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2.21.2012 Daily Bears Report: WBB Wins the Big XII Outright, RG3 Preps for the Draft, and MBB Bounces Back Big

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Welcome back to the DBR dear readers after a few days off. I've got quite a few links to share with you this evening covering everything from Baylor Basketball's big comeback win last night in Austin to the Lady Bears clinching the outright Big XII title tonight in Waco against the Heifers. Before we get there, we've got a few housekeeping notes to get out of the way.

First and foremost, I'd like to introduce everyone to ODB's newest contributor, mileskelly! Miles will be focusing on Baylor Baseball, which started their season this past weekend against Oral Robert in kitchen-cleaning fashion. His first offering to the ODB masses detailed the Bears' strong start. Please join me in welcoming Miles to the board!

Second, I have a bit of crow to eat after last night's game; Scott Drew did as good a coaching job as we've ever seen from him against Texas, particularly in the second half. With Baylor down 36-26 at the half, Drew switched things up defensively by going man-to-man, pulled Perry Jones III away from the basket on offense to get him going, and substituted offense for defense whenever possible in the closing minutes. With Pierre Jackson and Brady Heslip in foul trouble late, Drew called on true freshman Deuce Bello to guard the explosive J'Covan Brown, and Bello responded with probably his best performance defensively to date. Baylor outscored Texas 51-36 as a team in the second half in overcoming a double-digit deficit despite missing freshman star Quincy Miller. Baylor was as good in the second half as we've seen them in a while; the only comparable stretch came against an outgunned and overmatched Iowa State. I was really impressed. Last night would have been a really easy game to lose.

Let's get to the links below the jump!

The Ladies:

We'll start tonight as we always do with the #1-ranked steamrolling Baylor Lady Bears, who beat Texas tonight at home to clinch an outright Big XII Championship:

59
TEXAS
(15-12, 5-10) Rank: NR/NR
1ST 2ND F
20 39 59
40 40 80

Box Score | Quotes | Notes | AP Photos
Baylor Photos | Highlights | Postgame

Waco, Texas • Attendance: 8,592

80
BAYLOR
(28-0, 15-0) Rank: #1/1

The Fellas:

The story of last night's win for Baylor's MBB was senior Quincy Acy, who had the best game of his career when Baylor needed him the most against a determined Texas team playing for its tournament life.

77
BAYLOR
(23-5,10-5) Rank: #13/14
1ST 2ND F
26 51 77
36 36 72

Box Score | Quotes | Notes
AP Photos | Baylor Photos | Highlights

Austin, Texas • Attendance: 14,501

72
TEXAS
(17-11, 7-8) Rank: NR/NR

Baseball:

1
TCU
(1-2) Rank: #15
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0
1 1 0 1 0 0 0 4 X 7 11 0

Box Score | Quotes | Photo Gallery

Waco, Texas • Attendance: 2,765

7
BAYLOR
(4-0) Rank: #25

FOOTBAWWWWWWWWW:

I'm still looking for help here on ODB to cover Baylor's various athletic enterprises, so if you are interested in writing for the blog, feel free to email me at OurDailyBears@gmail.com. One thing I definitely want to cover in greater detail going forward is recruiting for both basketball and football, so if you have a passion for those areas and want to write, shoot me an email and we can take it from there.