Daily Bears Report 03.21.2013

This is not from last night, but it could have been. - USA TODAY Sports

Baylor Men's Basketball rolled over Long Beach State last night in the first round of the NIT, defeating the '49ers 112-66. Brady Heslip sank 8 shots from behind the 3-point line and had a team high 26 points, while A.J. Walton led with 9 assists. The Bears were on fire from long-range, hitting a season-high 16 three-pointers, and those points made this the highest scoring postseason game in program history. Baylor plays against 3-seed Arizona State on Friday night at the Ferrell Center at 7:00 PM.

Baylor Baseball split their series with SHSU, winning in Huntsville last night 4-1 behind strong performances from freshman LHP Sterling Wynn and junior RHP Josh Michalec. The Bears took the lead in the sixth on a two-run double from Nathan Orf, scoring Logan Brown and Lawton Langford, and added to it in the seventh and eighth with runs from Brown and Adam Toth. Baylor pitching struck out seven across nine innings and Ryan Smith picked up his fourth save. The Bears head to Stillwater, Oklahoma this weekend to begin Big 12 play with a three game series against Oklahoma State.

No. 15 Baylor Softball picked up their 26th win of the season against UTA yesterday, defeating the Mavericks 5-2. Senior Kathy Shelton moved to one stolen base away Harmony Schwethelm's program record of 102, swiping three in yesterday's game. She also had two hits, extending her hitting streak to 10 games, while Kaitlyn Thumann had a solo home run in the seventh to solidify the Lady Bears' lead. Baylor returns home to open Big 12 play hosting no. 9 Texas at 2:00 PM on Saturday.

Baylor Football held their Pro Day yesterday, and 13 former Baylor student-athletes participated in exercises and drills in front of NFL scouts and the press at the Allison Indoor Facility. Lanear Sampson improved on his NFL Combine 40-yard dash time of 4.46 seconds by .13 seconds, running the 40 in 4.33. Terrance Williams did not re-run the 40, focussing on position drills. Former Baylor quarterback Nick Florence threw to the receivers during the Pro Day.

Baylor Track and Field hosts the Quad Invitational this weekend, and hopes to continue their early season success after winning 12 event titles in their first meet. The Bears will compete against North Texas, SFA, and TCU, and the SMU women's squad in the Invitational.

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