Today's the day, ladies and gents. Tonight our #4-ranked men's basketball team takes on #10 Kansas in Lawrence. This will be the biggest test yet of our squad, which has run its season-opening winning streak to 17-0, and the first chance for Baylor to knock off a top-ten team.
Baylor fans are probably expecting our team to win the game tonight, but I want to remind you that Kansas is far from an easy place to win. As of this writing, Baylor is actually a 6 or 7 point underdog depending on which book you like. This will probably not be a walk in the park. Though Kansas is down this season from their typical level of talent, they have a good coach (as much as I hate to say it) and are still one of the best teams in our league. And they are playing at home against a team they've targeted all season. If Baylor wins this game, which will be on ESPN tonight starting at 8:30, that will easily be our biggest win to date.
On to the links:
- Baylor Bears vs. Kansas Jayhawks - Preview - January 16, 2012 - ESPN
- Jones III, Jackson Earn Big 12 Weekly Honors - Baylor Bears Official Athletic Site - BaylorBears.com- Baylor men's basketball sophomore Perry Jones III and junior Pierre Jackson were named Phillips 66 Big 12 Co-Player and Rookie of the Week, respectively, for games of Jan. 9-15 in voting by a panel of media covering the conference.
- No. 4 MBB Readies for Top 10 Showdown at No. 10 Kansas - Baylor Bears Official Athletic Site - BaylorBears.com- No. 4/4 Baylor (17-0, 4-0) makes it second trip to the Sunflower State in six days when it visits No. 10/10 Kansas (14-3, 4-0) for an ESPNBig Monday showdown at Allen Fieldhouse.-- I clipped this yesterday, but it's a good preview so I'm posting it again. Deal with it.
- College Basketball - KSN TV, Kansas News and Weather- The link doesn't say it, but it's a preview of the game from the Kansas side.
- Conference Power Rankings: Big 12 - College Basketball Nation Blog - ESPN- As we get ready for Monday's showdown in Lawrence between Baylor and Kansas, here are this week’s Big 12 power rankings...
- Baylor makes adjustments on road - KansasCity.com
- Baylor Athletics: An Unrivaled Golden Era - Baylor Bears Official Athletic Site - BaylorBears.com- As the great novelist began his classic story about two cities, It was the best of times, it was the . . . But let us stop right there. This simply is the best of times for those who wear the green and gold of Baylor. No worst of times to it.-- I missed this yesterday in the late DBR, so I'm posting it now.
- Griner season-high 32 as No. 1 Baylor women stay perfect in dominating Texas 77-59 - The Washington Post
- College women's basketball: Griner, Baylor too much for Texas - southbendtribune.com- Brittney Griner turned in another dominant performance, tying her season high with 32 points to go with 13 rebounds as No. 1 Baylor stayed unbeaten Sunday with an easy 77-59 win over Texas.
- The 20 Best Surprises Of The 2011 College Football Season - SBNation.com- A look at the biggest happy surprises of the 2011 season, including Louisville, Kansas State, Whitney Mercilus, Terrance Ganaway and freshman receivers.