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(24) Baylor MBB opens season vs. Central Arkansas

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Baylor Men's Basketball hosts their first game of the 2017-2018 season against Central Arkansas Friday, Nov 10 at noon in the Ferrell Center.

This is the first time the Bears have played UCA in program history, but BU is 46-13 all time against Southland Conference teams.

Scott Drew's club is 13-1 all time in season openers and are ranked in the pre-season top 25 for the 6th time in program history.

The Bears return six letterwinners from last season's 27-8 Sweet 16 team.

Baylor has won 43 consecutive non-conference home games, the nation's 2nd-longest streak (Duke, 132).

Drew is coaching his 458th game at Baylor (277-180). His .606 winning percentage is best in BU history among coaches with 40+ games, and his teams have a .686 winning percentage since 2007-08.

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