Baylor vs. Iowa State: Full Game Preview

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Baylor vs. Iowa State: Full Game Preview
Baylor
(14-6, 5-2 away)
Iowa State
(14-6, 12-0 home)
Venue: James H. Hilton Coliseum
8:00PM ET / 5:00PM PT, February 02, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Baylor P Jackson 18.8 I Austin 9.4 P Jackson 5.9
Iowa State W Clyburn 14.4 M Ejim 9.5 K Lucious 5.6

Baylor travels to James H. Hilton Coliseum on Saturday to take on Iowa State. It takes place at 8:00 EST and you can see it on ESPN 2. The Bears are 2-3 against the Cyclones over the last four years. They fell 80-72 on 3/3/2012, the last time they met.

Iowa State is in 5th place in the conference and Baylor is in 2nd place.

In their last outing, despite 22 points and 8 rebounds from Pierre Jackson, the Bears fell to Oklahoma 74-71 on January 30th. On top of his scoring average of 18.8 points per game, he delivers 5.9 assists per game. For the Cyclones, Chris Babb finished with 19 points and 5 rebounds in the 78-76 loss to Oklahoma State on January 30th. He contributes 3.1 rebounds per game in addition to his 9.3 points per game. Areas of strength for Iowa State include: defensive rebounding percentage at 72.6 and effective field goal percentage at 52.9.

Iowa State StatSmack

  • Baylor has a much higher 4-year graduation rate than Iowa State according to Kiplinger (47.4% vs 35%).
  • Even computers respect Baylor more. We have a better RPI this season than Iowa State (RPI: #37 vs #51).
  • A.J. Walton is ranked 7th in the Big 12 in assists and 2nd in the Big 12 in steals.
  • The Baylor assist leader (Pierre Jackson) has more assists than the Iowa State assist leader (Korie Lucious).
  • Baylor has a much lower average debt at graduation according to Kiplinger than Iowa State ($NA vs $30,411).
  • Cory Jefferson is ranked 4th in the Big 12 in rebounds and 46th nationally in blocks.
  • Kids want to come here. Since 1998 Baylor has recruited more Top 50 high school players than Iowa State (7 vs 0).
  • Baylor has a much better overall winning percentage over the last 5 years (69.51% to 55.33%).
  • How does our back look? Baylor is ranked higher than Iowa State in the Big 12 (#2 vs #5).
  • AP voters think more highly of Baylor and have put us in the AP Top 25 more often over the past 10 years than Iowa State (63 vs 3).
  • Baylor has a much lower admission rate (more selective) according to Kiplinger (50% vs 85%).
BAY Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A Pierre Jackson 34 19 4 6 2 0 3
A- Isaiah Austin 31 15 9 1 0 1 2
B+ Cory Jefferson 28 13 8 0 1 2 1
B- A.J. Walton 27 7 4 4 2 0 2
C+ Brady Heslip 26 9 1 1 0 0 0
C+ Rico Gathers 17 6 6 0 1 0 1
C- Gary Franklin 17 4 1 1 1 0 1
D+ Deuce Bello 13 3 1 1 1 0 1
D+ Taurean Prince 7 4 3 0 0 0 1
D L.J. Rose 9 1 1 1 0 0 1
D Logan Lowery 4 1 1 0 0 0 0
D J`mison Morgan 8 4 3 0 0 0 0
D Jacob Neubert 2 1 1 0 0 0 0
ISU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Will Clyburn 30 14 7 2 1 0 3
B Melvin Ejim 26 10 10 1 1 1 2
B- Georges Niang 24 11 5 2 1 0 1
B- Tyrus McGee 23 12 3 2 1 1 1
C+ Chris Babb 34 9 3 2 1 0 1
C+ Korie Lucious 31 10 2 6 1 0 4
C Percy Gibson 15 6 4 0 0 1 1
D+ Anthony Booker 13 4 4 0 0 1 0
D+ Bubu Palo 13 0 1 2 0 0 0
D Naz Long 8 2 1 1 0 0 1
D Nkereuwem Okoro 5 1 0 0 0 0 1
D Aaron Law 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
D Tyler Ellerman 3 0 1 0 0 0 0
D Austin McBeth 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
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