The Baylor Lady Bears rolled to their 11th straight conference win of the season over Kansas yesterday 86-45. Brittney Griner had 26 points and 13 rebounds, moving her into 10th place on the NCAA all-time scoring list. The Lady Bears as a whole were successful at their mission of keeping Kansas star Angel Goodrich out of the paint. Goodrich, who averages 14 points a game, was held to just 2 while the Jayhawks as a whole were held to a .277 field goal percentage.
Baylor Men's Basketball lost in a heartbreaking overtime match, falling to (22/24) Oklahoma State 69-67. The Bears held the lead most of the first half, only to lose it and go down by 14 before surging back to take the game to overtime. Baylor also led most of overtime, with a last-second basket by OSU's Markel Brown ending the game. Pierre Jackson, the Big 12's leading scorer, had 24 points in the game with 8 assists, including a feed to Cory Jefferson for a truly massive dunk in overtime. The Bears will try to break their 3 game losing streak against Texas Tech at home on Saturday in a 3:00 PM televised game.
Yesterday, Baylor welcomed 41 new Bears to the football, track and field, and soccer teams during National Signing Day. Baylor Soccer brought in seven talented players for next season, hoping to build on the record NCAA tournament run of last year as well as repeat as Big 12 champions. Baylor Track and Field added eleven new Baylor athletes, mostly distance running talents.
Baylor Football signed 23 student-athletes, and added talent at all the major offensive positions, though over half the class is on the defensive side of the ball, as the team looks to continue the upswing in defense seen last season from the Kansas State game and beyond. The class includes top-rated receiver Robbie Rhodes, Waco DT Andrew Billings, and Dallas DT Byron Bonds.