KU basketball at Baylor: Facts, figures, lineups, tipoff time & TV channel

By Gary Bedore gbedore@kcstar.com

No. 10 Kansas at Baylor

WHEN/WHERE: 1 p.m. Saturday at Ferrell Center in Waco, Texas

TV/RADIO: CBS; WHB (810 AM)

PROJECTED LINEUPS

P No. Baylor Ht. Yr. PPG

F 0 Jo Lual-Acuil 7-0 Sr. 14.3

F 25 Tristan Clark 6-9 Fr. 8.2

F 11 Mark Vital 6-5 Fr. 7.4

G 20 Manu Lecomte 5-11 Sr. 16.8

G 3 Jake Lindsey 6-5 Jr. 4.8

P No. Kansas Ht. Yr. PPG

C 35 Udoka Azubuike 7-0 So. 13.9

F 44 Mitch Lightfoot 6-8 So. 3.8

G 10 Svi Mykhailiuk 6-8 Sr. 16.4

G 14 Malik Newman 6-3 So. 11.8

G 4 Devonté Graham 6-2 Sr. 17.5

ABOUT BAYLOR (14-10, 4-7 Big 12): Coach Scott Drew has a 291-190 record in 15 seasons at BU and is Baylor’s career wins leader. He is 311-201 overall in 16 seasons as a head coach. … Drew is 3-22 versus KU. … Manu Lecomte has scored in double-figures 19 times this season and 65 times in his career. Lecomte has made at least one three-pointer in 23 of his last 25 games. He has made three or more threes in 14 games. Lecomte is fourth in the Big 12 in scoring (16.8), fourth in threes made per game (3.1) and second in free-throw percentage (.890). … Eight BU losses are to ranked teams: games at No. 21 Xavier, No. 22 Texas Tech, No. 2 West Virginia, No. 10 Kansas, No. 20 Florida and No. 12 Oklahoma and home vs. No. 8 Wichita State and No. 16 TCU. … Baylor is 18-26 versus ranked teams over the last four seasons. … BU is averaging 81.8 points per game over its last four Big 12 games after averaging 66.0 in its first seven Big 12 games. … Jo Lual-Acuil Jr. ranks third in the Big 12 in rebounding (9.3), fifth in blocks (1.9) and 13th in scoring (14.3). … Baylor is 53-11 against in-state opponents since the start of the 2011-12 season, and the Bears have advanced deeper into postseason play than any of Texas’ 23 Division I teams in five of the last six seasons. … BU is a combined 67-15 against Lone Star State teams over the last eight-plus seasons after going 10-27 against in-state teams in Scott Drew’s first six seasons in Waco.

 

ABOUT KANSAS (19-5, 8-3 Big 12): KU leads the all-time series, 30-4. … The Jayhawks have won 11 straight games versus BU and 16 of 18. Baylor’s two wins in that stretch came on March 9, 2013, in Waco and March 9, 2012, in the Big 12 Tournament semifinals at Sprint Center. The last five meetings have been decided by six points or less, including KU’s 70-67 victory on Jan. 20 at Allen Fieldhouse where KU is 15-0 vs. the Bears. … The last three games in Waco have been decided by a combined nine points. … KU is 12-2 all-time at Ferrell Center. … Since the inception of the Big 12, KU is 28-4 against Baylor — 26-2 in regular-season play and 2-2 in the Big 12 tourney. … KU coach Bill Self is 22-4 all-time against Baylor, including a 22-3 mark while at KU. … KU is looking to win its 20th game for the 29th consecutive season beginning in 1989-90. … Nine of KU’s conference games have been decided by seven points or less with KU 7-2 in those contests. Dating to last season, KU has played in 20 league games decided by seven points or less. KU is 17-3 in those games. … The Jayhawks have trailed at the half six times and have won two of those contests — at West Virginia and against TCU. Under Self, the Jayhawks are 62-62 in games where they trailed at the half. … Devonté Graham is tied with Bud Stallworth for 22nd position on the KU career scoring list (1,495 points). Graham has played 40 minutes in seven-straight outings and 37 or more minutes in 15 of his 24 games.


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