From dunking balls into baskets to dunking players into holy water, the Bears have experienced a season of immeasurable growth.
A day after toppling the University of Incarnate Word Cardinals 5-2 at Baylor Ballpark, No. 29 Baylor baseball turned in a 4-3 win over the Cardinals at Baylor Ballpark on Wednesday afternoon.
After fielding a lineup that boasted a wealth of Division I basketball experience during the past season, Baylor basketball will be forced to go back to the drawing board to find production for next season. The Bears lose three players to graduation: senior power forward Cory Jefferson, senior guard Gary Franklin and senior guard Brady Heslip. Sophomore center Isaiah Austin is also widely expected to forgo his junior season and enter the 2014 NBA Draft.
Despite looking like one of the hottest teams in college basketball only one game ago, the momentum finally ran out for Baylor basketball. The Bears looked to reach their third Elite Eight in five seasons, but fell short to No. 2 Wisconsin 69-52 Thursday at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif.
The Baylor Bears lost 69-52 to the Wisconsin Badgers in the Sweet Sixteen round of the NCAA Tournament at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif.
The key to Baylor basketball’s NCAA Tournament run to the Sweet Sixteen has been stellar defense. Baylor typically plays a base 1-3-1 defense, which effectively utilizes sophomore center Isaiah Austin’s length. Austin, standing at 7-foot-1 with a wingspan of 7-foot-3, has developed into a feared shot-blocker.
Baylor defied the odds and turned a nightmare 2-8 start in Big 12 play into one of the most improbable Sweet Sixteen appearances in the nation. The No. 23 Bears will prepare to earn their way to the Elite Eight against No. 12 Wisconsin at 6:47 p.m. today at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif.
SAN ANTONIO – When Baylor sat at 2-8 in conference play in January, even the National Invitational Tournament started to look like a fading possibility. But the Bears defied the odds and booked their tickets to the Sweet 16 in Anaheim, Calif., after wins over Nebraska and Creighton on opening weekend.
SAN ANTONIO – Two of the hottest teams in basketball will face off today in San Antonio as No. 23 Baylor prepares to take on Nebraska in an NCAA Tournament second round matchup between the two West Region teams.
Baylor started 2-8 in Big 12 Conference play, but ended the season winning 10 of the last 12 games and making a run to the Big 12 Championship game.