ISU-Baylor Game Notes

Baylor forward Cory Jefferson ranks first in the Big 12 in double-doubles, second in field goal percentage, third in rebounding and sixth in blocks

Two hours from tip here at Hilton Coliseum for No. 7 Baylor at No. 9 Iowa State.

The Cyclones (13-0) need one win to achieve the most consecutive dub-yas in school history. This is the conference opener for Baylor (12-1) which has lost only to No. 2 Syracuse.

Let's run over some stats and notes.

Projected Starting Five

  • Baylor — Name, PPG, RPG, FG %

    G: Kenny Chery, 11.5, 5.2*, 50.5.

    G: Gary Franklin, 7.2, 2.5*, 43.7.

    F: Royce O'Neale, 6.3, 3.8, 62.5.

    F: Cory Jefferson, 14.2, 8.3, 57.

    C: Isaiah Austin, 10.5, 5.1, 47.7.

    *Assists per game

  • Iowa State — Name, PPG, RPG, FG %

    G: DeAndre Kane, 15.9, 4.0, 50.8.

    G: Matt Thomas, 7.6, 2.9, 38.8.

    F: Dustin Hogue, 12.6, 9.6, 57.

    F: Melvin Ejim, 17.7, 7.6, 51.5.

    F: Georges Niang, 15.9, 4, 49.7.

    Game Notes (per team's media relations

  • Baylor has out-shot all 13 opponents this season and has only been out-rebounded once.

  • The Bears are 0-5 all-time against AP Top 10 teams.

  • Super sixth man Brady Heslip is hitting 47.9 percent of his three-pointers.

  • Nine players average 14-plus minutes per game.

  • The Bears are 0-11 at Hilton Coliseum and trail Iowa State 9-15 in the series.

  • Iowa State is one of seven schools nationally with three players averaging 15 points per game.

  • The Cyclones are top 10 in the NCAA in the six following NCAA statistics: assist/turnover ratio, assists, scoring, defensive rebounding, scoring margin and turnovers.

  • In his last seven games Georges Niang is averaging 19.6 points with a shooting slash line of 53.3/44.4/81.8.

  • DeAndre Kane is the back-to-back Big 12 Player of the Week and leads the conference in assists per game (6.1).

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