Once again, I was unable to watch any of tonight's game, which ended about as I expected it to with a 10-point loss to Kansas. Because I don't like to write about things I don't see, I put out the call on twitter for people willing to help me write the post-game. Some of the responses were more positive than others. Before we get to that, Brady Heslip led the scoring with 19 followed by Isaiah Austin and Cory Jefferson with 16 each.
Someone who watched the whole game write the post-game for me, please.— OurDailyBears (@OurDailyBears) January 21, 2014
That was my original tweet:
@OurDailyBears We don't make FTs. Shades of old Brady. Rico intense. Isaiah hustled. We lost. The end. You're welcome.— Amy Pagitt (@APBaylor247) January 21, 2014
@OurDailyBears Kansas made shots, Baylor did not. BOOM!— Brian Langford (@blangford95) January 21, 2014
@OurDailyBears KU is better. Done.— Sidney Phillips (@Just_Sidney) January 21, 2014
@OurDailyBears Best game of IA season. Rico strong. Brady threes. Kansas just better. You got to make your free throws— Kyle Vinton (@KyleVinton) January 21, 2014
@OurDailyBears they hit some threes. Then they didn't. The end— No lead is safe! (@Dirks_Headband) January 21, 2014
@OurDailyBears we shot higher from three than we did from the free throw line. Done.— Shehan Jeyarajah (@ShehanJeyarajah) January 21, 2014
@OurDailyBears First half was solid. Second half just got worse and worse and worse. I can take the post-game if no one else wants it.— Conner Morris (@ConnerSaurusRex) January 21, 2014
I'll admit this one made me laugh.
They are referring to the play below:
On this play, Wayne Selden was apparently not called out of bounds, managed to rescue the ball, and delivered it to someone, I'm not sure who, for a Kansas basket.
@OurDailyBears a three point fest by a team that lives by the post. And we still can't hit free throws— john (@donniethebird) January 21, 2014
@OurDailyBears Began watching at half, saw score, foolishly thought we might pull it off, was disappointed again.— Der Baylor Bär (@DerBaylorBaer) January 21, 2014
@OurDailyBears Played hard. Couldn't hit a layup. Couldn't make FTs. Cooled off from 3. Lost.— Stuart Sumrall (@stuartsumrall) January 21, 2014
@OurDailyBears Baylor missed lots of Free Throws, got no production down low. Not a bad showing in Phog Allen, just bad timing to go there.— Kyle Crawford (@gbkcraw) January 21, 2014
This one got a little meta with a response to a response. I'll allow it.
@OurDailyBears The Fighting Yellow Highlighters were handily defeated by the Brooklyn Dodgers— Pete Fey (@fetepey) January 21, 2014
Whoever you are, Pete Fey, I like the cut of your jib.
@OurDailyBears we still can't hit free throws to save our lives— Robert Paulsen (@robertpaulsen33) January 21, 2014
A common theme in both the responses to my inquiry and Baylor's play since the TCU game. It's like they decided that 21/21 couldn't be topped and there was no point trying to hit free throws anymore.
@OurDailyBears foot— JPIII (@BUParker04) January 21, 2014
Well, I just plain don't understand this one, but whatever.
@OurDailyBears - Baylor hangs early with tough defense & great 3-point shooting but was outlasted by the talent of Allen Fieldhouse.— Ryan Pryor (@RyanPryorMusic) January 21, 2014
That place really wears a jersey well, I'll tell you what.
@OurDailyBears -- Big 12 Fail— Jess (@whosthatgirl_j) January 21, 2014
Also a common theme of the responses. I think I know this person, but I don't know that I know them. That sounds weird to say.
@OurDailyBears RICO.— Scott Drew Statue (@ScottDrewStatue) January 21, 2014
I like ending on a high note, and anyone that says "RICO" to me is at least attemping to hit a high note. When I'm having a bad day, I often yell "RICO!" to psych myself up.
@OurDailyBears We played mostly good offense. Missed some rebounds. Missed some calls. Had a handful of critical mistakes. Good performance.— Alan Noble (@NobleHoops) January 21, 2014
Oh, we're not done, apparently.
@OurDailyBears Started strong and tough in the first half. Lights out from 3. Softened in the second and watched the game slip away.— Cole Sorota (@JohnLockedown37) January 21, 2014
Nope, not done.
It's absolutely imperative that we get these next 2 games at home against UT and WVU. I'm counting on you students to rock that Ferrell.— David Fankhauser (@dfank_BU) January 21, 2014
Now we're done. Thank you to everyone who responded! If you didn't make it in, I apologize. I either missed your tweet or it came after my original 5 minute period was over. By like 10 minutes.
When this link updates, it will have information like a box score, quotes, and maybe a few pictures for you if you're lucky. Baylor welcomes the Texas Longhorns to the Ferrell Center this coming Saturday. Please, students, GO TO THIS GAME AND SUPPORT YOUR BEARS.