Arizona State vs. Baylor: Full Game Preview

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Arizona State vs. Baylor: Full Game Preview
Arizona State
(22-12, 6-7 away)
Baylor
(19-14, 13-6 home)
Venue: Ferrell Center
8:00PM ET / 5:00PM PT, March 22, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Arizona State J Carson 18.4 C Felix 8.1 J Carson 5.1
Baylor P Jackson 19.5 I Austin 8.5 P Jackson 6.4

No. 2-seeded Baylor battles No. 3-seeded Arizona State in the second round of the NIT at Ferrell Center on Friday. Tipoff is at 8 p.m. ET and you can catch it on ESPN 2. The Bears are 3-0 against the Sun Devils over the last four years. The last time they played they won 68-54 on Dec. 2, 2010.

In their last outing, behind 26 points from Brady Heslip, the Bears blew out Long Beach State 112-66 on Mar. 20. He contributes 1.3 rebounds per game in addition to his 8.8 points per game. For the Sun Devils, Jahii Carson finished with 22 points and 10 rebounds in the 83-68 win over Detroit on Mar. 20. He leads the team in points with 18.4 per game and assists with 5.1 per game.

Arizona State StatSmack

  • Baylor has a stronger schedule than Arizona State this season (SOS Rank: No. 18 vs. No. 116).
  • Pierre Jackson is ranked 25th nationally in points and 13th nationally in assists.
  • The Baylor assist leader (Pierre Jackson, 197 assists) has more assists than the Arizona State assist leader (Jahii Carson, 158 assists).
  • Baylor waxed Arizona State by 14 points the last time they played (Dec 02, 2010).
  • Be afraid. Baylor has blown out more teams than Arizona State this season (eight blowouts vs. two).
  • Baylor has more wins over the last 5 years than Arizona State (139 vs. 111).
  • A for effort, but Baylor has emerged victorious against Arizona State the last three times they've played.
  • Baylor has an average margin of victory of 8 over Arizona State in three wins since 1988.
  • Since 1998, Baylor has recruited more Top 50 high school players than Arizona State (seven vs. three).
  • AP voters think more highly of Baylor and ranked them in the AP Top 25 more often over the past 10 years than Arizona State (63 vs. 29).
  • The Baylor steals leader (A.J. Walton, 53 steals) has more steals than the Arizona State steals leader (Carrick Felix, 49 steals).
ASU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A- Jahii Carson 37 18 3 5 1 0 3
B+ Carrick Felix 35 14 8 2 2 1 2
B J. Gilling 35 10 6 3 1 0 2
B- J. Bachynski 26 10 6 0 0 4 2
C+ Evan Gordon 32 10 3 2 1 0 1
C Chris Colvin 21 5 3 2 1 0 1
D+ Ruslan Pateev 10 3 2 0 0 1 0
D Eric Jacobsen 8 2 1 0 0 0 0
D Kenny Martin 4 1 1 0 0 1 0
D Bo Barnes 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
BAY Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A Pierre Jackson 35 20 4 6 2 0 4
A- Isaiah Austin 30 13 9 1 0 2 2
B+ Cory Jefferson 28 12 8 0 1 2 1
B- A.J. Walton 28 7 3 3 2 0 2
C+ Brady Heslip 26 8 1 1 1 0 0
C+ Rico Gathers 17 6 6 0 1 0 1
C Gary Franklin 17 4 1 1 1 0 1
D+ Taurean Prince 6 3 2 0 0 0 0
D+ Deuce Bello 11 2 1 1 1 0 1
D Jacob Neubert 2 1 1 0 0 0 0
D L.J. Rose 8 1 1 1 0 0 1
D J`mison Morgan 8 4 3 0 0 0 0
D Logan Lowery 3 1 1 0 0 0 0
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