The last "biggest game of the season" for Baylor's MBB team has now given way to the new "biggest game of the season" tomorrow at Missouri. Win and Baylor still has a chance should Kansas falter to bring home its first Big XII Championship ever. Lose and Baylor will have been swept by both of the teams it chases in the standings.
That game isn't the only one of tremendous import tomorrow as our WBB team takes on the reigning National Champion Texas A&M Aggies in the Ferrell Center, where Baylor has won 36 games in a row. Since Green Bay's women and the Murray State men both lost last night, the Baylor ladies are the only undefeated team in D1 basketball on the men or women's side. Let's hope they continue that streak tomorrow against a team in A&M that is just now rounding into a bit of form and believes they can beat anyone anywhere. I hope they are wrong.
We'll start the links today with the ladies:
No. 1 WBB, Texas A&M Square Off Saturday on FSN - Baylor Bears Official Athletic Site - BaylorBears.com
In a battle of the Big 12's top two teams, top-ranked Baylor hosts No. 14 Texas A&M before a national television audience on Saturday, Feb. 11, at 5:05 p.m.
Baylor women ready for Texas A&M rematch - Times Union
The Lady Bears (24-0) are the only remaining undefeated men's or women's team in major college basketball. They have won a school-record 36 consecutive home games.
Griner and Sims Named to USBWA Midseason Watch List
Teammates Brittney Griner and Odyssey Sims from top-ranked Baylor have been selected to the first U.S. Basketball Writers Association's Midseason Watch List for the Women's National Player of the Year.
Two Lady Bear recruits were honored yesterday by being named to the McDonald's All-American Team. Alexis Prince and Niya Johnson, AAU teammates from Florida, are both top-50 recruits in the country and anchor Baylor's #8-ranked (by ESPN) 2012 recruiting class. Here are their profiles from ESPN. Niya Johnson. Alexis Prince.
Let's head below the jump for the men...
No. 6 MBB Aims to Bounce Back at No. 4 Missouri - Baylor Bears Official Athletic Site - BaylorBears.com
For the fourth time this season and for the second straight game, Baylor finds itself in a Top 10 matchup. No. 6/6 Baylor and No. 4/4 Missouri will meet for the final time in the regular season as Big 12 Conference rivals. Saturday's game will tip at 12:47 p.m. CST on the Big 12 Network and online on ESPN3.
Conference clashes highlight weekend's action - college basketball - ESPN
Pivotal conference clashes -- Baylor-Missouri, Michigan State-Ohio State, Wichita State-Creighton -- highlight the weekend's action.
Weekend Look Ahead: Rematch vs. Mizzou could prove Baylor's undoing - NCAA Division I Mens Basketball - CBSSports.com News, Scores, Stats, Schedule and RPI Rankings
Fraudulent? Soft? That's what's being whispered about No. 6 Baylor after its two home losses to Top 25 teams. Gary Parrish says the Bears can shut the doubters up with a road win vs. No. 4 Mizzou.
Here's a video preview from CBSSports:
6 Baylor vs. 4 Missouri preview (via CBSSports)
Kind of a slow day, I guess. I expected more about tomorrow's game. One final note about Baylor's Pro Day, which has been scheduled for March 22. Something interesting I've heard about this is that Baylor is inviting several premier HS recruits to the Pro Day as something of a more selective JR Day. It's an interesting tactic that I don't think we've ever tried before.
Stanford, Baylor plan simultaneous pro days on March 22 | ProFootballTalk
At the moment, Luck appears to be the favorite to go first overall, but Griffin has made no secret that he’s viewing himself as a competitor to Luck and a strong candidate for the first pick. One of the competitions will be which player gets a better turnout for his pro day.
2012 NFL Draft Pro Days: Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III To Work Out On Same Day - SB Nation Bay Area
Stanford and Baylor have announced their Pro Days and they will take place at the same time on Thursday, March 22. This is particularly interesting because it means Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III will work out on the same day. Andrew Luck is the consensus number one pick at this point, but RG3 has pushed himself up draft boards and could still challenge Luck for the number one spot.