches poll on Nov. 12.
• Despite its only loss coming by two points to a now-ranked Colorado team, Baylor dropped eight spots to No. 24 in the AP poll and four spots to No. 21 in the coaches poll on Nov. 19.
• Baylor has been ranked in each of the last six seasons - a total of 48 polls (including preseason polls).
• Baylor is one of four schools nationally to have its men's and women's teams ranked in every poll since the 2011-12 preseason, joining Duke, Kentucky and Ohio State -- 23 consecutive 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).

DREW CLIMBING BAYLOR CAREER WINS CHART
Scott Drew currently ranks second in Baylor history with 161 career wins as the Bears' head coach. Drew needs 40 wins to tie Bill Henderson (201) for the all-time wins record.
• Drew's .563 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).

JACKSON NEXT IN LINE FOR 1,000-POINT CLUB
Pierre Jackson entered the 2012-13 season on pace to become the 26th 1,000-point scorer in school history. Jackson, who scored 523 points in his first season in Waco last year, needs 376 points to become the eighth 1,000-point scorer in the Scott Drew era, joining Aaron Bruce, Curtis Jerrells, Henry Dugat, Kevin Rogers, LaceDarius Dunn, Tweety Carter and Quincy Acy.
• Jackson needs to average 14.5 points per game over the next 26 games to reach 1,000 points prior to the postseason.
• Jackson has scored in double figures in 13 straight games, averaging 18.6 points and 6.6 assists per game during the streak.


 

 

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