Dec. 30, 2008
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GAME CENTER: GAME 13
JACKSON STATE TIGERS (1-10) AT [19/20] BAYLOR BEARS (11-1)
Date: Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2008
Tip-Off: 4 p.m. CT
Location: Waco, Texas
Arena: Ferrell Center (10,284)
Television: FSN Southwest and ESPN360.com, Also available on ESPN Full Court (outside of Texas only)
Talent: Greg Lucas (pxp), Jim Haller (color)
Radio: Baylor ISP Sports Network | ESPN/KRZI 1660 AM (Waco)/Sirius Satellite (Ch. 161) | BaylorBears.com
Talent: John Morris (pxp), Pat Nunley (color)
Live Stats: BaylorBears.com
Web Stream: BaylorBears.com (live audio/live video), Live video available in Texas only
Series: Baylor leads 1-0
Tickets: (254) 710-1000
GAME NIGHT STORY LINES
• The 19th-ranked Baylor Bears look to defend their eight-game home winning streak Wednesday when they host the Jackson State Tigers for a 4 p.m. tip at the Ferrell Center. The New Year’s Eve matchup will be aired live on FSN Southwest and ESPN360.com.
• Wednesday’s game is the first of 18 consecutive televised games for Baylor (FSN, ESPN family of networks and Big 12 Network).
• Baylor is 32-0 all-time vs. the SWAC and 2-0 this season, having defeated Southern and Prairie View A&M.
• Baylor is 1-0 vs. Jackson State, defeating the Tigers 100-76 in last season’s opener at the Ferrell Center.
• On Monday, Kevin Rogers became the 22nd player in school history — and 2nd in a week — to score 1,000 career points. Rogers reached the milestone at the 18:20 mark of the first half vs. Portland State.
• Rogers joins teammates Henry Dugat and Curtis Jerrells in the 1,000-point club. He became the fourth player of the Scott Drew era to reach 1,000-point plateau (Aaron Bruce, 2007).
• Rogers, Dugat and Jerrells have all reached the 1,000-point milestone during the 2008 calendar year.
• Baylor has been ranked in the AP Poll for a school-record five consecutive weeks and the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll for three consecutive weeks.
• Baylor is 7-3 all-time when ranked in the AP Top 25 Poll. The Bears are 5-0 this season since debuting in the AP Poll on Dec. 1.
• Baylor has made at least one 3-point field goal in 498 straight games.
• LaceDarius Dunn has made at least one 3-point field goal in 17 consecutive games — the 6th-longest streak at BU since 1986. Dunn is one shy of tying teammate Curtis Jerrells for the 5th-longest streak (18 games from 1/27/07-11/30/07).
• Kevin Rogers needs 47 rebounds (653) to become just the seventh player in school history with 1,000 points and 700 rebounds.
• Curtis Jerrells needs 32 assists (368) to become only the second player in school history with 1,000 points, 400 assists and 100 steals.
• Following Wednesday’s contest against Jackson State, Baylor faces its final non-conference test of the regular season when the Bears host the South Carolina Gamecocks Friday at 4:30 p.m. on FSN Southwest.
• Wednesday’s meeting will be the second in the series.
• Baylor won last season’s meeting, 100-76, in Waco.
JACKSON STATE SCOUTING REPORT
• Jackson State rides a five-game losing streak when it faces the 19th-ranked B aylor Bears on Wednesday at the Ferrell Center.
• All but one of Jackson State’s 10 losses have been by 10 or more points.
• JSU is 0-2 vs. Big 12 schools this season (Texas A&M, Kansas).
• JSU is 0-2 vs. Top 25 teams this season (Arizona State, Kansas).
• Wednesday will be Jackson State’s sixth non-conference game in the Lone Star State. The Tigers have lost at Texas A&M, North Texas and Stephen F. Austin. JSU also lost to Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and defeated North Carolina Central at the South Padre Island Invitational.
• Grant Maxey leads all Jackson State players with 15.0 points and 7.4 rebounds in 11 games. Darrio Griffin is second on the team with 13.3 points and 5.0 rebounds, followed by Jeremy Caldwell with 10.5 points and 5.5 boards.
LAST TIME VS. JACKSON STATE - NOV. 11, 2007
• Kevin Rogers scored a team-high 20 points and pulled down 11 rebounds as Baylor defeated Jackson State 100-76 in the season-opener for both teams.
• Rogers shot 7-for-10 from the floor and a perfect 6-of-6 from the free throw line. He grabbed 11 rebounds, including four on the offensive glass, to tally his sixth-career double-double.
• Freshman LaceDarius Dunn scored 17 points in his first collegiate action. He connected on three treys and grabbed six rebounds. Henry Dugat scored 16 points, while Curtis Jerrells recorded 11 points, his 15th-straight game in double-figure scoring.
• Baylor made 31-of-51 (60.8 percent) attempts from the floor, the third time in the last four outings above 60 precent from the floor. The Bears also connected on 29 free throws, the most since Baylor made 33 free throws in a 72-64 win over Texas A&M in 2004.
