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No. 20 MBB Faces Chaminade in Maui Invite


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20/21 Baylor (4-0) vs. Chaminade (2-0)
Nov. 25, 2013 | 8:30 p.m. CT
Maui, Hawaii | Lahaina Civic Center (2,400)

TV: ESPNU
Radio: ESPN Central Texas
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MEDIA INFORMATION
Date Monday, Nov. 25 | 8:30 p.m. CT
Location

Maui, Hawaii; Lahaina Civic Center (2,400)

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BAYLOR BEARS
Record 4-0
Ranking 20th (AP), 21st (Coaches)
Head Coach Scott Drew
Career: 202-149 (12th season)
BU Record: 182-138 (11th season)
CHAMINADE SILVERSWORDS
Record 2-0
Ranking NR (AP), NR (Coaches)
Head Coach Eric Bovaird
Career: 32-25 (3rd season)
CUH Record: 32-25 (3rd season)

STORY LINES
• Baylor is ranked No. 20 in the AP poll, up five spots from the Bears' preseason No. 25 ranking.
• Baylor and Oklahoma State are the nation's only schools with football, men's basketball and women's basketball ranked in the AP top 20 -- BU (No. 3 FB, No. 20 MBB, No. 9 WBB), OSU (No. 11 FB, No. 7 MBB, No. 20 WBB).
• Baylor's 9-game winning streak is the nation's 2nd-longest active streak behind only Louisville (20).
• The 9-game streak tied the sixth-longest in BU history and tied the second-longest of the Scott Drew era.
• Baylor is looking to start the season 5-0 for the fifth time in the last seven years.
• Baylor's bench is averaging 31.3 points per game, and the four most-used reserves combine to average 19.1 minutes per game. Royce O'Neale (27.5 mpg) and Brady Heslip (23.0 mpg) rank 3rd and 5th in minutes, respectively.
• Monday is the first-ever meeting between Baylor and Chaminade. Baylor is 30-7 against first-time opponents during the Scott Drew era, including wins in 17 of its last 18 regular-season contests.
• Baylor is 4-10 all-time in Hawaii, and BU hasn't won more than one game in any of its five tournaments in Hawaii.
• Baylor has won 25 of 26 and 46 of its last 48 games when leading at the half since 2011-12.
• Baylor's game vs. Chaminade will air on ESPNU as one of 18 games BU will play on ESPN networks this season.
• The Bears played a school-record 26 games on the ESPN family of networks in 2012-13, and with 18 games on the network this season, Baylor will increase its number of ESPN appearances to 104 in the last seven seasons.
• The Chaminade game will be Baylor's 70th consecutive televised contest.
• Baylor is one of only two Big 12 schools to be ranked in each of the last seven seasons (Kansas). The Bears have been ranked for at least three weeks in each of the last six seasons.
• BU has five 20-win seasons in the last six years. BU had only three 20-win seasons prior to Drew's arrival.
• Baylor F Cory Jefferson and C Isaiah Austin were both named to the 6-player Preseason All-Big 12 team, marking the first time the Bears have had multiple players honored.
• Baylor's four NBA Draft picks over the last two years ranks third nationally behind Kentucky and North Carolina.
• Baylor has the nation's best postseason winning percentage over the last five years (15-3; .833).
• Baylor was picked 3rd in the 2013-14 Big 12 Men's Basketball Preseason Coaches Poll.
• Baylor is one of only 10 schools nationally to play in the Elite Eight in two of the last four seasons.
• Since the start of the 2007-08 season, Baylor is 148-69 (24 wins per season) and has made five postseason appearances (2008 NCAA, 2009 NIT, 2010 NCAA, 2012 NCAA; 2013 NIT) with five 20-win seasons.
• Jefferson (USA) and Heslip (Canada) played for their national teams in the 2013 World University Games.
• Head coach Scott Drew is seeking his 183rd win at Baylor, which would place him 18 back of the school record.
• Baylor has more Big 12 wins in the last six seasons (53-47) than its first 11 years in the league combined (45-131).
• Baylor's frontcourt is ranked No. 2 nationally by Lindy's and No. 6 by CBSSports.com.
• Baylor is coming off a 2013 NIT title, which was the program's first-ever national tournament championship.
• Baylor has the Big 12's 2nd-longest active streak with at least one 3-point FG made in 698 consecutive games.
• Jefferson (73-23) is 8th on Baylor's career wins list and has the highest winning percentage (.760) in BU history.
• Baylor has signed nine 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) and Ish Wainright (2013).
• Head coach Scott Drew is coaching his 321st game at Baylor (182-138). His .569 winning percentage is best in BU history among coaches with four or more seasons, and his teams have a .682 winning percentage since 2007-08.
• Drew is tied with Kansas' Bill Self as the second-longest tenured head coach in the Big 12 Conference. Drew, who is in his 11th season at Baylor in 2013-14, is second only to Texas' Rick Barnes (16th season at UT).

SERIES HISTORY
• Monday is the first-ever meeting between Baylor and Chaminade.
• Baylor is 4-10 all-time in Hawaii and 1-2 all-time on the Island of Maui.

