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The Baylor Bears defeated the TCU Horned Frogs on Saturday 51-40 on the strength of a second-half surge and Cory Jefferson's 15 points, including the tiebreaker with 15 minutes left in the game. The Bears are now 3-0 in conference and travel to Kansas today to face the 6th ranked Jayhawks on ESPN's Big Monday (ESPN, 8:00 CT). In the pre-season, the Bears were picked as the team to possibly upset Kansas, and while Baylor has the talent, in-game inconsistencies have plagued Scott Drew's squad.
The Lady Bears defeated No. 17 Kansas yesterday 82-60 behind Brittney Griner's 33 points in their 12th consecutive win and 26th straight conference win. Brooklyn Pope had a double-double with 13 points and 11 rebounds, and Odyssey Sims added 14 points as the Lady Bears led whistle-to-whistle. Baylor plays at Kansas State on 1/16 in one of their few non-televised games.
15th ranked Baylor Tennis opened their spring season with a 6-1 win over Hawaii on Saturday. All three doubles teams won, and 5 of the 6 singles matches were won by the Bears. Baylor has now won 12 straight dual match spring season openers, and is 2-0 all time against Hawaii.
Baylor Track and Field won five events and came second overall in the team competition in their first meet of the 2013 indoor season at the Texas A&M Invitational. Junior Tiffani McReynolds set a meet record with her 60m hurdle time of 8.22 seconds, and is currently the fourth fastest at that distance in the NCAA this year. Freshman Felix Obi won the jump triple crown, senior Skylar White repeated as champion of the shot-put, and junior Erin Atkinson set a meet record with her weight toss of 63-3.5. The final Bear victory came from the women's distance medley relay team of Rachel Johnson, Katelyn Cranfill, Ivorie Walker, and Mariah Kelly.
Former Baylor kicker Matt Bryant hit the game winning field goal for the Atlanta Falcons in their victory over the Seattle Seahawks in the NFC Championship Game yesterday. Bryant is the only Bear left in the playoffs, after the Seahawks defeated Robert Griffin III's Redskins last week.