Baylor Press Release
By: David Kaye
- Baylor finished 10-8 and in 4th place in the Big 12 standings after being picked 9thout of 10 teams in the Big 12 Preseason Coaches Poll.
- Baylor fell to 3-4 against AP Top 25 teams this season and 23-31 against ranked teams over the last 5 seasons.
- Baylor fell to 5-32 in the all-time series against Kansas, including 4-24 in the Drew era.
- Baylor is 99-77 in Big 12 play over the last 10 seasons after going 59-149 in the league’s first 13 years.
- Baylor is 281-138 since 2007-08, the first year Drew’s staff had a full allotment of scholarships.
- Baylor fell to 4-9 this season when trailing at the half, including 2-7 in Big 12 play.
- BU extended the nation’s 11th-longest active streak with at least one 3-point made in 900 straight games.
- Baylor started Jared Butler, King McClure, Mario Kegler, Mark Vital and Freddie Gillespie for the 1st time this season. It was Baylor’s 8th different starting lineup of the season.
- Jared Butler (career-high 31 points) scored in double-figures for the 16th time this season and 13th time in 17 games since joining the starting lineup. It was Butler’s 2nd game with 20+ points.
- Butler became the first Baylor player to post 30+ points in a road game since Nuni Omot went for 30 at Kansas State in the regular-season finale on March 3 last season.
- Butler (3-of10 from 3-point range) extended his streak to 17 straight games with a 3-pointer, including multiple 3-pointers made in 14 of 17 games.
- Butler had a team-high 3 assists, his 11th time leading Baylor in assists this season. He has posted multiple assists in 20 of the last 21 games after doing so in 1 of his first 10 contests.
- Mark Vital had 9 points and 9 rebounds, coming up 1 short in each category of a double-double.
- Makai Mason missed his 6th game this season (first 3 with ankle injury, 3 of last 9 with toe injury).
- Devonte Bandoo (10 points) scored in double-figures for the 6th time in the last 9 games and 11th time this season.
- Mario Kegler (11 points) scored in double-figures for the 4th time in the last 5 games and 13th time this season.