No. 23 Baylor will take on South Carolina as part of ESPN Tip-Off Marathon college basketball on Tuesday. The game will take place at Ferrell Center in Waco, Texas.
The game will be streaming live on WatchESPN and ESPN TV at 3:00 p.m. ET.
23/25 Baylor (1-0) vs. South Carolina (1-0)
Nov. 12, 2013 | 3 p.m. ET
Waco, Texas | Ferrell Center (10,284)
|TV Talent||Jimmy Dykes, Fran Fraschilla|
|Radio||ESPN Central Texas | Listen Online|
|Radio Talent||John Morris (pxp), Nick Joos (color)|
|Game Notes||Baylor | South Carolina|
• Tuesday’s game will break a 2-2 tie in the all-time series. Baylor lost to South Carolina both times the teams met in Waco (2006 and 2009), but the Bears won both times the teams played in Columbia (2007 and 2010).
• Tuesday’s will be Baylor’s 67th consecutive televised game, including 41 on the ESPN family of networks.
DREW CLIMBING CAREER WINS CHART
• Scott Drew ranks second in Baylor history with 179 career wins as the Bears’ head coach. Drew needs 22 wins to tie Bill Henderson (201) for the all-time wins record.
• Drew’s .565 winning percentage is the best ever by a Baylor coach with four or more years at the helm.
• Baylor has enjoyed unprecedented success over the last six seasons under 11th-year head coach Scott Drew. Since the start of the 2007-08 season, Baylor is 145-69 (24 wins per season) and has made five postseason appearances (2008 NCAA, 2009 NIT, 2010 NCAA, 2012 NCAA, 2013 NIT) and posted five 20-win seasons.
• Prior to 2007-08, Baylor won only 135 games in the first 11 seasons of the Big 12 era (12.3 wins per season).
• Baylor has made 12 postseason appearances (five under Drew) and won 20+ games just eight times (five under Drew) in the program’s first 107 seasons.
THIRD-LONGEST ACTIVE WINNING STREAK
• baylor’s 6-game winning streak is tied for the nation’s third-longest active streak.
• Baylor trails only Louisville (17) and Texas Southern (13), and the Bears are tied with East Carolina (6).
ONE OF NATION’S BEST FRONTCOURTS
• Headlined by fifth-year senior Cory Jefferson and sophomores Isaiah Austin, Rico Gathers and Taurean Prince, Baylor’s frontcourt has been ranked as one of the nation’s best entering the 2013-14 season.
• Lindy’s ranked Baylor’s frontcourt No. 2 nationally behind only Kentucky, and CBSSports.com ranked BU No. 6.
• Lindy’s also picked Jefferson as the nation’s No. 4 power forward and Austin as the nation’s No. 4 center.
• Baylor’s frontcourt combined for 25 double-doubles last season. Austin led the way with 11, while Jefferson had 10, Gathers added three and Prince had one. Those players combined for 12 double-doubles in Big 12 Conference play.
• For the second consecutive season, all 31 of Baylor’s regular-season games will be televised in 2013-14.
• Baylor has 18 games on the ESPN family of networks, eight games on FOX Sports Southwest and five games on the Big 12 Network. Baylor set a program record with 37 televised games last season.
• With 18 games on ESPN networks this season, Baylor will have 104 ESPN games in the last seven seasons.
BU BLOCK PARTY
• Cory Jefferson and Isaiah Austin are both in the top 10 in program history in blocks per game.
• Austin is third with 1.67 blocks per game and Jefferson is seventh at 1.26.
• Jefferson’s 117 blocks are seventh-most in BU history, while Austin need 25 blocks to crack the top 10.