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.
li>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).