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Daily Bears Report 01.25.2013

Brittney Griner doing what Brittney Griner does best.
Brittney Griner doing what Brittney Griner does best.

The Baylor Lady Bears take on Oklahoma tomorrow at the Ferrell Center, and tickets are almost sold out for the 11:00 AM game. The Lady Bears bring a 49-game home winning streak, as well as a 29-game Big 12 winning streak, to the game, while the 20th-ranked Sooners look to stop Brittney Griner from breaking two records just yet-the NCAA all-time blocks record and the Big 12 scoring leader. Griner needs 7 blocks and 18 points to break those two records, and is currently on pace to become only the 9th player in women's collegiate basketball history to score 3000 points in her career.

Baylor MBB heads to TCU on Saturday at 3:00 PM looking for their 5th conference win of the season. The Bears only allowed 40 points by TCU in their game at the Ferrell Center on January 12th, and the Horned Frogs are 0-6 in conference play. Baylor returns home on the 30th to face Oklahoma.

Baylor Softball begins the 2013 season ranked 24th in the USA Today preseason poll, their second consecutive year in the Top 25 to start the season. The Lady Bears start their season at home on February 7th with the Getterman Classic, and hope to reach the NCAA tournament with the help of returning star pitcher Whitney Canion.

Baylor Women's Tennis swept Sam Houston State 7-0, opening the dual-match season with a shutout win at the Hurd Tennis Center on Thursday. The 15th-ranked Lady Bears not only won, but won all 6 singles matches in straight sets, and only dropped one match in doubles play, taking the doubles point 2-1. Baylor next hosts the ITA Kick-Off Weekend at the Hurd Tennis Center.

Baylor Men's Tennis plays their home opener of the dual-match season against SMU today at 7:00 PM as the first ever game played in the Jim and Nell Hawkins Indoor Tennis Center. The 15th-ranked Bears look to build on their 6-1 win over Hawaii and keep their 18-match home-opener winning streak alive.

Baylor Track and Field is heading to Arkansas to compete in the Razorback Invitational this weekend, their second competition of the 2013 indoor season. The men's side will face 6 ranked teams, as well as a few Big 12 foes, while the 17th-ranked women's side will 7 other ranked teams, and familiar conference opponents as well. The Bears already hold national marks in several events, despite only competing in one meet this season so far.

Finally, THIS WEEK IN GIFS. Athletes just have these faces, y'know?