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25th-ranked Baylor Softball defeated Texas State 10-2 in the first game of the Texas Shootout in San Marcos yesterday, winning their 10th game in a row. Freshman Sarah Smith was 3-for-3 with a home run in the Lady Bears' win, and All-American Whitney Canion picked up her sixth win of the season. The Lady Bears play twice today, facing Sam Houston State and UT Arlington.
Top-ranked Baylor Women's Basketball takes on Texas tomorrow in the Ferrell Center at noon, their second-to-last home game of the regular season. The Lady Bears are defending the nation's longest active home winning streak in their return to Waco from Connecticut, and look to sweep the Lady Longhorns in the season series. This game will be televised on FSSW.
Baylor Men's Basketball hopes to end a 2-game losing streak with a win over Oklahoma on Saturday, and boost their NCAA tournament resume. The Bears hope that Pierre Jackson's free-throw shooting returns to form, as well as the overall team defense.
No. 23 Baylor Baseball hosts 2nd-ranked UCLA in a three game series this weekend, hoping to build on their home-opener win over Texas State on Tuesday. The Bears are 2-2 against the Bruins, all time, and are currently 1-3 on the season after being swept by UC-Irvine in the first series of the year. Today's probable starter is former closer Max Garner, with Saturday's being Dillon Newman. Sunday's starter is TBD. This series was named as one to watch by both Baseball America and Perfect Game USA. All games are broadcast on 1660 ESPN Waco.
Baylor Men's Tennis won their 4th straight match yesterday, defeating North Florida 6-1. The Bears lost the doubles point, but swept the singles points to take the win. Baylor now faces #16 Florida on Saturday, their second top-25 match of the season. The Bears lost to the Gators, 6-1, in the 2012 season match in Waco.
Baylor Track and Field is ready for the Big 12 Indoor Championships, held in Ames, Iowa, though the event has been delayed due to heavy snow. Heading into this event, the Bears 32 top-10 individual marks, including Tiffani McReynolds' leading 60-meter hurdle time. McReynolds is also the defending 60-meter hurdle champion, and has won all the meets she has entered in this event this season. Baylor's high-flying triple jump duo of freshmen Felix Obi and Brianna Richardson looks to turn heads at the championships, after breaking personal and school records.
Baylor Men's Golf heads to the Bayou City Championships, held in Houston at the Redstone Golf Club. Baylor is now ranked 37th, and will rely on Golfweek Player of the Week Kyle Jones as anchor as they compete against 15 teams, including five others ranked in the top 50 in the latest GolfStat rankings.
Finally, THIS WEEK IN GIFS!