Baylor vs. Kansas: Full Game Preview

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Baylor vs. Kansas: Full Game Preview
Baylor
(11-4, 4-1 away)
(4) Kansas
(14-1, 12-1 home)
Venue: Allen Fieldhouse
9:00PM ET / 6:00PM PT, January 14, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Baylor P Jackson 19.2 I Austin 8.4 P Jackson 6.3
Kansas B McLemore 16.4 J Withey 8.3 E Johnson 5.5

In a 51-40 win over TCU on January 12th, Cory Jefferson put up 15 points and 5 rebounds for the Bears. He is averaging 14.3 points per game and leads the team in blocks with 2.3 per game. For the Jayhawks, Travis Releford finished with 12 points in the 60-46 win over Texas Tech on January 12th. He averages 13.2 points per game in addition to a team-best 1.3 steals per game. Kansas ranks 1st in their conference in effective field goal percentage at 55.4, which also places them 19th in the country.

Kansas StatSmack

  • The Baylor three-point leader (Pierre Jackson) has more three-pointers than the Kansas three-point leader (Ben McLemore).
  • The Baylor scoring leader (Pierre Jackson) has more points than the Kansas scoring leader (Ben McLemore).
  • Pierre Jackson is ranked 42nd nationally in points, 3rd in the Big 12 in three-pointers, 28th nationally in assists, and 2nd in the Big 12 in steals.
  • The Baylor assist leader (Pierre Jackson) has more assists than the Kansas assist leader (Elijah Johnson).
  • Isaiah Austin is ranked 5th in the Big 12 in rebounds.
  • A.J. Walton is ranked 6th in the Big 12 in assists and 4th in the Big 12 in steals.
  • At least you keep showing up. Baylor has an average margin of victory of 8 over Kansas in 3 wins since 1996.
  • You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? Baylor currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (956 to 1000) than Kansas, per the NCAA.
  • The Baylor rebounding leader (Cory Jefferson) has more rebounds than the Kansas rebounding leader (Jeff Withey).
  • Brady Heslip is ranked 5th in the Big 12 in three-pointers.
  • Baylor beat Kansas by 9 points the last time they played (Mar 09, 2012).
BAY Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A Pierre Jackson 34 19 4 6 2 0 3
A- Cory Jefferson 30 14 8 0 1 2 1
B+ Isaiah Austin 31 15 8 1 0 1 2
B- A.J. Walton 29 7 4 4 2 0 2
C+ Brady Heslip 28 9 1 1 0 0 0
C Rico Gathers 16 6 5 0 1 0 1
C- Deuce Bello 13 3 1 1 1 0 1
C- Gary Franklin 15 3 1 1 1 0 0
D+ Taurean Prince 5 3 2 0 0 0 0
D L.J. Rose 7 0 1 1 0 0 1
D J`mison Morgan 8 4 3 0 0 0 0
D Logan Lowery 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Jacob Neubert 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
KU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A Ben McLemore 31 17 5 2 1 1 2
A Jeff Withey 30 14 9 1 1 5 2
B+ Travis Releford 33 13 3 3 1 0 2
B Kevin Young 22 8 7 1 1 0 1
B Elijah Johnson 31 10 3 6 1 0 3
C+ Perry Ellis 14 5 4 1 0 0 1
C Naadir Tharpe 18 5 2 3 1 0 1
C Jamari Traylor 12 2 3 0 1 1 1
C A. White III 7 4 2 0 0 0 1
C- Tyler Self 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
C- Evan Manning 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
C- Niko Roberts 3 1 1 1 0 0 1
D+ Rio Adams 4 1 0 1 0 0 1
D+ C. Garrett 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Justin Wesley 4 0 1 0 0 0 0
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