Talent: John Morris (pxp), Jim Haller (analyst)
Radio: Baylor IMG Sports Network / ESPN Central Texas
Talent: Dave Rosselli (pxp), Pat Nunley (analyst)
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BAYLOR5-2, 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 STATE5-3, 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
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.