• Baylor placed three players in double-figure scoring in the first period as the Bears shot 69.2 percent (18-26) from the floor. The 61 points is the most points in a single half since the Bears tallied 64 points in the second half against North Carolina A&T during the 1999-2000 season.
LAST TIME OUT - (19) BAYLOR 79, PORTLAND STATE 66
• LaceDarius Dunn scored 22 points to lead No. 19 Baylor to a 79-66 win over Portland State 79-66 Monday night at the Ferrell Center. Baylor held Jeremiah Dominguez to two points after he scored 25 in an upset of then-No. 7 Gonzaga last week.
• Dunn was one of four BU players in double figures. Curtis Jerrells and Kevin Rogers added 16 points apiece, and Henry Dugat had 11 for Baylor.
• Rogers became the second Baylor player this season to score 1,000 career points. He hit the mark with a free throw with 18:20 left in the first half. Two of Rogers' teammates have also scored more than 1,000 points. Dugat topped 1,000 on Dec. 22 against Hartford, and Jerrells went over that mark last season.
• Dominic Waters led Portland State with 18 points. Phil Nelson scored 16 and Jamie Jones 12. Dominguez, Portland State's leading scorer at 13.5 points per game, was limited to 1-of-9 shooting.
UP NEXT - SOUTH CAROLINA (JAN. 2)
• Baylor continues its seven-game homestand on New Year’s Day against the South Carolina Gamecocks at the Ferrell Center. Tip-off is set for 4:30 p.m. on FSN Southwest.
• Greg Lucas (pxp) and Jim Haller (color) will serve as the talent for Wednesday’s telecast.
• Friday’s game will also be available on ESPN Full Court outside the state of Texas. Live video from BaylorVision will be available at BaylorBears.com (outside the state of Texas only).
ROGERS JOINS 1,000-POINT CLUB
• Senior Kevin Rogers became the second BU player in a week and the 22nd in school history to score 1,000 points in his career on Dec. 29 vs. Portland State. Rogers reached the 1,000-point plateau on first free throw at the 18:20 mark of the first half.
• On Dec. 22 vs. Hartford, senior Henry Dugat became the 21st player in school history to score 1,000 points in his career. Dugat scored 16 points and reached the 1,000-point plateau at the 8:17 mark of the second half.
• The addition of Rogers gave Baylor three 1,000-point scorers in its starting lineup. He is the fourth player under head coach Scott Drew to reach 1,000 points at Baylor.
CURRENT BAYLOR 1,000-POINT SCORERS UNDER Scott Drew
CJ’S CAREER RECORD CLIMB CONTINUES
• Curtis Jerrells is now in 6th place with 1,390 career points.
• Jerrells is now 7th all-time with 92 career starts, one shy of Pat Nunley (93) for 6th place.
• Jerrells is now alone in third place with 368 career assists.
• CJ is currently tied for 5th place all-time with teammate Henry Dugat with 119 steals.
BAYLOR IN THE AP POLL
• Baylor cracked the AP Top 25 Poll on Dec. 1 for the first time this season, coming in at No. 24.
• Baylor has been ranked in the AP Top 25 for five consecutive weeks - a school first. Last season, Baylor was ranked in back-to-back weeks for the first time in school history, while breaking into the Top 25 for the first time in nearly 40 seasons.
• The Bears have never been ranked in the preseason or final AP polls.
• Baylor is ranked in the AP Top 20 for the first time since Feb. 11, 1969, when the Bears were No. 19.
• BU is 7-3 all-time when ranked.
BAYLOR APPEARANCES IN AP TOP 25 POLL (courtesy AP Poll Archive)
|Jan. 25, 1949
|Jan. 14, 1969
|Feb. 11, 1969
|Jan. 21, 2008
|Jan. 28, 2008
|Dec. 1, 2008
|Dec. 8, 2008
|Dec. 15, 2008
|Dec. 22, 2008
|Dec. 29, 2008
JERRELLS EYEING 1,000-400-100 CLUB
• Last season, senior guard Curtis Jerrells became the 20th player in school history to score 1,000 career points. Earlier this season, he become the ninth player in school history to nab 100 career steals.
• Jerrells currently has 368 career assists and is 32 away from becoming just the third player in Baylor history with 400 assists.
• Once Jerrells reaches the 400-assist plateau, CJ would become just the 2nd player in BU history with 1,000 points, 400 assists and 100 steals.
• Former Baylor and NBA star Micheal Williams is the only BU player with 1,000 points, 400 assists and 100 steals. Williams finished his career with 1,854 points, 464 assists and 282 steals.
BAYLOR’S MR. CLUTCH
• Curtis Jerrells scored a season-high 29 points in Baylor’s 79-76 come-from-behind victory over UT Arlington on Dec. 20.
• 24 of Jerrells’ 29 points came in the second half. CJ was 5-for-8 from the floor and 14-for-15 at the free throw line.
• In fact, Jerrells went 16-for-17 from the line vs. UTA and made his first 16 free throw attempts, missing his final FT attempt with 16 seconds remaining in regulation.
• Jerrells went 7-for-8 at the free throw line in the game’s final 4 minutes (5-for-6 in the final 3 minutes).
