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.
Big 12 champion Baylor’s 2014 signing class was in place for so long that the Bears didn’t even host campus visits on the final weekend of recruiting.
Naadir Tharpe scored 22 points, nine in a go-ahead run before halftime, and the Jayhawks rebounded from their first league loss with a 69-52 victory at Baylor on Tuesday night.