Arizona State vs. Baylor: Recap, Stats, and Box Score

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Arizona State vs. Baylor: Recap, Stats, and Box Score
Arizona State 86
(22-13, 4-7 away)
Baylor 89
(20-14, 14-5 home)
Venue: Ferrell Center
8:00PM ET / 5:00PM PT, March 22, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Arizona State 31 55 86
Baylor 29 60 89
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Arizona State C Felix 23 C Felix 8 J Carson 5
Baylor P Jackson 26 C Jefferson 6 P Jackson 16

On Friday, Mar. 22, No. 3-seeded Arizona State took on No. 2-seeded Baylor and lost a nail-biter to the Bears 89-86 in the second round of the NIT. The Sun Devils got a good performance from Carrick Felix, who put up a team-high 23 points (8 Reb 3 Ast 3 Blk), with 15 coming from three-point range. Chris Colvin had 15 points and added eight rebounds. Pierre Jackson got a double-double for the Bears on a game-high 26 points and 16 assists (4 Stl 3 Reb). Arizona State closes out the season with a 22-13 record. In the regular season, they finished sixth in the Pac-12 with a 9-9 record in conference play. Arizona State defeated No. 6-seeded Detroit 83-68 in the first round.

Arizona State Game Notes

  • ASU beat the spread by 5.5 points. That makes the 20th time this season the Sun Devils have beaten the spread.
  • The Sun Devils have been unlucky eight times this season in games decided by five or fewer points. Since 2007, Arizona State is 30-26 in close games.
  • When the opposition shoots a field goal percentage of 49.2 percent or better this season, Arizona State has lost 75 percent of the time (1-3).
  • This is the third loss of the season where the Sun Devils opponent came back to win after being down at halftime.
  • The top two scorers (Carrick Felix and Jahii Carson) accounted for 50.0 percent of the points.
  • The top two rebounders (Carrick Felix and Chris Colvin) accounted for 43.2 percent of the rebounds.
  • Carrick Felix has led the team in scoring 11 times and in rebounding 16 times in 35 games this season.
  • This marks the 14th 20-point game of Carrick Felix's career.
  • Carrick Felix had a career high with five three-pointers.
  • This marks the 18th 20-point game of Jahii Carson's career.
  • Jahii Carson has four straight 20+ point games.
  • This was the second foul out of the season for Jahii Carson.
  • Chris Colvin had career highs with eight rebounds and eight defensive rebounds.
  • This was the third foul out of the season for Jonathan Gilling.

Baylor Game Notes

  • The Bears won this one, but have lost eight times this season in games decided by five or fewer points. Since 2007, Baylor is 29-18 in close games.
  • Pierre Jackson recorded a team season high in free throws made with 17, assists with 16, and free throws attempted with 21.
  • The top two scorers (Pierre Jackson and Cory Jefferson) accounted for 52.8 percent of the points.
  • Pierre Jackson has led the team in scoring 21 times in 34 games this season.
  • Cory Jefferson has led the team in rebounding 12 times in 34 games this season.
  • This marks the 21st 20-point game of Pierre Jackson's career.
  • Pierre Jackson has nine straight double-digit point games.
  • Pierre Jackson recorded a double-double. It was his third this season and eighth of his career.
  • Pierre Jackson set career highs with 17 free throws made and 16 assists.
  • This marks the fifth 20-point game of Cory Jefferson's career.
  • Cory Jefferson has four straight double-digit point games.
  • This was the fifth foul out of the season for A.J. Walton.
ASU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+Carrick Felix392383034
A+Chris Colvin381584101
AJahii Carson382065206
AEvan Gordon351443000
BJ. Gilling25933201
C-J. Bachynski14420013
-Ruslan Pateev6000100
-Bo Barnes4110001
BAY PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+Pierre Jackson3726316406
ACory Jefferson272160031
ABrady Heslip321443000
B+Isaiah Austin251360030
BDeuce Bello14640000
CTaurean Prince15430202
CA.J. Walton13122101
C-Rico Gathers8220001
D+Gary Franklin29211101

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