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January 14, 2013

A Closer Look At The Baylor Bears

On Monday night, No. 4 ranked Kansas (14-1; 2-0) plays host to Baylor (11-4; 3-0) at 8:00 p.m. (central).

Baylor Bears: The Facts

Located in Waco, Texas, with an enrollment of 15,364, Baylor is 11-4 on the season, 3-0 in Big 12 play after its 51-40 win against TCU on Saturday, Jan. 12. The Bears are coached by Scott Drew who is 168-128 in his 10th season at BU and 188-139 in his 11th season overall. Baylor averages 76.8 points and gives up 65.2 for a +11.6 scoring margin. The Bears are ranked second behind Kansas in the Big 12 in field goal percentage at 47.2 percent including 34.3 percent from three-point range. BU averages 6.6 three-pointers and 7.7 steals per game.

Senior guard Pierre Jackson, the 2013 Big 12 Preseason Player of the Year, leads Baylor in scoring at 19.2 points per game, which also tops the conference. Jackson has made a team-high 35 three-pointers and also leads BU with 94 assists, 75 free throws made and is second on the team with 29 steals. Freshman center Isaiah Austin is next in scoring at 14.6 points per game and he is tied for the team lead with an 8.4 rebound average. His 15 blocked shots in 2012-13 are second most on the squad.

Junior forward Cory Jefferson is tied with Austin with an 8.4 rebound average. He is scoring 14.3 points per game and has a team-high 35 blocked shots in 2012-13. Junior guard Brady Heslip has made 30 three-pointers and scores 8.9 points per contest. Senior guard A.J. Walton rounds out the BU starters. He leads the team with 30 steals, scores 6.9 points per outing and is second on the team with 66 assists.

Other Baylor regulars include junior guard Gary Franklin (3.5 ppg) and sophomore guard Deuce Bello (3.0 ppg).

Kansas vs. Baylor: The Series

Kansas leads the series with Baylor 18-3, including a 9-0 record in Lawrence. This series dates back to 1951 with Kansas winning the first six meetings. Since the inception of the Big 12, KU holds a 16-3 record against BU and has won three of the last four meetings.

Baylor's last two wins in the series were in the Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship: 71-64 in the 2009 quarterfinals in Oklahoma City and 81-72 in the 2012 semifinals in Kansas City.

A closer look at the Baylor Bears

#1 L.J. Rose: 6-foot-4, 190-pound guard (Fr.)

#2 Ricardo Gathers: 6-foot-8, 260-pound forward (Fr.)

#4 Gary Franklin: 6-foot-2, 195-pound guard (Jr.)

#5 Brady Heslip: 6-foot-2, 180-pound guard (Jr.)

#14 Deuce Bello: 6-foot-4, 187-pound guard (So.)

#15 Chad Rykhoek: 6-foot-11, 230-pound forward/center (Fr.)

#20 Logan Lowery: 6-foot-6, 190-pound forward (So.)

#21 Isaiah Austin: 7-foot-1, 220-pound center (Fr.)

#22 A.J. Walton: 6-foot-1, 184-pound guard (Sr.)

#23 Jacob Neubert: 6-foot-5, 205-pound forward (Sr.)

#34 Cory Jefferson: 6-foot-9, 210-pound forward (Jr.)

#35 Taurean Prince: 6-foot-7, 202-pound forward (Fr.)

#55 Pierre Jackson: 5-foot-10, 180-pound guard (Sr.)

Baylor Season Statistics

Record: 11-4

Home Record: 7-2

Away Record: 2-1

Neutral Record: 2-1

Big 12 Conference Record: 3-0

National Ranking: NR

Wins: Lehigh, Jackson State, Boston (Charleston Classic in Charleston, S.C.), St. John's (Charleston Classic in Charleston, S.C.), @ Kentucky, Lamar, USC Upstate, BYU, Texas, @ Texas Tech, TCU

Losses: Colorado (Charleston Classic in Charleston, S.C.), College of Charleston, Northwestern, Gonzaga

Upcoming games: @ Kansas, Hardin-Simmons, Oklahoma State, @ TCU, Oklahoma, @ Iowa State, @ Oklahoma State, Texas Tech, West Virginia, @ Kansas State, Iowa State, @ Oklahoma, @ West Virginia, Kansas State, @ Texas, Kansas

Scoring Leaders:

Pierre Jackson: 19.2

Isaiah Austin: 14.6

Cory Jefferson: 14.3

Brady Heslip: 8.9

Rebounding Leaders:

Isaiah Austin: 8.4

Cory Jefferson: 8.4

Rico Gathers: 5.1

A.J. Walton: 4.1

Assist Leaders:

Pierre Jackson: 6.3

A.J. Walton: 4.4

Isaiah Austin: 1.4

Field Goal Shooting Percentage Leaders:

Cory Jefferson: 83-of-131 (63.4%)

Isaiah Austin: 86-of-164 (52.4%)

Rico Gathers: 35-of-73 (47.9%)

Pierre Jackson: 89-of-205 (43.4%)

Brady Heslip: 41-of-110 (37.3%)

3 point Field Goal Shooting Percentage Leaders

Pierre Jackson: 33-of-97 (36.1%)

Isaiah Austin: 13-of-36 (36.1%)

Brady Heslip: 30-of-84 (35.7%)

Gary Franklin: 12-of-36 (33.3%)

A.J. Walton: 7-of-23 (30.4%)

Free-throw Percentage Leaders:

A.J. Walton: 13-of-16 (81.3%)

Pierre Jackson: 75-of-94 (79.8%)

Cory Jefferson: 49-of-64 (76.6%)

Brady Heslip: 13-of-17 (76.5%)

Isaiah Austin: 19-of-39 (48.7%)

Rico Gathers: 14-of-29 (48.3%)

Baylor Offensive Averages:

Scoring: 1,152 (76.8 PPG)

Scoring Margin: +11.6

Field Goal %: 47 (421-of-892)

3-Point FG %: 34 (99-of-289)

3-Pont FG's Made Per Game: 6.6

Free-throw %: 71 (211-of-299)

Free-throws Made Per Game: 14.1

Rebounds: 559 (37.3 per game)

Rebound Margin: +2.4

Assists: 224 (14.9 per game)

Turnovers: 180 (12.0 per game)

Turnover Margin: +2.4

Steals: 116 (7.7 per game)

Blocks: 66 (4.4 per game)

Opponent Averages :

Scoring: 978 (65.2 PPG)

Field Goal %: 42 (370-of-889)

3-Point FG %: 35 (85-of-241)

3-Pont FG Made Per Game: 5.7

Free-throw %: 62 (153-of-245)

Free-throws Made Per Game: 10.2

Rebounds: 523 (34.9 per game)

Assists: 192 (12.8 per game)

Turnovers: 216 (14.4 per game)

Steals: 93 (6.2 per game)

Blocks: 39 (2.6 per game)

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