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Men's Hoops Hosts Sam Houston State
Dec. 3, 2017

GAME 8
BAYLOR vs. SAM HOUSTON STATE
Dec. 4 | 7:05 PM CT | Ferrell Center | Waco, Texas
FSSW-Plus / Fox Sports Go | Radio | Live Stats | Twitter | Arena Info
Game Notes: Baylor | Sam Houston State

MEDIA INFORMATION
TV: Fox Sports Southwest-Plus and Fox Sports Go
Talent: John Morris (pxp), Jim Haller (analyst)
Radio: Baylor IMG Sports Network / ESPN Central Texas
Talent: Dave Rosselli (pxp), Pat Nunley (analyst)
Satellite Radio: Sirius 132, XM 380, Internet 961
Live Stats/In-Game Home: BaylorBears.com
Twitter: @BaylorMBB | #SicSHSU
MATCHUP

BAYLOR

5-2, 0-0 Big 12
Ranking: 16th - AP, 16th - Coaches
Last Game: Dec. 2, 2017 - loss vs. No. 8 Wichita State, 69-62
Head Coach: Scott Drew (Butler, 1993)
Career Record: 302-193 (16th season)
BU Record: 282-182 (15th season)
vs. Sam Houston State: 2-0

SAM HOUSTON STATE

5-3, 0-0 Southland
Ranking: NR - AP, NR - Coaches
Last Game: Nov. 30, 2017 - win vs. St. Thomas, 77-54
Head Coach: Jason Hooten (Tarleton State, 1993)
Career Record: 142-101 (8th season)
SHSU Record: 142-101 (8th season)
vs. Baylor: 0-1

STORY LINES


• No. 16 Baylor faces Sam Houston State at 7 p.m. CT Monday at the Ferrell Center on FSSW-Plus.
• Baylor and Sam Houston State meet for the 12th time, and BU leads the all-time series 8-3.
• BU looks to start 6-2 or better for a 5th straight year and 11th time in the last 12 seasons -- all except 2012-13.
• Baylor is 20-3 in games against non-Big 12 teams since the start of the 2016-17 season -- the only losses are in the 2017 Sweet 16 vs. South Carolina, at No. 21 Xavier and vs. No. 8 Wichita State.
• BU has won 43 consecutive non-conference home games against unranked opponents.
• Baylor's last non-conference home loss to an unranked team was Dec. 4, 2012, 74-70 to Northwestern.
• Baylor has won 30 straight regular season non-conference games vs. unranked teams.
• Baylor has knocked off 18 ranked teams over the last 3+ seasons (18-19 vs. ranked opponents).
• Baylor's defense ranks 14th nationally in lowest free throw rate against (22.8), while Sam Houston State's offense ranks last nationally with a 15.9 free throw rate.
• BU is playing short-handed with an injury to Terry Maston leaving the Bears with 8 available scholarship players, including Tyson Jolly, who made his Baylor debut Saturday vs. Wichita State.
• BU has gone at least 8-players deep in 266 consecutive games dating back to Feb. 13, 2010.
• BU went 2-2 in one of the nation's toughest 4-game non-conference stretches. The Bears defeated Wisconsin and Creighton on a neutral court and lost at No. 21 Xavier and vs. No. 8 Wichita State.
• BU is looking to avoid three straight losses for the first time since January 2014. Baylor hasn't lost three consecutive non-conference games in a single season since 1995-96.
• Baylor has posted a combined 132-28 record in November and December games during the Drew era, including a 50-6 mark in November and December games since 2013.
• BU has won 23 consecutive December games against unranked opponents dating back to 2013. The Bears' only December losses in that span were at No. 24 Texas A&M (2015) and vs. No. 8 Wichita State (2017).
• Baylor has 12 games on its 2017-18 schedule against current AP Top 25 teams.
Manu Lecomte ranks 4th in the Big 12 with 17.3 ppg and 2nd in the league with a .946 free throw pct.
• Lecomte also ranks 2nd in the league with 35 free throws made and 4th with 22 made 3-pointers.
Jake Lindsey leads the nation with a 13.5 assist-to-turnover ratio (27a/2to) -- the next closest is at 8.25.
Jo Lual-Acuil Jr. is 3rd in the Big 12 with 9.1 rebounds per game and 18th with 13.0 points per game.
• BU is ranked No. 16 in the latest AP Top 25, marking 21 consecutive polls ranked (school record is 22).
• Baylor is 50-9 against in-state opponents since the start of the 2011-12 season.
• Baylor is 157-66 over the last 6+ seasons, averaging 25.3 wins per season since 2012.
• Baylor's 157 wins since 2011-12 are second-most in the Big 12 behind only Kansas (186).
• Baylor is 248-113 since 2007-08, the first year Drew's staff had a full allotment of scholarships.
• Baylor has been ranked for 205 of 464 games under Drew (ranked for just 2 games prior to Drew).
• Drew is coaching his 465th game at Baylor (282-182). His .608 winning percentage is best in BU history among coaches with 40+ games, and his teams have a .687 winning percentage since 2007-08.

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