2009–10 Baylor Bears basketball team

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For the Baylor women's team in the same season, see 2009–10 Baylor Lady Bears basketball team.
2009–10 Baylor Bears men's basketball
Baylor University Athletics (logo).svg
NCAA Tournament, Elite Eight
Conference Big 12 Conference
Ranking
Coaches #10
AP #19
2009–10 record 28–8 (11–5 Big 12)
Head coach Scott Drew
Assistant coach Mark Morefield
Assistant coach Jerome Tang
Assistant coach Paul Mills
Home arena Ferrell Center
Seasons
« 2008–09 2010–11 »
2009–10 Big 12 men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#1 Kansas 15 1   .938     33 3   .917
#7 Kansas State 11 5   .688     29 8   .784
#19 Baylor 11 5   .688     28 8   .778
#23 Texas A&M 11 5   .688     24 10   .706
Missouri 10 6   .625     23 11   .676
Texas 9 7   .563     24 10   .706
Oklahoma State 9 7   .563     22 11   .667
Colorado 6 10   .375     15 16   .484
Texas Tech 4 12   .250     19 16   .543
Iowa State 4 12   .250     15 17   .469
Oklahoma 4 12   .250     13 18   .419
Nebraska 2 14   .125     15 18   .455
2010 Big 12 Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll • Through March 28, 2010

The 2009–10 Baylor Bears men's basketball team represented Baylor University in the 2009–10 college basketball season. This was head coach Scott Drew's seventh season at Baylor. The Bears compete in the Big 12 Conference and played their home games at the Ferrell Center. They advanced to the semifinals of the 2010 Big 12 Men's Basketball Tournament before losing to Kansas State. They received an at–large bid to the 2010 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament, earning a #3 seed in the South Region. Their first round win over #14 seed Sam Houston State was the school's first tournament win since 1950. They defeated #11 seed Old Dominion in second round to advance to the Sweet Sixteen for the first time in school history. They extended their record breaking run by defeating #10 seed Saint Mary's to advance to the Elite Eight where they would fall to #1 seed and AP #3 Duke. They finished the season with a record of 28–8, the 28 wins is a school record.

Pre-Season[edit]

In the Big 12 preseason polls, released October 14, Baylor was selected to finish tenth in the Big 12 coaches poll.[1]

Roster[edit]

Source[2]

# Name Height Weight (lbs.) Position Class Hometown Previous Team(s)
3 Fred Ellis 6'6" 215 F So. Sacramento, CA, U.S. Sacramento HS
4 Quincy Acy 6'7" 225 F So. Mesquite, TX, U.S. Horn HS
12 Nolan Dennis 6'5" 180 G Fr. North Richland Hills, TX, U.S. Richland HS
13 Ekpe Udoh 6'10" 240 F
C
Jr. Edmond, OK, U.S. Edmond Santa Fe HS
Michigan
14 Dragan Sekelja 7'0" 275 C Fr. Zagreb, Croatia Sportska Gimnazija
20 Givon Crump 6'7" 210 F Fr. Washington, DC, U.S. Brewster Academy
21 Oscar Griffin 6'4" 200 G Fr. Philadelphia, PA, U.S. Life Center Academy
22 A. J. Walton 6'1" 190 G Fr. Little Rock, AR, U.S. Hall HS
24 LaceDarius Dunn 6'4" 205 G Jr. Monroe, LA, U.S. Excelsior Christian School
34 Cory Jefferson 6'9" 200 F Fr. Killeen, TX, U.S. Killeen HS
41 Anthony Jones 6'10" 195 F So. Houston, TX, U.S. Yates HS
45 Tweety Carter 5'11" 185 G Sr. Reserve, LA, U.S. Reserve Christian School
50 Josh Lomers 7'0" 280 C Sr. Boerne, TX, U.S. Boerne HS

Schedule and results[edit]

