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 had his usual powerful dunks for Baylor. The big forward also showed his long-range touch.
No. 16 Baylor has signed three post players to national letters of intent, giving coach Scott Drew another highly touted class.
Quincy Acy picked up the slack for his roommate to help push Baylor to another regional final.
Perry Jones III, Pierre Jackson, senior Quincy Acy and freshman Quincy Miller are the top four scorers for the Bears (27-7). All average in double figures, led by 14 points a game from Jones.
Baylor is going to the NCAA tournament as a No. 3 seed in the South Region.
Scott Drew feels badly that conference realignment has wiped away traditional rivalries. He feels terrible that Missouri’s departure for the SEC means a storied rivalry against Kansas has drawn to a close this season. What he doesn’t regret is denying the border rivals one last match-up for the Big 12 title.
Baylor is suddenly streaking in the wrong direction, despite Pierre Jackson’s best effort at the end against fifth-ranked Missouri.
Baylor coach Scott Drew says his father is doing well and his mother is preparing for more treatment after both were diagnosed with cancer.