MBB: #18 Baylor host Southern
GAME 12 | SOUTHERN (3-8) at Baylor (9-2)
Wed. December 20 | 7:05 PM Central
Waco, Texas | Ferrell Center
TV: Fox College Sports and Fox Sports Go |Radio: Baylor IMG Sports Network / ESPN Central Texas Satellite Radio: Sirius 108, XM 382, Internet 967 | Statistic
Last Game: SU 68 vs FAMU 50 | Baylor 118 vs Savannah State 86
WACO, Tx. -- Southern University Jaguars and #18 Baylor University Bears will meet for the ninth time in school history, at the Ferrell Center in Waco, Texas.
The game will tip at 7:05 pm Wednesday.
Baylor leads the series 8-0, the Bears has never lost to a SWAC institution (55-0). Tonight's game is Baylor's third consecutive game versus an HBCU institution (Texas Souther (W 99-68), Savannah State(W 118-86), Southern(Dec. 20) and fourth overall defeating Alcorn State (W 78-61) Nov. 17.
Last time out Southern extended their home win streak to three after defeating Florida A&M 68-50 Thursday, Dec.14. Southern University's defense came alive in the second half, holding FAMU to 30 percent shooting and nine turnovers resulting in 19 points off of those second-half turnovers to defeat FAMU 68-50 Thursday night at the Clifford Seymour Gym. The Jags recorded a season-high 9 steals and forced 24 turnovers.
The men's basketball program continued their celebration through Friday morning as senior forward Jared Sam is one of 25 SU student-athletes graduating. Sam was recognized following the Jaguars 18-point win for scoring his 1,000th point against North Carolina Central earlier this season.
Sam has recorded four double-doubles so far this season, he is a double-double from tying a career high.
Sidney Umude played for the first time this season and scored a team-high 14 points versus Florida A&M.
De'Rias Johnson (Dallas), Sidney Umude (San Antonio), and Jamar Sandifer (Dallas) returns to Texas for the first time this season.
Baylor set a school record shooting 66.13 percent from the floor last week versus Texas Southern.
Baylor will play their last non-conference game versus Southern, the Bears will start conference play versus TCU Dec. 29 at the Ferell Center.
Southern fell to Baylor last season 89-59 Dec. 14 in Waco, Texas.