Right now, there is not a basketball team in the nation, on the men's or women's side, playing in such a commanding fashion as our Lady Bears. Coach Mulkey says that what the team does is no secret. She's right. And if they keep it up, come April 3rd, they'll be the national champions.
Conversely, the men's team is having to chore through each game. Today's win over Oklahoma was similar to the Iowa State game in that the Bears didn't get separation until late in the second half, but at least they are getting separation. It is also good to see Coach Drew mixing in more man-to-man defense. It is likely that we'll see as much, if not more, of the same by our Bears as they play through the Big XII and NCAA tournaments.
The men's success as we move into post-season may not hinge on Perry Jones III as much as on Pierre Jackson. Jackson's ability to create good things while controlling the ball (i.e., limiting turnovers) seems to be the key to the Bears offensive productivity and enables the offensive scoring to be spread out like it was today. If Coach Drew can strengthen the defensive play of this team, Baylor fans might get to watch Baylor men play deep into the NCAA tourney.
Sic 'em, Bears!