• CJ is now an 80.9 percentage (85-for-105) career clutch free throw shooter (final 3 minutes of regulation/OT). Jerrells is 20-for-24 (83.3 pct) in clutch FT situations this season.
CLOSING IN ON SELECT COMPANY
• Senior forward Kevin Rogers became the 22nd player in Baylor history to score 1,000 career points, reaching the milestone on Monday, Dec. 29, vs. Portland State.
• Rogers is on pace to become just the seventh player in Baylor history to join the prestigious 1,000 points/700 rebounds club. Rogers, currently 10th all-time at BU with 653 rebounds, is 47 away from 700.
BAYLOR’S 1,000 POINTS/700 REBOUNDS CLUB
|Jerry Mallett [1955-57]
|Darrell Hardy [1965-67]
|Terry Teagle [1979-82]
|Darryl Middleton [1985-88]
|Doug Brandt [1993-97]
|Brian Skinner [1994-98]
|Kevin Rogers [2005-present]
BAYLOR VS. THE SWAC
• Baylor is a flawless 32-0 all-time vs. schools from the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC).
• Jackson State is the third and final SWAC opponent on Baylor’s schedule this season. Earlier this year, the Bears easily defeated Southern and Prairie View A&M.
CONSECUTIVE GAMES WITH A 3-POINTER STREAK
• Baylor has made at least one 3-point field goal in 498 straight games — the 2nd longest active streak in the Big 12 (Texas, 595).
• LaceDarius Dunn currently owns a streak of 17 consecutive games with at least one 3-pointer made — the 6th-longest streak at Baylor since 1986. He is 12 games shy of tying Tevis Stukes’ mark of 29 straight games set during the 1999-2000 season.
CONSECUTIVE GAMES WITH 3-POINT FG STREAKS (SINCE 1986)
| Player [Season(s)]
|Tevis Stukes [1999-2000]
|Aaron Bruce [2004-05, 2005-06]
|Kenny Taylor [2002-03]
|Roddrick Miller [1994-95, 1995-96]
|Curtis Jerrells [2006-07, 2007-08]
|LaceDarius Dunn [2007-08, 2008-09]
|Wendell Greenleaf [2001-02]
|Wendell Greenleaf [1999-2000, 2000-01]
• In Monday night’s win vs. Portland State, Baylor had four players score in double figures — LaceDarius Dunn, Curtis Jerrells, Kevin Rogers and Henry Dugat.
• Baylor has now had four players reach double figures in 11 of its 12 games this season.
• Baylor’s lone game with less than four players in double figures was its upset win over then-No. 14 Arizona State on Nov. 28.
• Baylor is 10-1 when four or more players score in double figures.
NO LEAD IS SAFE VS. COMEBACK BEARS
• Baylor notched eight wins last season after trailing by nine or more points. In three additional games, the Bears erased double-digit deficits before being edged at the whistle (two of those in overtime).
• This season, Baylor has trailed in all but two games this season, while trailing two games in double digits to Wake Forest (L) and UTA (W).
• Baylor overcame an 11-point deficit — the second-largest the Bears have faced this season — Saturday, Dec. 20, to edge the UTA Mavericks, 79-76, at the Ferrell Center.
• The 11-point deficit was the second-largest Baylor has overcome for a victory since March 1, 2008, vs. Missouri. That game, BU trailed by 13 [69-56 with 13:30 left in the 2nd half] and came back for a 100-89 win.
WATCH BEARS BASKETBALL LIVE AT BAYLORBEARS.COM
• Live video coverage by BaylorVision will be streamed for four more select home games during the 2008-09 season at BaylorBears.com. It is free for All-Access members in Texas, but the video coverage is blacked out outside of Texas.
LIVE VIDEO SCHEDULE (Live video from BaylorVision; in Texas only): 12/31/08 Jackson State 4 p.m.; 1/2/09 South Carolina 4:30 p.m.
BEARS BASKETBALL ON THE AIR
• Bear basketball is aired live via the Baylor-ISP SportsNetwork on flagship station 1660AM ESPN Radio (KRZI) in Waco and worldwide on Sirius Satellite Radio channel 161. All games are broadcast by the "Voice of the Bears" John Morris, a veteran broadcaster in his 14th season, and former BU basketball standout Pat Nunley, in his 27th season as analyst.
INSIDE BAYLOR SPORTS TV SHOW
• Inside Baylor Sports, the award winning weekly TV show that covers all aspects of Baylor athletics, returns for its 10th season in 2008-09.
• Senior Producer Robert Shiekh Producer Lawrence Gilligan provide viewers an inside look at Baylor athletics with thorough highlights, in-depth interviews and imaginative features on all 18 sports presented in a fast-paced, entertaining style. Co-hosts John Morris and Lori Fogleman guide viewers through the best coverage of Baylor athletics on television.
• Inside Baylor Sports airs Sundays, Aug. 24, 2008 through June 7, 2009, at 10:30 p.m. CT on KCEN-TV in Central Texas. The program also airs weekly throughout the region on FS Southwest at 1 p.m. each Wednesday and is archived on the web at BaylorTV.com. Inside Baylor Sports also may been seen nationally on CBS College Sports Television.