There's a lot of news and notes from Friday to today so let's get right to it!
Baylor Football fell to Oklahoma 42-34 on Saturday in Norman, though many feel that this was actually a favorable outcome (for a loss), especially for a notoriously porous Baylor defense. #FreeLache was indeed allowed to run and had three touchdowns to his name, and looks to be an exciting part of the dynamic Baylor offense for the next few years. In cheerful news, transfer Brian Nance will be on campus in January, according to Twitter, and looks to join the Bears next season!
Baylor Men's Basketbal played two games this weekend and won both of them resoundingly, winning over Lehigh 99-77 on Friday and over Jackson State 78-47 on Sunday. Despite starting the game against Lehigh down 2 points, due to a technical foul for dunking during warm-ups, the Bears demonstrated their talent and ability in the win. Friday's game showed what freshman Isaiah Austin can do, as he scored 22 points in 17 minutes and only a twisted ankle with 16 minutes left in the game kept him from scoring 50, in @SethDavisHoops's opinion. The real story of the Lehigh game, however, was junior Cory Jefferson's (known as 2-Sleeve/#2Sleeves to some) Acy-like performance with 26 points, 13 rebounds, and 9 dunks. Yeah, you read that right-nine dunks
In Sunday's game, an Austin-less team soundly defeated a quick Jackson State team, despite the occasional mistake. According to some, Baylor has the best team and chance this year to knock Kansas off the Big 12 pedestal and take the conference championship: not just because of the talent, but because of the way the team works together. If you're looking for some reactions to this game, the BaylorGuys have re-emerged. Gifs abound!
The Baylor Lady Bears defeated the Lamar Cardinals 80-34 in their first game of the season on Friday, despite an extremely sloppy first half of play. The Lady Bears came back in the second half and only allowed 9 points from the Cardinals, while putting up an even 40 in each half. Baylor stars Odyssey Sims and Brittney Griner are both on the Wooden Award Watch List, one of the most prestigious awards in college basketball. Griner won the trophy in 2012 and both athletes look to impress on the Lady Bears national title defending tour.
11th-ranked and 3rd-seeded Baylor Soccer fought the rain and the Sun Devils to a 3-1 victory in the first round of the NCAA tournament on Friday to advance to the second round of the Championship for the second year in the row. The Bears will be back in action against Georgetown in Chapel Hill, North Carolina on Friday, and look to advance to the round of 16. The winner of that game will play the winner of second-seeded UNC v Illinois.
Baylor Women's Tennis won both singles and doubles titles Sunday at the Jack Kramer Invitational held in Rolling Hills, California. Sophomore Ema Burgic defeated Kaitlin Ray of UCLA for the singles title, and the pair of Burgic and redshirt freshman Victoria Kisialeva took down Miya Jin and Claudia Razzeto of Loyola-Marymount for the doubles crown. This was the final event of the fall for women's tennis, and the Lady Bears will be back in action in January as they host the HEB Invitational here at Baylor.