REGULAR SEASON TOURNAMENT HISTORY
• Baylor is 98-98 all-time in regular season tournaments, including a 17-8 record in the Scott Drew era.
• The Bears have won their first bracketed game in six of their last seven regular-season tournaments, and Baylor has posted a winning record in five of its last six regular-season tournaments.
• Baylor is making its second appearance at the Maui Invitational. The Bears finished sixth in the 1987 Maui Classic after losing to Illinois, beating Nebraska and losing to Stanford.

ONE OF FIVE RANKED IN FB, MBB AND WBB
• Baylor is one of just five schools ranked in the AP Top 25 in football, men's basketball and women's basketball, joining Oklahoma State, Michigan State, Duke and Louisville.
• The Bears are No. 3 in football, No. 20 in men's hoops and No. 9 in women's hoops.
• BU and Oklahoma State (11; 7; 20) are the nation's only schools with all three sports ranked in the top 20.

NATION'S 2ND-LONGEST ACTIVE WINNING STREAK
• Baylor's 9-game winning streak is the nation's second-longest active streak.
• Baylor trails only 2013 NCAA champion Louisville (20).
• The 9-game streak is tied for the sixth-longest in program history and tied for the second-longest of the Drew era.

A WIN WOULD ...
• Mark the fifth time in the last seven years the Bears have started a season 5-0.
• Be Scott Drew's 183rd career win as Baylor head coach -- 18 shy of Bill Henderson's school record.
• Improve Baylor's winning streak to 10 straight, which would be the sixth-longest in program history and the second-longest of the Drew era, trailing only the 17-game streak to start the 2011-12 season.
• Improve its record to 45-8 in the month of November in the Drew era, including 37-5 in the last seven seasons.
• Improve Baylor's record to 99-98 all-time in regular-season tournaments, including an 18-8 mark in the Drew era.
• Be the seventh time in the last eight regular-season tournaments that Baylor won its first bracketed game.
• Make Baylor 5-10 all-time in the state of Hawaii.

DEPTH ON DISPLAY
• Baylor has used a nine-man rotation in each of its first four games, with all nine Bears averaging double-digit minutes.
• BU's bench is averaging 31.3 ppg, and the four most-used reserves combine to average 19.1 minutes per game.
Royce O'Neale (27.5 mpg) ranks third on the team in minutes played despite coming off the bench, while Brady Heslip (23.0 mpg) is fifth on the team in minutes.
• Taurean Prince (15.5 mpg) and Rico Gathers (10.3 mpg) also average double-digit minutes as reserves.

WINNING AWAY FROM HOME VS. NON-CONFERENCE TEAMS
• Baylor is 35-16 against non-Big 12 teams in games away from the Ferrell Center in the Scott Drew era, including a 13-3 record in away games against non-Big 12 teams over the last two seasons.
• Baylor is 33-12 against non-Big 12 teams away from home since the 2007-08 season (5-2 in 2012-13; 8-1 in 2011-12; 1-3 in 2010-11; 8-2 in 2009-10; 6-2 in 2008-09; 5-2 in 2007-08).

FIRST TIME SUCCESS
• Baylor faces two schools for the first time in 2013-14 -- Charleston Southern and Chaminade.
• Baylor is 30-7 against first-time opponents in the Scott Drew era and has won 17 of its last 18 regular-season contests against first-time opponents.
• Since 2007-08, Baylor is 24-3 against first-time opponents, including four postseason games (W vs. Georgetown, 2009 NIT; W vs. Saint Mary's, 2010 NCAA; L vs. Duke, 2010 NCAA; W vs. South Dakota State, 2012 NCAA).

UP TO NO. 20 IN AP POLL
• Baylor jumped three spots to No. 20 in the latest AP Top 25 -- which is up five spots from BU's No. 25 preseason AP ranking. The Bears are ranked 21st in the coaches' poll, also up five from the preseason.
• Baylor entered 2013-14 ranked 25th in the AP preseason poll, marking BU's fourth consecutive preseason ranking.
• Baylor is the third-highest ranked Big 12 team in both polls, trailing only Kansas and Oklahoma State. The Bears were picked to finish third in the conference by the league's head coaches, behind KU and OSU.
• Baylor has now been ranked in each of the last seven seasons - a total of 52 polls (including preseason).
• 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 WINS CHART
Scott Drew ranks second in Baylor history with 182 career wins as the Bears' head coach. Drew needs 19 wins to tie Bill Henderson (201) for the all-time wins record.
• Drew's .569 winning percentage is the best ever by a Baylor coach with four or more years at the helm.

BU BLOCK PARTY
• Cory Jefferson and Isaiah Austin are both in the top 10 in program history in blocks per game.
• Austin is third with 2.00 blocks per game and Jefferson is seventh at 1.25.
• Jefferson's 122 blocks are seventh-most in BU history, while Austin need seven blocks to crack the top 10.

UP NEXT
• Baylor will face either Gonzaga or Dayton on Tuesday, and BU will play one of four teams from the other half of the bracket (Arkansas, California, Minnesota or Syracuse) on Wednesday.
• All games in the Maui Invitational will be televised on ESPN networks.
• With a win vs. Chaminade, Baylor would play Tuesday at 8:30 p.m. CT (4:30 p.m. HT) on ESPN. With a loss vs. Chaminade, BU would play Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. CT (11:30 a.m. HT) on ESPN2.


 

 

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