The Baylor men’s basketball team was dead in the water only a few weeks ago. Even head coach Scott Drew, the eternal optimist, could not find a team that managed to make the NCAA Tournament after that poor a start. But after Baylor’s (20-10, 8-9) big time 74-61 win against No. 16 Iowa State (22-7, 10-7) in Waco, it may be impossible to leave the Bears out of March Madness.
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With March Madness upon us and spring break over, it is the time of year where everyone gets serious. Students make that final push academically for the perfect GPA before the semester ends, and basketball teams compete for the opportunity to play for a National Championship. This competition is reality for the No. 1 Lady Bears as they try to meet high expectations and advance to the Final Four round in New Orleans for a chance to win consecutive national titles.
Baylor has had a successful year in sports. You know most of this already, but here’s a refresher. We’ve had a Heisman winner, a 10-win football team, a men’s basketball Elite Eight appearance and a women’s basketball national championship.
As Baylor Nation bid adieu to sophomore forward Perry Jones III Monday, it applauded the return of freshman forward Quincy Miller.
Less than a day after winning her second national championship as Baylor’s head coach, a confident Kim Mulkey returned to the Ferrell Center Wednesday with her Lady Bears basketball team and told a large crowd of fans to prepare for another Final Four appearance in 2013.
The Baylor Lady Bears took care of unfinished business, defeating Notre Dame 80-61 for the NCAA National Championship title Tuesday night.
Baylor men’s basketball was elite again. That is to say, the Bears once again earned a spot in the Regional Finals of the NCAA tournament, also known as the “Elite Eight.”
As a high school senior, I knew I was going to Baylor, and I knew the Bears were in the 2008 NCAA tournament. So naturally, I penciled in 11-seed Baylor to beat Purdue, a 6-seed.
The last time the Lady Bears made it to the title game, I was in eighth grade, sitting on the couch with my dad, cheering them on.
No matter where Anthony Davis and his buddies go to make their millions, their ol’ Kentucky home will long remember this championship season.