National Player of the Year (I'm dropping the "Candidate" term; if she is not NPoY, then pigs can fly.) Odyssey Sims and the Baylor Lady Bears laid down the law yesterday versus the Oklahoma A&, er... State. Oklahoma State simply had no answer for Kim Mulkey's finely-tuned war machine.
In Season: Men's and Women's Basketball
Baylor Men's Basketball head to TCU on Wednesday in a game they should win. This might sound a bit reactionary, but I'm not entirely sure how else to put this; if we lose to TCU, the slim chance we have of making the NCAA Tournament will become thinner than Coach Gosling's tie.
Sims Leads No. 7 WBB to 81-64 Win Over No. 12 Oklahoma State- BaylorBears.com
Oklahoma State did not look like the number twelve team in the land and it wasn't because they played poorly. Baylor just looked that good. Led by the indomitable Sims' 33 points, the Lady Bears crushed any hopes the Cowgirls had about halfway through the first half. However, Sims did not win the game single-handedly; both Robertson and Davis had double-digit outputs.
The Cowgirls did a great job early on of shutting down Makenzie Robertson. However, they could only maintain the lock-down for so long and as soon as Z started draining threes, the Lady Bears were able to open up a sizable lead. In my opinion, this was one of the best displays of basketball I've seen from this group this year. Kim Mulkey has the Lady Bears running like a Porsche 918 Spyder.
Off Season: Football and Baseball
Day Two: Still no news from the boys out on the front. I fear that they have forgotten about us back home. Mother is worried sick. I do hope they write soon.
Baylor Baseball is coming.
Best of the Rest
Softball Improves to 3-1 with 7-3 Win over UNLV - BaylorBears.com
Canion Records 31st Career Shutout in Softball's 5-0 over Arkansas - BaylorBears.com
Baylor Softball was in Sin City at the weekend, where they went 4-1. The Lady Bears return home this upcoming weekend for the Getterman Classic.
Women's Gold Leads after 18 Holes in Palos Verdes - BaylorBears.com
Baylor, who are currently unranked, are leading some of the highest-ranked teams in the nation heading into the second round.
Jimmy Walker has been on a tear as of late, winning three events in the last four months.
Oh no. Quincy what are you doing? STAHP!
Dangit Acy, you have gone and put that poor man on a poster! What is he supposed to do now?!
The good ol' US of A moved up to third in the medal standings yesterday. Jamie Anderson earned gold in Ladies' Slopestyle and Team USA added a bronze in the Figure Skating Team Event. For a full recap, hit up the Mothership.
Figure skating is back, so heeeeeere's Ashley! pic.twitter.com/8wzrfsRjvk— SB Nation (@sbnation) February 10, 2014
Ashley Wagner is the "McKayla is Not Impressed" of the Sochi Games.
We're up all night 'til the sun We're up all night to get some We're up all night for good fun We're up all night to watch curling— RandBall (@RandBall) February 10, 2014
Other Sports Happenings
Quincy Acy wasn't the only one laying down the monster dunks last night. Blake Griffin and Lob City destroyed Philadelphia.
Missed it by that much. pic.twitter.com/CBTSGWBioL— SB Nation (@sbnation) February 10, 2014
The Clippers are up 40 and Blake Griffin is eating furniture. http://t.co/X3IaeeJ7Nv— SB Nation GIF (@SBNationGIF) February 10, 2014
'The Eagle Has Landed' - Outsports
A great read on Michael Sam, who will potentially become the first openly gay player in the NFL. You may not approve of his lifestyle, but I think all of us can admire the courage it took for him to open up about this.
Marcus Smart suspended 3 games for shoving fan - SB Nation
Honestly, this was handled about as well as it could have been, by both sides.
Have a great Monday y'all and Sic 'em Bears!