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No. 18 MBB Faces Dayton in Maui Semifinals


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18/17 Baylor (5-0) vs. Dayton (5-0)
Nov. 26, 2013 | 8:30 p.m. CT
Maui, Hawaii | Lahaina Civic Center (2,400)

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

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

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BAYLOR BEARS
Record 5-0
Ranking 18th (AP), 17th (Coaches)
Head Coach Scott Drew
Career: 203-149 (12th season)
BU Record: 183-138 (11th season)
DAYTON FLYERS
Record 5-0
Ranking NR (AP), NR (Coaches)
Head Coach Archie Miller
Career: 42-27 (3rd season)
UD Record: 42-27 (3rd season)

STORY LINES
• Baylor is ranked No. 18 in the AP poll, up seven 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. 9 FB, No. 18 MBB, No. 9 WBB), OSU (No. 7 FB, No. 5 MBB, No. 19 WBB).
• Baylor's 10-game winning streak is the nation's longest active streak -- Toledo is closest at 8 straight.
• The 10-game streak the 6th-longest in BU history and the 2nd-longest of the Scott Drew era (17 in 2011-12).
• Baylor is looking to start the season 6-0 for the fourth time in the last six years.
• Baylor's bench is averaging 31.6 points per game, and the four most-used reserves combine to average 19.2 minutes per game. Royce O'Neale (27.2 mpg) and Brady Heslip (22.6 mpg) rank 3rd and 5th in minutes, respectively.
• Tuesday is the first-ever meeting between Baylor and Dayton. Baylor is 31-7 against first-time opponents during the Scott Drew era, including wins in 18 of its last 19 regular-season contests.
• Baylor is 5-10 all-time in Hawaii, and BU hasn't won more than one game in any of its six tournaments in Hawaii.
• Baylor has won 26 of 27 and 47 of its last 49 games when leading at the half since 2011-12.
• Baylor's game vs. Dayton will air on ESPN 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 Dayton game will be Baylor's 71st consecutive televised contest.
• Baylor has the nation's best postseason winning percentage over the last five years (15-3; .833).
• Baylor's four NBA Draft picks over the last two years ranks third nationally behind Kentucky and North Carolina.
• Baylor is one of only 10 schools nationally to play in the Elite Eight in two of the last four seasons.
• 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 was picked 3rd in the 2013-14 Big 12 Men's Basketball Preseason Coaches Poll.
• Since the start of the 2007-08 season, Baylor is 149-69 (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 184th win at Baylor, which would place him 17 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 699 consecutive games.
• Jefferson (74-23) is 8th on Baylor's career wins list and has the highest winning percentage (.763) 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 322nd game at Baylor (183-138). His .570 winning percentage is best in BU history among coaches with four or more seasons, and his teams have a .683 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
• Tuesday is the first-ever meeting between Baylor and Dayton.
• Baylor is 5-10 all-time in Hawaii and 2-2 all-time on the island of Maui.

REGULAR SEASON TOURNAMENT HISTORY
• Baylor is 99-98 all-time in regular season tournaments, including an 18-8 record in the Scott Drew era.
• The Bears have won their first bracketed game in seven of their last eight regular-season tournaments, and Baylor has posted a winning record in five of its last six regular-season tournaments entering this season.
• 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.

NATION'S LONGEST ACTIVE WINNING STREAK
• Baylor's 10-game winning streak is the nation's longest active streak.
• Toledo's 8-game streak is the closest active winning streak.
• The 10-game streak is the sixth-longest in program history and the second-longest of the Drew era.

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. 9 in football, No. 18 in men's hoops and No. 9 in women's hoops.
• BU and Oklahoma State (7; 5; 19) are the nation's only schools with all three sports ranked in the top 20.

A WIN WOULD ...
• Mark the fourth time in the last six years the Bears have started a season 6-0.
• Be Scott Drew's 184th career win as Baylor head coach -- 17 shy of Bill Henderson's school record.
• Improve Baylor's winning streak to 11 straight, which would tie the fourth-longest in program history. It's the second-longest of the Drew era, trailing only the 17-game streak to start the 2011-12 season.
• Improve its record to 46-8 in the month of November in the Drew era, including 38-5 in the last seven seasons.
• Improve Baylor's record to 100-98 all-time in regular-season tournaments, including a 19-8 mark in the Drew era.
• Be the fourth time in the last seven regular-season tournaments that Baylor has advanced to the title game.
• Make Baylor 6-10 all-time in the state of Hawaii and mark the first time BU has won multiple games in a trip to the islands.

DEPTH ON DISPLAY
• Baylor has used a nine-man rotation in each of its first five games, with all nine Bears averaging double-digit minutes.
• BU's bench is averaging 31.6 ppg, and the four most-used reserves combine to average 19.2 minutes per game.
Royce O'Neale (27.2 mpg) ranks third on the team in minutes played despite coming off the bench, while Brady Heslip (22.6 mpg) is fifth on the team in minutes.
• Taurean Prince (15.0 mpg) and Rico Gathers (11.8 mpg) also average double-digit minutes as reserves.

WINNING AWAY FROM HOME IN NON-CONFERENCE
• Baylor is 36-16 against non-Big 12 teams in games away from the Ferrell Center in the Scott Drew era, including a 14-3 record in away games against non-Big 12 teams since 2011-12.
• Baylor is 34-12 against non-Big 12 teams away from home since the 2007-08 season (1-0 this year; 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 three schools for the first time in 2013-14 -- Charleston Southern, Chaminade and Dayton.
• Baylor is 31-7 against first-time opponents in the Scott Drew era and has won 18 of its last 19 regular-season contests against first-time opponents.
• Since 2007-08, Baylor is 25-3 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. 18 IN AP POLL
• Baylor jumped two spots to No. 18 in the latest AP Top 25 -- which is up seven spots from BU's No. 25 preseason AP ranking. The Bears are ranked 17th in the coaches' poll, up nine spots 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 CAREER WINS CHART
Scott Drew ranks second in Baylor history with 183 career wins as the Bears' head coach. Drew needs 18 wins to tie Bill Henderson (201 wins; 1941-43 and 1945-61) for the all-time wins record.
• Drew's .570 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 2.03 blocks per game and Jefferson is fifth at 1.29.
• Jefferson's 125 blocks are fifth-most in BU history, while Austin need four blocks to crack the top 10.

UP NEXT
• Baylor will face either California or Syracuse Wednesday on ESPN or ESPN2.
• With a win vs. Dayton, Baylor would play the winner of California vs. Syracuse Wednesday at 9 p.m. CT on ESPN.
• With a loss vs. Dayton, Baylor would play the loser of California vs. Syracuse Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. CT on ESPN2.

 

 

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