Source[3]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance Record
Exhibition
11/5/2009* 7:00pm Central Oklahoma Ferrell CenterWaco, TX W 86–71  5,239
Regular Season
11/13/2009* 7:00pm Norfolk State Ferrell Center • Waco, TX W 86–58  6,361 1–0
11/15/2009* 1:30pm Hartford Ferrell Center • Waco, TX W 71–69  5,026 2–0
11/16/2009* 7:00pm Southern Ferrell Center • Waco, TX W 61–45  5,093 3–0
11/22/2009* 4:30pm Hardin-Simmons Ferrell Center • Waco, TX W 106–45  5,351 4–0
11/26/2009* 5:30pm vs. Alabama The Milk HouseLake Buena Vista, FL
(Old Spice Classic)
ESPN2 L 79–76  2,149 4–1
11/27/2009* 6:30pm vs. Iona The Milk House • Lake Buena Vista, FL
(Old Spice Classic)
ESPNU W 72–62  1,915 5–1
11/29/2009* 11:30am vs. Xavier The Milk House • Lake Buena Vista, FL
(Old Spice Classic)
ESPNU W 69–64  1,846 6–1
12/3/2009* 9:30pm at Arizona State Wells Fargo ArenaTempe, AZ
(Big 12/Pac-10 Hardwood Series)
FSN W 64–61  7,948 7–1
12/15/2009* 7:00pm Jackson State Ferrell Center • Waco, TX W 90–60  5,191 8–1
12/20/2009* 2:00pm Texas–Arlington Ferrell Center • Waco, TX FS SW W 94–63  5,361 9–1
12/30/2009* 8:00pm vs. Arkansas Verizon ArenaNorth Little Rock, AR ESPN2 W 70–47  11,162 10–1
1/2/2010* 11:00am at South Carolina Colonial Life ArenaColumbia, SC FS Carolinas W 85–74  11,312 11–1
1/6/2010* 7:00pm Morgan State Ferrell Center • Waco, TX W 79–63  5,187 12–1
1/9/2010 5:00pm Oklahoma Ferrell Center • Waco, TX Big 12 Network W 91–60  8,757 13–1 (1–0)
1/12/2010 8:00pm at Colorado #22 Coors Events CenterBoulder, CO FS RM L 78–71  6,957 13–2 (1–1)
1/16/2010 3:00pm Oklahoma State #22 Ferrell Center • Waco, TX Big 12 Network W 83–70  9,223 14–2 (2–1)
1/20/2010 8:00pm at #3 Kansas #25 Allen FieldhouseLawrence, KS ESPN2 L 81–75  16,300 14–3 (2–2)
1/23/2010* 3:00pm Massachusetts #25 Ferrell Center • Waco, TX ESPNU W 71–45  7,779 15–3 (2–2)
1/26/2010 7:00pm #11 Kansas State #24 Ferrell Center • Waco, TX FS SW L 76–74  8,833 15–4 (2–3)
1/30/2010 3:00pm at #6 Texas #24 Frank Erwin CenterAustin, TX Big 12 Network W 80–77  16,734 16–4 (3–3)
2/3/2010 6:30pm Iowa State #20 Ferrell Center • Waco, TX FS SW W 84–63  7,749 17–4 (4–3)
2/6/2010 3:00pm at Texas A&M #20 Reed ArenaCollege Station, TX Big 12 Network L 78–71  13,021 17–5 (4–4)
2/10/2010 8:00pm at Nebraska #24 Bob Devaney Sports CenterLincoln, NE ESPN2 W 55–53  9,787 18–5 (5–4)
2/13/2010 12:45pm Missouri #24 Ferrell Center • Waco, TX Big 12 Network W 64–62  9,347 19–5 (6–4)
2/16/2010 7:00pm Texas Tech #22 Ferrell Center • Waco, TX FS SW W 88–70  9,391 20–5 (7–4)
2/20/2010 12:30pm at Oklahoma State #22 Gallagher-Iba ArenaStillwater, OK Big 12 Network L 82–75  11,722 20–6 (7–5)
2/24/2010 8:00pm #22 Texas A&M #24 Ferrell Center • Waco, TX ESPNU W 70–66  10,094 21–6 (8–5)
2/27/2010 12:45pm at Oklahoma #24 Lloyd Noble CenterNorman, OK Big 12 Network W 70–63  7,894 22–6 (9–5)
3/2/2010 7:00pm at Texas Tech #21 United Spirit ArenaLubbock, TX FSN SW W 86–68  9,232 23–6 (10–5)
3/6/2010 3:00pm Texas #21 Ferrell Center • Waco, TX ESPN W 92–77  10,562 24–6 (11–5)
2010 Big 12 Men's Basketball Tournament
3/11/2010 8:35pm vs. Texas #21 Sprint CenterKansas City, MO
(Quarterfinals)
ESPN2 W 86–67  18,879 25–6
3/12/2010 8:38 pm vs. #9 Kansas State #21 Sprint Center • Kansas City, MO
(Semifinals)
ESPN2 L 82–75  18,879 25–7
2010 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament
3/18/2010* 1:45 pm vs. Sam Houston State #19 New Orleans ArenaNew Orleans, LA
(First Round)
CBS W 68–59  10,484 26–7
3/20/2010* 4:45 pm vs. Old Dominion #19 New Orleans Arena • New Orleans, LA
(Second Round)
CBS W 76–68  11,966 27–7
3/26/2010* 6:27 pm vs. Saint Mary's #19 Reliant StadiumHouston, TX
(Sweet Sixteen)
CBS W 72–49  45,505 28–7
3/28/2010* 4:05pm vs. #3 Duke #19 Reliant Stadium • Houston, TX
(Elite Eight)
CBS L 78–71  47,492 28–8
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.

All Conference[edit]

Lacedarius Dunn was named to the All-Big 12 2nd team. Ekpe Udoh and Tweety Carter were named to the All-Big 12 3rd team after the season.

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