Baylor and Wisconsin have never met in a men’s basketball game, and the unpredictable Bears have little in common with the disciplined Badgers at first glance.
Cory Jefferson scored 16 points and No. 6 seed Baylor kept 11th-seeded Nebraska winless in its NCAA tournament history with a 74-60 second-round victory Friday.
A Texas school hasn’t won the NCAA Tournament since 1966, The odds that a Texas school wins it in 2014? Not good.
Baylor may have gotten off to a slow start in conference play, but victories in 10 of the last 12 games have propelled the Bears into the NCAA tournament as a No. 6 seed in the West.
The Bears roared to a 21-point lead early in the second half Thursday night, and then held off a frantic rally by the Sooners for a 78-73 victory in the Big 12 tournament quarterfinals.
Cory Jefferson scored 20 points, Isaiah Austin added 18 and the seventh-seeded Bears had to fight off a pesky challenge from the Horned Frogs for a 76-68 victory in the Big 12 tournament.
Brady Heslip and Kenny Chery played hockey when they were kids in Canada. Now they’re playing a big role for Baylor’s basketball team.
Brady Heslip scored 18 points, with all five of his 3-pointers coming in the second half, and the Bears got a much-needed boost with a 74-61 victory over No. 16 Iowa State on Tuesday night.
For a team still fighting to prove its NCAA tournament credentials, Baylor came agonizingly close to the kind of win that could prove very valuable.
Coming off of a difficult stretch that had the Bears teetering away from an NCAA tournament bid, they put themselves back in the conversation with a four-game winning streak.
Cory Jefferson scored 25 points and the Bears overcame a buzzer-beater that forced overtime Monday night, handing the Cowboys their seventh straight loss 70-64.
Brady Heslip scored 24 points while making eight of Baylor’s season-high 16 3-pointers as the Bears led throughout in a 91-58 victory over TCU on Wednesday night.