Baylor Men's Basketball came back from being down 20 at the half to Oklahoma State, but lost the game 74-72 on a foul that many question.The Bears are now back to being out of the NCAA tournament according to most analysts, and they could also not receive an invitation to the NIT, based on their full season inconsistencies.
Baylor Softball swept their games yesterday, beating Utah 5-2 and Syracuse 5-0 in the second day of play at the Chevron Spring Fling. Whitney Canion pitched the first game, holding the Utes to 2 runs on 6 hits, while Holly Holl's sixth-inning three-run homer broke a 2-2 tie and gave the Lady Bears the lead to stay. Freshman pitcher Heather Stearns pitched her third complete game shut-out of the year and struck out 11 while not allowing a hit until the 5th inning. The Lady Bears offense took advantage of 7 hits to score 5 runs, including a steal of home by Robin Landrith. Baylor plays No. 20 Hawaii at 1:00 PM CT today.
Brittney Griner may hold the NCAA record for blocks in a career, but the all time record for a women's collegiate basketball player is still held by fellow 6-foot-8 center Anne Donovan. Donovan, who played for Old Dominon during AIAW regulation, blocked 801 shots in her four years and will most likely hold that record after Griner finishes her collegiate career.
Baylor Track and Field had a successful opening day at the TCU Invitational, beating a school record and winning three individual titles in their first meet of the outdoor season. Junior Erin Atkinson set the new school record in the hammer throw, winning the event with a throw of 207-9. Senior Skylar White outpaced the discus field with a throw of 175-4, and outmeasured the competition by 17 feet. Blake Mayberry won the javelin event with a throw of 193-6, while teammate Richard Hansen took third. Baylor competes again today, with field events starting at 10:30 AM and track events starting at 12:30 PM.
Both Baylor golf teams are on the road this weekend, with the men heading to the Border Olympics in Laredo and the women travelling to Gainesville, FL for the SunTrust Gator Women's Invitational. The men's team finished second in Laredo last year, and are currently ranked no. 37 in the nation. The 18th-ranked Lady Bears will compete against 4 top-10 teams in Florida, and sophomore Hayley Davis will attempt to repeat her medal-winning showing at the Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate.
Baylor Men's Tennis fell 4-2 to No. 4 Mississippi on Thursday, losing three matches in the tiebreak. The Bears have lost their last three matches, all against ranked teams, but will return home to face Louisiana-Lafayette on March 21st to attempt to end the streak.