Good morning Baylor Nation and welcome to yet another week in Baylor sports! We've got ten sports in season right now, so if you're a fan of Baylor sports (which you obviously are because you're reading ODB), you've got plenty to look forward to this week.
In non-Baylor news, the Olympic Games are entering their second week and the United States are sitting in third placein the medal count (well, if you don't rank by gold like most countries do, in which case Germany are winning with seven gold). Due to their utter dominance of speed skating, the Netherlands are in the lead with 17, followed by host country Russia and their figure skating medals.
In Season: MBB, WBB, and Baseball
Men's Hoops Hosts Oklahoma State for Big Monday - BaylorBears.com
Your Baylor Bears take on the Oklahoma State Cowboys tonight at 8 p.m. at the Ferrell Center, be there. The Cowboys have lost seven of the last eight and will be without star player Marcus Smart once again. The Bears will be looking to sweep the season series with a team that in not named TCU.
Following the epic win on Saturday (and my goodness, what a win that was), things are looking up for Baylor. The general consensus is that if Baylor can win four of their last six games, plus a decent run in the Big 12 Tournament, they will make the Big Dance as a 8/9 seed. This is certainly plausible, but it will not be easy, especially with trips to Morgantown, Austin, and Manhattan.
Numerous milestones are looming as well. Sir Destroyer of Worlds (987) and Two Sleeves (956) should eclipse the 1,000 point mark within the next few games. When they do, they will become the 27th and 28th players in Baylor history to do so. This season also has the possibilities of putting Scott Drew atop the all-time wins list. Drew has coached his way to 194 wins thus far; 201 wins will tie him with Bill Henderson.
My keys to the game are:
1) Feed the Destroyer of Worlds.
2) Feed the Destroyer of Worlds.
3) Feed the Destroyer of Worlds.
Sims' 34 Points Lead No. 7 WBB Over Texas, 72-56 - BaylorBears.com
The Lady Bears went down to Austin yesterday and despite a poor first half from both sides, managed to lay a whoopin' on the Lady Bevos. The stat of the game is by far Texas' 26 turnovers. There was really no chance for Texas to overcome that type of deficit, especially when Baylor turns those turnovers into 33 points. Speaking of points, NPoY-elect Odyssey Sims had yet another 30 point game. Ho hum...
With three more home games, a game at ISU, and another TCU game, the Lady Bears should be heading into the Big 12 Championship riding a 13-game win streak.
Baseball Drops Rubber Match at No. 19 ASU 12-1 - BaylorBears.com
The Bears tied the game up at one in the top of the sixth, but a nine-run effort in the bottom of the same ending by the Sun Devils put the game out of reach for the Bears. Baylor went one for three against No. 19 Arizona State and look to return to .500 when they take on UT Arlington at tomorrow's home opener.
Off Season: Futbol
Not exactly news, but this is adorable and it was on the Baylor Futbol Twitter.
Best of the Rest
No. 14/16 Bears Take Getterman Classic with 2-1 win over 18/14 Missouri - BaylorBears.com
The Lady Bears won their home tournament, the Getterman Classic, with a victory over Big 12 traitors Missouri. Personally, I'm wrapped up in school work and basketball coverage, so I can't comment too much on the batting sports at the moment. Hopefully that will change soon. I do have a question for the readership though. Do y'all think that softball belongs in this section with the "Best of the Rest" or in the "In Season" section?
Women's Tennis Upsets No. 7 Northwestern, 5-2 - BaylorBears.com
The No. 18 Lady Bears took down the No. 7 Wildcats 5-2 to move to 8-2 on the season. The last time Baylor earned a win over a top-10 team was, coincidentally, when Northwestern came to town last March.
A&T Falls in Season Opener at Oregon - BaylorBears.com
Acrobatics & Tumbling traveled to national champion Oregon last Thursday, to whom they lost. The good news, I assume, is that Baylor lost by less than six points. I don't really know how A&T is scored, but the score sounds close, so I'm going to go with it was a good meet for the Bears.
Other Sports Happenings
New Big 12 Power Rankings are live: http://t.co/m1ACebGltd— David Ubben (@davidubben) February 17, 2014
Ubbs has Baylor eighth, over OSU and that assortment of people TCU calls a basketball team.
Craig Sager needs Dr. John's hat to complete his ensemble. pic.twitter.com/QBjcRXjpfC— SB Nation GIF (@SBNationGIF) February 17, 2014
Craig Sager is a fashion icon. Speaking of fashion icons...
This is a great show of support from Mizzou students.
This. This just hurts to watch. The reporter should be ashamed of herself, and NBC should be ashamed for airing this.
What did you expect from someone who flies down a mountain on a small piece of composite material?
Finally, Coach Mulkey's son, Kramer Robertson made Sportscenter's Top 10 for this catch.
See y'all at the game tonight and Sic 'Em Bears!