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No. 15 MBB, Wazzu Clash in Hawaii Semis





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15/15 Baylor (8-1) vs. RV/RV Washington State (9-1)
Dec. 23, 2010 | 5:30 p.m. CST (1:30 p.m. HST)
Honolulu, Hawai`i | Stan Sheriff Center (10,300)
TV: ESPNU
Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic
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GAME CENTER: GAME 10 (Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic)
MEDIA INFORMATION
Date:
Thu., Dec. 23, 2010
Tip-Off:
5:30 p.m. CST (1:30 p.m. HST)
Location:
Honolulu, Hawai`i
Arena:
Stan Sheriff Center (10,300)
Television:
ESPNU
    Talent: Jon Sciambi (pxp), Mark Gottfried (analyst)
Radio: Baylor IMG College Radio Network; ESPN/KRZI 1660 AM (Waco), KHLE 106.9 FM (Killeen); Sirius (Ch. TBA)
    Talent: John Morris (pxp), Pat Nunley (color) 
Series (Overall): Washington State leads, 2-1
Live Stats: www.BaylorBears.com
Audio Web Stream:
www.BaylorBears.com
Video Web Stream:
None 
In-Game Blog: None
 

QUICK HITS
• With a spot in the championship game at stake, No. 15 Baylor (8-1) will face Washington State (9-1) in the semifinals Thursday of the 2010 Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic at 5:30 p.m. CST on ESPNU.
• Baylor and Washington State will meet for the third time in the last four seasons; Washington State leads the brief series, 2-1. In the last series meeting, Baylor -- playing as a top-25 team for the first time in 2008-09 -- knocked off Wazzu, 58-52, in Pullman, Wash., as part of the Big 12/Pac-10 Hardwood Series.
• Entering this week, Baylor ranked second nationally in scoring defense (53.9 points per game), sixth in rebound margin (11.6), eighth in scoring margin (21.3), ninth in FG percentage defense (36.2) and 27th in field goal percentage (48.5).
• Baylor is 8-1 for the fourth consecutive season (won 20+ games in first three instances).
• Baylor has held all nine opponents under 70 points.
• BU has made at least one 3FG in 597 consecutive games -- the second-longest active streak in the Big 12.
• Baylor is 43-11 in its last 54 games dating back to its 2009 postseason run.
• Baylor is 15-2 as a ranked team in non-conference play in the Scott Drew era.
A.J. Walton ranks 24th nationally -- and second in the Big 12 -- in steals per game (2.4)
Perry Jones III has scored in double figures in 8 of his first 9 games to start his career.
LaceDarius Dunn, who has a school-record 324 career 3FGM, has made a 3FG in 23 consecutive games.
• Dunn ranks second all-time in school history -- tied for 10th in Big 12 history -- with 1,861 career points.
• Baylor is 7-0 this season when a player scores 20+ points in game.
• Baylor is 4-8 all-time in the state of Hawai`i.
• Baylor is 5-2 in three ESPN-owned tournaments.
• Baylor is 33-13 -- 32-12 in the Scott Drew era -- when ranked in the Associated Press Top 25 poll and 24-9 when ranked in the ESPN/USA TODAY coaches' poll.
• Dunn, who holds the school record with 324 career 3FG made, needs 66 to become the Big 12's career leader. That mark is currently held by Texas' A.J. Abrams (389).
• Dunn has made a 3FG in 105 of his 112 career games.
• Dunn has scored in double figures in 93 of his 112 career games.
Quincy Acy ranks ninth in Baylor history with 74 career blocked shots.

BAYLOR/WASHINGTON STATE SERIES
• For the third time in the last four seasons, Baylor will face the Washington State Cougars during the regular season. Washington State leads the brief series, 2-1, but Baylor won the last meeting, 58-52, in Pullman, Wash., as part of the Big 12/Pac-10 Hardwood Series (Dec. 6, 2008).

HOLDING OPPONENTS UNDER 70
• Baylor's 68-64 loss Dec. 18 to Gonzaga in Dallas snapped its 30-game winning streak when holding opponents under 70 points. It was Baylor's first loss when holding an opponent under 70 since April 2, 2009, when the Bears lost 69-63 to Penn State in the NIT championship game.
• Since the start of the 2007-08 season, Baylor is 58-4 when holding opponents under 70 points.

DECEMBERS TO REMEMBER
• Baylor is 22-1 in its last 23 games in the month of December after its 21-game win streak was snapped by Gonzaga, 68-64, on Dec. 18. Baylor's loss to Gonzaga was its first in the month of December since Dec. 16, 2006, when it lost at No. 23 Syracuse, 94-71.
• 17 of Baylor's 20 consecutive December wins have been by double figures.
• Baylor is 31-10 all-time in the month of December in the Scott Drew era.

THE LAST 54
• Since the end of the 2008-09 regular season, Baylor is 43-11 in its last 54 games (.796 winning percentage). Prior to its current run, Baylor was 31-23 in its previous 54 games (.574).
• Baylor is 23-1 at home in its last 54 games, 36-2 when holding opponents under 70, 14-0 when holding opponents under 60 and 8-0 when holding opponents under 50.
• Baylor has won 29 of its last 43 games by 10 or more points (+17.2 average scoring margin in 43 wins).
• Senior G LaceDarius Dunn has scored 988 of his 1,861 career points during Baylor's current run.

(THE LAST) FOUR SEASONS
• Baylor is 8-1 for the fourth consecutive season, while posting an 81-35 mark since the start of the 2007-08 campaign -- the first of three straight 20+ win seasons.
• Since the start of the 2007-08 season, Baylor is 39-4 when scoring 80+ points and has won 20 consecutive games when scoring 80+ points (last loss was 85-84 to South Carolina on Jan. 2, 2009).
• Baylor is 8-4 in regular-season neutral-site games dating back to the start of the 2007-08 season.

NOT DUNN YET -- TRIPLE STREAK CONTINUES
• Senior LaceDarius Dunn has made a 3-point field goal in 23 consecutive games -- the fourth-longest streak in school history. Dunn is six 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 104 of his 111 career games.

LOOKING FOR MORE THREE-POINT RECORDS
LaceDarius Dunn has made a Baylor-record 324 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 66 treys to become the Big 12's career leader.

DUNN'S SIGHTS SET ON BAYLOR, BIG 12 SCORING RECORDS
• With 13 points against San Diego, senior G LaceDarius Dunn moved passed Micheal Williams (1,854) for second on Baylor's all-time scoring list; Dunn currently has with 1,861 career points. Dunn now needs 329 points to surpass Terry Teagle (2,189) as Baylor's all-time leading scorer.
• Dunn, who is tied for 10th all-time on the Big 12's career scoring list, needs 396 points to surpass Texas Tech's Andre Emmett (2,256) as the Big 12's career scoring leader.

BAYLOR IN THE TOP 25
• Baylor is 33-13 -- 32-12 in the Scott Drew era -- when ranked in the Associated Press Top 25 poll and 24-9 when ranked in the ESPN/USA TODAY Coaches poll. BU is 23-8 all-time when ranked in both polls.

40 AND UNDER
• Only six Baylor opponents have reached 40+ rebounds in the last 54 games against the Bears, dating back to their 2009 Big 12 Championship in Oklahoma City, Okla.

UP NEXT
• After an off-day from competition on Christmas Eve, the 15th-ranked Baylor Bears will play its third and final game of the 2010 Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic on Christmas Day. The Bears will either play in the third-place game at 6:30 p.m. CST on ESPN2 (if the Bears lose to Washington State) or the championship game at 8:30 p.m. CST on ESPN2 (if the Bears defeat Washington State).


 

 

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