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Fast Facts: Baylor men host Oklahoma State for Senior Night

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Posted at 9:31 PM, Mar 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-05 22:40:32-05

WACO, TX — • Baylor looks for its 4th sweep this year when it hosts Oklahoma State for Senior Night on Wednesday.

• Wednesday is the 84th series meeting. OSU leads the series 54-29, but BU leads 19-16 in Waco.

• BU has won 7 straight games vs. Oklahoma State, doubling its longest prior streak vs. OSU (3 in 2012-13).

• BU swept the series for a 3rd straight time last year, winning 76-60 in Waco and 67-56 in Stillwater.

• BU has swept the series in 5 of the last 7 seasons after not doing so in any of the Big 12's first 15 years.

• BU is 12-4 vs. OSU since 2012 and 17-15 in the Drew era. Prior to Drew, BU was 12-39 vs. OSU.

• The Bears won 73-69 when the teams met in Stillwater on Jan. 14. King McClure [baylorbears.com] had 29 points.

• Baylor entered the game in Stillwater with a 9-6 record, but that win started a 10-4 stretch.

• With a win, BU can improve to 11-6 in Big 12 play, tying the 3rd-most conference wins in program history.

• BU is coming off a 66-60 loss at K-State. The game was tied with 13:50 left before a 14-2 KSU run.

• Baylor will honor four players prior to the game. King McClure [baylorbears.com] and Jake Lindsey [baylorbears.com] are fourth-year seniors who already hold BU degrees, Makai Mason [baylorbears.com] is in BU grad school and Obim Okeke [baylorbears.com] will graduate in May.

• BU can tie its school record with its 7th Big 12 home win of the season (2010, 2015, 2017).

• Baylor has double-digit Big 12 wins for the 4th time in the last 5 seasons and 6th time in 10 years. Prior to 2010, Baylor hadn't won 10+ conference games since 1988 Southwest Conference play.

Mason has been limited in the last 7 games with a toe injury, McClure has missed 5 of 7 with a knee injury, Tristan Clark [baylorbears.com] has missed 15 straight games, and Lindsey has missed the entire season.
• All told, those 4 projected starters have missed 56 total games, including 35 in Big 12 play.

Mario Kegler [baylorbears.com] has led BU in scoring in its last 3 games, averaging 20.0 ppg, 7.3 rpg in that stretch.

Devonte Bandoo [baylorbears.com] is averaging 13.7 points and 2.4 made 3-pointers per game over the last 7 games.

Flo Thamba [baylorbears.com] and Freddie Gillespie [baylorbears.com] have combined for 8.7 ppg, 8.3 rpg and 2.0 bpg in 32.2 mpg in 15 games since Clark's injury. Prior to the injury they averaged 2.4 ppg, 2.9 rpg and 0.9 bpg in 12.8 mpg.

Gillespie is averaging 7.5 ppg, 5.9 rpg, 1.6 bpg and shooting 72% (38-53) over the last 11 games. He entered that stretch with 25 points, 30 rebounds and 4 blocks over his previous 10 games (2.5 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 0.4 bpg).

Jared Butler [baylorbears.com] joined the starting lineup with Clark out and is averaging 12.5 ppg and 3.6 apg in 15 starts.

Butler is shooting 45% on 3FGs (41-92) since becoming a starter after 23% (10-44) in his first 14 games.

Butler is 6th in the Big 12 with 3.4 assists/gm in league play and has made a 3-pointer in 15 straight games.

• Over his last 11 games, Kegler is averaging a team-best 13.2 points and ranks 3rd with 5.7 rebounds.

Kegler is shooting 42% on 3FGs (15-36) in his last 11 games after 14% (5-35) in his previous 12 games.

Mark Vital [baylorbears.com] leads the Big 12 and ranks 11th nationally with 3.5 offensive rebounds per game.

• Five Bears are shooting 37%+ from 3-point range since Clark's injury – Bandoo (45%, 2.0/gm), Butler (45%, 2.7/gm), McClure (43%, 1.6/gm), Kegler (38%, 1.2/gm) and Mason (37%, 2.1/gm).

• BU leads the nation in offensive rebounding percentage (38.9), its 6th straight year in the nation's top 10.

• In Big 12 play, BU leads the league in scoring offense (73.4), assists (14.8/gm), 3-point pct. (.393), 3-pointers made (9.3/gm), rebounding margin (+6.9/gm), rebounding offense (37.2) and rebounding defense (30.2).