The Baylor men’s basketball team will head back to the drawing board after its season was brought to an abrupt close following the Bears’ 57-56 loss to 14-seed Georgia State in the second round of the NCAA Tournament last Thursday.
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The men’s basketball team, going into the NCAA Tournament as three-seed, was highly favored to win the second round. The upset was upsetting and unexpected to coaches, players and fans. That being said, the fan response on social media in regard to Baylor head coach Scott Drew was uncalled for and tacky. Almost instantly, Baylor fans hit Twitter with venom aimed at Drew.
With two scholarships in hand, Drew decided to reward the two walk-ons. In front of the team, Drew gave a short speech about how hard both players had worked and how essential both are to the program.
“What we’d like to do is to give them thanks for what they’ve done and offer them a scholarship for this semester,” Drew said to the cheers of their teammates.
For the first time in Baylor history, men’s basketball is heading to the NCAA tournament in consecutive years. The Bears earned a three-seed in the West Region and will face Sun Belt Champion Georgia State in Jacksonville, Fla., to open postseason play Thursday.
When fans and spectators sit down to watch a Baylor basketball game at the Ferrell Center, they will notice a lot of energy comes from behind the basket. Originally a club, the Baylor Bear Pit looks to create a unique fan experience for each spectator that walks through the doors of the stadium.
No. 20 Baylor men’s basketball used a solid first half and strong finish to power past Kansas State 69-42 Saturday afternoon at the Ferrell Center.
No. 19 Baylor men’s basketball stayed hot Wednesday night in its second-straight home for a 77-57 win over Big 12 rival TCU, with five players scoring in double-digits.
No. 19 Baylor men’s basketball has turned some heads this season. With a 16-5 record midway through conference play, the Bears have been able to shake off some preseason questions with several key wins in a tough Big 12 slate.
No. 19 Baylor men’s basketball made a statement last Saturday as it met conference rival Texas for its first meeting this season. Behind an impactful performance from senior guard Kenny Chery, the Bears rolled over the Longhorns 83-60 at the Ferrell Center for their fourth conference win.
From dunking balls into baskets to dunking players into holy water, the Bears have experienced a season of immeasurable growth.