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The Baylor Lady Bears played Oral Roberts yesterday in the first game of a women's-men's basketball doubleheader and came away with a lopsided victory, 94-56. The Lady Bears played a bit sluggishly in the first half, allowing 34 points to ORU, but came back out in the second and kept the Golden Eagles to 22 points. Honestly, if Odyssey Sims hadn't been injured early on in the game against Stanford, I think that Baylor would still be undefeated, and Sims showed every bit of her value to the team by putting up 27 points while Brittney Griner had 22 points and 10 rebounds. The Lady Bears play next on December 18th in a nationally televised (ESPN) game against Tennessee.
The Baylor Bears took on Lamar in the late game last night, gaining a huge lead before allowing the Cardinals to pull back to even, but the Bears won, 85-68. Isaiah Austin had a double-double, scoring 23 points and grabbing 17 rebounds as Baylor snapped a home losing streak and moved to 6-3 on the season. Lamar, though an NCAA tournament team last year, is 1-9 on the season, and a 13-2 run by Baylor late in the second half put the game firmly in the Bears' control. Pierre Jackson also scored 21 points, with 5 three pointers, and Baylor was 11-29 combined from beyond the arc.
In football news, Baylor's season attendance stayed stable despite losing the drawing power of Robert Griffin III, proving that bowl games aren't the only thing Baylor can do without their most famous alumnus. Hopefully that attendance will also show itself later this month in California at the Holiday Bowl, as the Bears take on the bears. ESPN previews the game, and says that if Baylor wins, it'll be because of offense.