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

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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