Daily Bears Report 01.30.2013

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Baylor Men's Basketball plays Oklahoma tonight at the Ferrell Center, looking for their 6th conference win and their best conference start ever. The 6:00 PM game will be televised on ESPNU, and the Bears are looking to build on their easy win over TCU with another win over the Sooners, who lost to conference leader Kansas last week. Pierre Jackson is also looking for his 27th game in double figures and his 31st straight game with a three-pointer. Talented freshman Isaiah Austin already has the respect of one of the Sooners, former high school teammate Je'lon Hornbeak, who says that though Austin is a 7-1 future NBA player, he's still a teenager with close ties to his family.

The Baylor Lady Bears play Texas Tech, a perennial conference rival, tonight in Lubbock in the first of the two game series. Brittney Griner will be looking for the three points to break the Big 12 career scoring record tonight, along with another win to continue the Lady Bears' 30-game conference winning streak, though the 2nd-place Lady Raiders will be looking for their 7th conference win. Baylor will also be wearing their new Nike Hyper Elite road uniforms for the first time. This game is not televised.

Baylor Track and Field's Tiffani McReynolds was named the Big 12 Track and Field Female Athlete of the Week, after shaving .12 seconds off her 60-meter hurdle time to win at last weekends Razorback Invitational. McReynold's winning time of 9.10 seconds is the second best time in the NCAA this year, and ties Baylor Track and Field's third best time in that event.

Class of 2014 tight-end Koda Martin has Baylor in his top three, currently, with the Bears recruiting him as a defensive end. The talented junior likes having options, as his other two schools have him at two different positions, and has had scholarship offers from Baylor, Oklahoma, and Texas A&M.

Baylor Softball earned another national ranking this past week, tying for 22nd in the ESPN/USA Softball Collegiate Top 25 preseason poll. The Lady Bears advanced to the NCAA Regionals last year, and return 10 letterwinners, including All-American pitcher Whitney Canion.

Baylor Baseball's Meet the Team Dinner is on February 11th, this year, as part of the festivities kicking off the 2013 season. The Bears return 20 letterwinners from the team that advanced to the NCAA SuperRegionals last year, and had an unprecedented 24-game winning streak, finishing the year at 49-17 after winning the Big 12.

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