Multiple operations couldn’t fix the detached retina and save his vision after a previous injury was aggravated doing a routine dunk before a middle school game.
No. 9 Iowa State got 30 points from DeAndre Kane and No. 7 Baylor panicked too often against the Cyclones’ aggressive defense in losing for the second time this season, 87-72.
Reese dislocated his wrist when came down awkwardly in the first half against Oklahoma on Nov. 7. He missed the last four games for the Big 12 champion Bears.
Sean Lee tells Ben and Skin that he’s pumped up and ready to rock on Monday night in Chicago!
It is the final game after 64 seasons at Floyd Casey Stadium, where the Bears are 5-0 against Top 25 teams the past three seasons and have won nine straight games since October 2012.
The Bears move next season to a $260 million stadium being built on the Waco campus, along the Brazos River and busy Interstate 35.
While the 49-17 loss did put a damper on what had been an unblemished record, the Bears (9-1, 6-1 Big 12) can still have their best season ever.
The Big 12 Conference championship will be at stake when No. 3 Baylor visits No. 11 Oklahoma State on Saturday.
The Cowboys were the preseason pick by Big 12 coaches as the favorite to win the league. But after an early loss at West Virginia, they have taken a bit of a backseat to Baylor’s undefeated run.
Coach Scott Drew is up front about how the Bears can make up for the loss of Jackson, the Big 12 leader in scoring and assists who in his two years led them to an NCAA regional final and an NIT championship.
Baylor got off to another fast start, scoring at least 28 points in the first quarter for the third game in a row.
This week was the final week that starters were likely to appear in the preseason, offering fans one more indiscernible glimpse of what may lie ahead in the ensuing 17 weeks of NFL battle.