|#11/10 Baylor (5-0) vs. Arizona State (3-2)
Dec. 2, 2010 | 6:02 p.m. CST
Waco, Texas | Ferrell Center (10,284)
TV: ESPN2/ESPN2 HD
Big 12/Pac-10 Hardwood Series
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GAME CENTER: GAME 6
Date: Thu., Dec. 2, 2010
Tip-Off: 6:02 p.m. CST
Location: Waco, Texas
Arena: Ferrell Center (10,284)
Television: ESPN2/ESPN2 HD
Talent: Bob Wischusen (pxp), Stephen Bardo (color)
Radio: Baylor ISP Sports Network; ESPN/KRZI 1660 AM (Waco), KHLE 106.9 FM (Killeen); Sirius 131
Talent: John Morris (pxp), Pat Nunley (color)
Series (Overall): Baylor leads 3-2
Baylor in Big 12/Pac-10 Hardwood Series: 2-1
Live Stats: www.BaylorBears.com
Audio Web Stream: www.BaylorBears.com
Video Web Stream: www.ESPN3.com
In-Game Blog: None
• For the final year of the Big 12/Pac-10 Hardwood Series, Arizona State will travel to Waco for the first time to face No. 11/10 Baylor on Thursday at the Ferrell Center. Tip-off is set for 6:02 p.m. CST on ESPN2.
• Baylor is 2-1 in the Big 12/Pac-10 Hardwood Series and has won the last two contests.
• Baylor's No. 10 ranking in the latest coaches' poll is tied for the highest in school history (ranked No. 10 in final coaches' poll of 2009-10 season).
• Baylor has not trailed in the last 138 minutes, dating back to the second half of La Salle game (Nov. 16).
• Baylor is 40-10 in its last 50 games dating back to its 2009 postseason run.
• BU has made at least one 3FG in 593 consecutive games -- the second-longest active streak in the Big 12.
• Baylor's No. 11 showing in the latest Associated Press Top 25 poll is its highest AP ranking in program history. The Bears' No. 10 ranking in the ESPN/USA TODAY poll is tied for the highest in the coaches' poll (No. 10 in final coaches' poll of 2009-10 season).
• Baylor is 30-12 -- 29-11 in the Scott Drew era -- when ranked in the Associated Press Top 25 poll and 21-8 when ranked in the ESPN/USA TODAY coaches' poll.
• Baylor is 25-18 all-time on the ESPN family of networks, including six straight wins dating back to last season.
• Baylor is 215-129 (.625) all-time at the Ferrell Center, including a 77-39 (.664) record in the Drew era.
• Baylor's national statistical rankings entering the week: 3rd in rebounding margin (+13.8), 10th in FG percentage (50.5), 17th in scoring defense (56.3), 26th in defensive FG percentage (36.7), 26th in personal fouls per game (16.0) and 29th in scoring margin (+17.8).
• Baylor has had one player score 20+ points in each of its first five games -- Acy (20) vs. Grambling, Acy (25) vs. La Salle, Jones III (20) vs. Jackson State, Dunn (24) vs. Lipscomb and Dunn (20) vs. Prairie View A&M.
BEARS LOOKING TO EXTEND HOME WINNING STREAK
• Baylor currently owns a 10-game home winning streak -- tied for the second-longest streak in Ferrell Center history and the second-longest in the Scott Drew era.
• Baylor is one win shy of tying the Ferrell Center record 11-game winning streak which was set Jan. 23, 2010.
• The current 10-game win streak is the fifth streak of seven or more in the Drew era.
BAYLOR-ARIZONA STATE SERIES HISTORY
• For the third consecutive season, Baylor and Arizona State will meet on the hardwood, but for the first time in Waco. Baylor leads the all-time series 3-2 after winning the last two series meetings by a combined 12 points.
• Baylor is 11-20 all-time vs. current members of the Pac-10 Conference.
• Thursday marks only the third game in six series meetings to be played on either team's home floor. The other meetings occurred on neutral courts -- Oklahoma City, Okla. (1938 All-College Classic); Richmond, Va. (1988 Fidelity Holiday Classic); and Anaheim, Calif. (2008 76 Classic).
• In last season's first half of the Big 12/Pac-10 Hardwood Series between the schools, Baylor used a second-half rally to defeat the Sun Devils, 64-61, in Tempe.
• Two years ago, Baylor upset then-No. 14 Arizona State, 87-78, at the 76 Classic in Anaheim, Calif., a win which later propelled the Bears into the Top 25 for the first of seven consecutive weeks.
