It's double-header time on Big Monday for Baylor's basketball teams! Baylor's women continue their quest for a perfect season tonight at defending national champion Texas A&M while our men finish out the home portion of their season schedule against Texas Tech. The women's game SHOULD be the closer of the two, though this is the same team that Baylor blew out at home just two short weeks ago.
First up we have the women, who play tonight at 6PM on ESPNU (and ESPN3). We can use this as the GDT for the women's game since SBNation doesn't support WBB as of this moment.
The men's game follows at 8:05 CST. In case you missed it from earlier today, here is Tim's excellent preview of the game. He predicted an easy 78-61 win for the men tonight, but I'm not seeing it. No matter where he is, Gillespie's teams tend to give Scott Drew fits with defensive and offensive pressure. Tech is not a good team in any respect, but Baylor tends to play down to its opponent's level. The only time we've seen this team truly blow someone out came against Iowa State in what was possibly Baylor's best conference performance of the season. I certainly hope we something similar to that tonight in the home finale for seniors Quincy Acy, Anthony Jones, and Fred Ellis, as well as probable NBA early-entree Perry Jones III (should he decide to forego his remaining eligibility).
Head below the jump for more links and information about the two games:
Baylor [#1/1 (29-0, 16-0)] at Texas A&M [#14/11 (20-7, 11-5)]
Monday, Feb. 27, 2012 | 6 p.m. CT
College Station, Texas | Reed Arena (12,989)
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Women's Hoops Takes on A&M in Big Monday Contest - Baylor Bears Official Athletic Site - BaylorBears.com
Top-ranked Baylor seeks to become the Big 12's first 17-game winner when they take Texas A&M, Monday, at 6 p.m., in College Station.
Baylor remains unanimous No. 1 in AP women’s poll; Lady Bears eye unbeaten regular season - The Washington Post
The Lady Bears received all the first-place votes Monday for the 13th straight week after routing Texas and Kansas. Baylor will try to finish the regular season as the lone unbeaten team when it plays at Texas A&M on Monday night and then hosts Iowa State on Saturday.
With wins over Notre Dame and UConn, the Bears are the undisputed best team in the nation and it's impossible to see them losing before the Final Four in Denver next month. Baylor is 70-3 since the start of the 2009-10 season and has held 16 of its last 17 opponents under 60 points, winning games by an average of 28.6 points. Junior center Brittney Griner is the favorite for Player of the Year honors. She's scored in double-figures in 69 straight games and is averaging 22.6 points and 9.7 rebounds.
No. 1 Baylor puts perfect mark on line vs. No. 14 A&M - Houston Chronicle
COLLEGE STATION - Three years ago, Baylor's Brittney Griner and Texas A&M's Kelsey Bone were the nation's top two ranked players out of high school, both from Houston. In truth, the Aggies plunged into the deep end a little more than two weeks ago at Waco, when the top-ranked Lady Bears sank the defending national champions 71-48 before a sellout crowd in the Ferrell Center. Griner, who starred at Nimitz High School, scored 21 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and blocked six shots. Blair said it's imperative that Bone, who played her first year at South Carolina before sitting out last season after transferring, and others hit a couple of outside shots, and Bone makes a point to get out and run in the transition game. The Lady Bears will try to match Nebraska from two years ago for best start in Big 12 history, and Baylor needs only two more victories to finish the regular season undefeated.
13/14 Baylor (24-5, 11-5) vs. Texas Tech (8-20, 1-15)
Feb. 27, 2012 | 8:05 p.m. CST
Waco, Texas | Ferrell Center (10,284)
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No. 13 MBB Hosts Texas Tech for Senior Night - Baylor Bears Official Athletic Site - BaylorBears.com
No. 13/14 Baylor (24-5, 11-5) continues its quest to lock up the 3 seed in next week's Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship when it hosts TexasTech (8-20, 1-15) for its home finale on Senior Night.
Texas Tech-Baylor Preview - College Basketball News | FOX Sports on MSN
Going for a program-record 12th Big 12 victory, the No. 9 Bears close out their home schedule Monday night when they face a Red Raiders team seeking its first league road win since last season's trip to Waco.
Monday, February 27, 2012 Texas Tech Red Raiders - Baylor Bears Box Scores, Game Results & Summary - USATODAY.com
Preview, Summary and Individual and team statistics for the matchup on Monday, February 27, 2012 between the Texas Tech Red Raiders and Baylor Bears
NCAA College Basketball Preview - Texas Tech Red Raiders at Baylor Bears - Feb 27, 2012 - CBSSports.com
Baylor coach Scott Drew has been pleased at his team's second-half efforts in the last two games.
Baylor Vs. Texas Tech: Game Preview, TV Info And More - SB Nation Dallas
While a win against Texas Tech Monday night won't do much for Baylor's national reputation, a loss would against a team with an 8-20 record would be devastating. The Red Raiders have struggled...