For most teams in the NCAA tournament, March Madness is a time of year that brings new opponents and fresh faces to match up against out of conference opponents. It is debatable whether a brand new opponent is an advantage or a disadvantage, but the Lady Bears will face a familiar foe in the Sweet Sixteen against Kentucky on Saturday.
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.
Hey, Baylor Nation, let’s fill the Alamo City with green and gold! Oh, wait. We have class.
Friday’s NCAA first-round game against No. 11 Nebraska marks No. 6 Baylor’s fourth tournament appearance in seven years.
March Madness is about to be in full swing. With the performance the men’s team displayed throughout the final stretch of regular season play and the conference tournament, the No. 6 seed has Baylor Nation hyped up for the big dance.
Greg DeVries and Daniel Hill give you their picks for March Madness and discuss which teams are likely to rise above the rest.
Also on the podcast, a recap of the Big 12 Tournament and analysis of Baylor’s draw in the big dance. How will the Bears hold up in the West region?
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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.
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.