Johnathan Motley had 22 points with 11 rebounds and Rico Gathers also had a double-double to lead five Bears in double-figure scoring in a 77-63 victory Tuesday night.
Left out of the four-team playoff, Big 12 co-champion Baylor gets to stay close to home to play in the Cotton Bowl on New Year’s Day against Michigan State.
Now the Big 12 Conference has a real debate to settle after both of its co-champions were left out of the four-team playoff.
Texans like to think the Lone Star state is the center of the football world. This weekend, the biggest of the college season, it is.
Baylor is in the same position as a year ago, with its home finale being a de facto Big 12 championship game. The defending champion Bears have even more at stake this time.
Baylor quarterback Bryce Petty is making progress in his recovery from a concussion.
The Bears made 10 of 18 shots from beyond the 3-point arc, leading Baylor to a 66-63 win over Vanderbilt in the Big 12/SEC Challenge at Memorial Gym.
There are a few things to watch during Week 15, when the Big 12 finishes its regular season with games that have title implications for TCU and Baylor, both with identical records.
Now the small private Christian schools, with only about 90 miles of Interstate 35 between their Texas campuses, are competing for more than a share of the Big 12 title.
There is a significant gap between TCU and Baylor, even with their identical 10-1 records and both in position to share the Big 12 title.
In its first year in existence, the newly formed College Football Playoff is already being sharply criticized. But the truth is, it is working.
The top four in the College Football Playoff rankings going into the final weekend of the regular season is as follows: Alabama, Oregon, TCU and Florida State.