7:00 PM ET, March 31, 2009
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
NEW YORK -- Curtis Jerrells tries not to think about where the Baylor program was when he arrived, the struggles it had endured, the perception of it around the country.He'd much prefer to think about where he'll leave it.Jerrells scored 25 points and LaceDarius Dunn had 23 as a remarkable senior class carried the Bears into the NIT championship game, 76-62 over San Diego State on Tuesday night.
• Baylor advanced to the NIT finals for the first time, winning for the seventh time in its last eight games.
• The Bears equaled the 1948 team for the second most wins in school history (24).
• The last men's basketball championship of any kind that Baylor won was the 1950 Southwest Conference title, which was shared.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||26-50 (.520)||23-53 (.434)|
|3P Made-Attempted||11-22 (.500)||9-23 (.391)|
|FT Made-Attempted||13-19 (.684)||7-10 (.700)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||10 (0/0)||17 (0/0)|
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