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 their last game, Kevin Young put up 14 points in the Jayhawks 60-46 win over Texas Tech on January 12th. While contributing 7.1 rebounds per game, he also scores 8.0 points per game. For the Bears, Cory Jefferson finished with 15 points and 5 rebounds in the 51-40 win over TCU on January 12th. He is averaging 14.3 points per game in addition to a team-best 2.3 blocks per game. Baylor will hope to exploit their strengths, which include: turnover percentage at 17.4 and effective field goal percentage at 52.7.

Baylor StatSmack

  • The only thing that matters. Kansas has more NCAA Championships over the last 10 years than Baylor (1 vs 0).
  • Obviously, AP Voters agree that Kansas is superior to Baylor (Latest AP Poll: #6 vs Not Ranked).
  • At least you keep showing up. Kansas has an average margin of victory of 17 over Baylor in 16 wins since 1996.
  • It must sting. Kansas has blown out Baylor by 20 points or more on 10 occasions since 1997.
  • Elijah Johnson is ranked 5th in the Big 12 in assists.
  • Naadir Tharpe is ranked 10th in the Big 12 in assists.
  • Kids want to come here. Since 1998 Kansas has recruited more Top 50 high school players than Baylor (23 vs 7).
  • It's only wins and losses, but Kansas has a better overall record than Baylor this season (11-1 vs 8-4).
  • We have a history of cultivating talent. Over the past 10 years, Kansas has had more players drafted by the NBA than Baylor (16 vs 4).
  • Diaper Dandies love us. Kansas has recruited more McDonald's All-Americans out of high school than Baylor (32 vs 3).
  • Ben McLemore is ranked 3rd in the Big 12 in points and 7th in the Big 12 in three-pointers.
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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