| Baylor [#1/1 (12-0)] vs. Mississippi Valley State [NR/NR (2-7)]
Friday, Dec. 30, 2011 | 7 p.m. CT
Waco, Texas | Ferrell Center (10,284)
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• Brittney Griner has registered a Big 12 record 455 career blocked shots.
• Brittney Griner ranks No. 6 on BU's career scoring chart with 1,764 points and needs 40 to climb to No. 5.
• Baylor is the only school to have its women's basketball (No. 1), men's basketball (No. 6) and football (No. 15) teams ranked among the AP Top 25.
• The Lady Bears are 50-4 over their last 54 games.
• BU is bidding for its first 13-0 start since 2001-02 and just the second such opening in school history. The Lady Bears began the 2000-01 season 13-0.
• Entering Friday's contest, Baylor is the only Division I school with both its men's (12-0) and women's (12-0) basketball teams sporting perfect records.
• When it hosted the second-ranked UConn Huskies on Sunday, Dec. 18, the Lady Bears tied an all-time Ferrell Center attendance record when 10,627 attended the game. The men's team also drew 10,627 when it hosted Texas in the final regular season game last year.
• Baylor has spent 15 eeks at No. 1 in the Associated Press Poll, which ranks ninth all-time.
• BU has won 22 straight regular season, non-league games since last year's loss at No. 1 UConn.
• The Lady Bears rank No. 2 nationally in assists per game (20.3), blocked shots per game (8.4) and scoring margin (31.8); No. 3 in assist/turnover ratio (1.41), No. 4 in both scoring offense (84.2) and field goal percentage (.486) and No. 5 in field goal percentage defense (.305) .
• In individual national statistics, Brittney Griner is No. 1 in blocks per game (5.3), No. 4 in field goal percentage (.642), No. 7 in points per game (23.0) and No. 17 in rebounds (10.5). Odyssey Sims is No. 4 in steals per game (4.3) and No. 5 in assists per game (6.8) and senior guard Terran Condrey ranks No. 16 in assist/turnover ratio (2.54).
• Baylor hasn't allowed an opponent to shoot 50 percent from the field in 186 straight games, dating back to March 25, 2006.
• The Lady Bears sport a school-record 30-game home win streak, BU's last home loss came vs. Texas on March 7, 2009, 70-54.
• Brittney Griner's 455 career blocks rank her No. 4 on the NCAA's all-time list. St. Mary's (CA) Louella Tomlinson holds the all-time career mark with 663.
VS. SOUTHWESTERN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE (SWAC)
Baylor is 27-2 all-time vs. SWAC schools
Kim Mulkey is 12-0 all-time vs. SWAC schools
Baylor hasn't allowed an opponent to shoot 50 percent from the field in 186 straight games dating back to March 25, 2006, an 82-63 Sweet 16 loss to eventual national champion, Maryland.
In 2010-2011, BU held 14 of its 37 opponents, including four ranked foes, to a .300 field goal percentage.
This season, Baylor has held opponents, including four ranked foes, to a .300 field goal percentage.
Baylor rnks No. 5 in NCAA Division I statistics in field goal percentage defense (.300).
The top-ranked Baylor Lady Bears enter Friday's game vs. 2-7 Mississippi Valley State with a school-record 30-game home win streak on the line and hoping to begin the season at 13-0 for just the second time in program history.
Baylor, 12-0, is led on the season by a trio of double-digit scorers. Junior post Brittney Griner leads the team with 22.3 points per game while sophomore guard Odyssey Sims manages 18.0 a contest and junior forward/post Brooklyn Pope contributes 10.3 a game. Junior forward/post Destiny Williams adds 9.4 an outing and Kimetria