BAYLOR IN THE BIG 12/PAC-10 HARDWOOD SERIES
• Baylor is 2-1 through the first three games of the Big 12/Pac-10 Hardwood Series. This season marks the final year of the Big 12/Pac-10 Hardwood Series.
• Baylor splits its first Hardwood Series with Washington State with the visiting team winning both games. In 2007, then-No. 6 Washington State knocked off Baylor, 67-64, in Waco. The following year, the Bears, ranked in the Top 25 for the first time in the 2008-09 season, held off the Cougars, 58-52, in Pullman, Wash.
• In the first Hardwood Series meeting with Arizona State, the Bears won 64-61 in Tempe, Ariz
DUNN'S TRIPLE STREAK
• Senior LaceDarius Dunn has made a 3-point field goal in 19 consecutive games -- tied for the fifth-longest streak in school history. Dunn is 10 games shy of tying Tevis Stukes' school-record 29-game streak.
• Dunn owns the second-longest consecutive games streak in Baylor history. Dunn made a 3-point field goal in 28 consecutive games over the span of two seasons -- March 1, 2008-Feb. 7, 2009.
• Dunn, the single-season and career 3-point record holder at Baylor, has made a 3-point field goal in 101 of his 108 career games.
HOME, SWEET GOLDEN DOME
• Since the 2006-07 season, Baylor is 59-15 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 eight seasons of the Scott Drew era, the Bears are 77-39 in home games at the Ferrell Center.
LOOKING FOR MORE THREE-POINT RECORDS
• LaceDarius Dunn has made a Baylor-record 309 career 3FG and is the only player in program history to make 300+ 3FG. Dunn ranks fourth all-time in Big 12 history in 3FG and is one of only four players with 300+ 3FG, joining Missouri's Clarence Gilbert (332), Kansas' Jeff Boschee (338) and Texas' A.J. Abrams (389).
• Dunn needs 81 treys to become the Big 12's career leader.
DUNN'S SIGHTS SET ON BAYLOR, BIG 12 SCORING RECORDS
• Senior G LaceDarius Dunn, who ranks fourth in school history with 1,783 career points, needs 407 points to surpass Terry Teagle (2,189) as Baylor's all-time leading scorer. Dunn is 37 points shy of tying former teammate Curtis Jerrells (1,820) for third on the school's all-time scoring list.
• Dunn, who ranks 17th all-time on the Big 12's career scoring list, needs 474 points to surpass Texas Tech's Andre Emmett (2,256) as the Big 12's career scoring leader.
ACY'S BLOCK PARTY
• Junior F Quincy Acy has blocked 69 shots in 75 career games. Acy, who led the Bears with 34 blocked shots as a freshman in 2008-09, needs one blocked shot to tie Frank Williams (70) for 10th place on Baylor's career list.
ELLIS PROVIDING MORE POINTS
• Junior F Fred Ellis is more of Baylor's most improved players from last season's Elite Eight team. Ellis, who started Baylor's first three games, has scored 46 points (9.2 points-per-game average) in five games.
• The Sacramento, Calif., native scored 40 points in each of his first two seasons -- 26 games in 2008-09 and 29 games in 2009-10 -- at Baylor.
• In his career-first start Nov. 12 vs. Grambling State, Ellis scored a career-high 14 points.
THE FRONTCOURT OF OFFENSE
• Baylor's starting front line of junior F Quincy Acy, junior F Anthony Jones and freshman F Perry Jones III is not only one of the most athletic in the nation, but also one of the most productive. The trio has combined to average 39.4 points, 26.2 rebounds and 3.8 blocks through Baylor's first five games.
• Acy, Jones and Jones III have scored 197 combined points -- 51 percent of Baylor's offensive production so far.
• The trio is shooting 54.3 percent from the floor (76-of-140), compared to Baylor's 50.4 field goal percentage as a team (141-of-280).
FORMIDABLE FRONT LINE
• For the second consecutive season, Baylor will own one of the tallest and longest starting front lines among NCAA Division I programs. Last season, Baylor's front line of Josh Lomers, Ekpe Udoh and Anthony Jones combined to give the Bears the second-tallest team in the nation behind Kentucky.
• This season, Baylor's projected starting front line will include 6-foot-7 PF Quincy Acy (Wingspan: 7 feet, 2.5 inches), 6-foot-10 SF Anthony Jones (Wingspan: 7 feet, 1.5 inches) and 6-foot-11 F/C Perry Jones III (Wingspan: 7 feet, 1.5 inches).
• The trio has a combined wingspan of 21 feet and 5.5 inches (width of NCAA playing court is 50 feet).