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Daily Bears Report 11/15/2017 - Soccer Preps for NCAA Round 2

Lady Bears basketball roll Central Arkansas. Coach Rhule lauds seniors. Volleyball looks for program record.

NCAA Womens Basketball: Texas Tech at Baylor Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Today’s Events

Women's Volleyball, vs. Kansas State, 6:00 PM CT, Gametracker, Watch

Volleyball Bears

Preview: No. 19 VB Hosts K-State Wednesday Night - BaylorBears.com , No. 19 Baylor volleyball (21-5, 11-2 Big 12) looks to set a new program record Wednesday night as it hosts Kansas State (9-17, 2-11 Big 12) at 6 p.m. CT inside the Ferrell Center.

No. 19 Volleyball Paces League with 10 Academic All-Big 12 Honors - Baylor University Official Athletic Site, Baylor volleyball matched a program-high 10 players to the 2017 Academic All-Big 12 Team, announced by the conference office Tuesday afternoon.

Minus Staiger, No. 19 Baylor volleyball team still a force | Baylor Volleyball | wacotrib.com, If anyone can appreciate what Katie Staiger has endured in recent weeks, it’s Shelly Fanning.

Legend Bears

Bears in the NFL Week 10 Update - BaylorBears.com , Update on the former Baylor Bears that are currently playing in the NFL and how they performed last week.

Lady Bears Basketball

No. 3 WBB Moves to 3-0 with 86-55 Win over UCA - Baylor University Official Athletic Site, Lauren Cox and Kalani Brown both had double-doubles as the Baylor Lady Bears defeated Central Arkansas, 86-55, Tuesday night at the Ferrell Center.

Central Arkansas coach Sandra Rushing has one request of the NCAA selection committee: If the Sugar Bears go back to the tournament, "I definitely do not want to play Baylor."

With a starting lineup that featured no player taller than 6-foot-1, Central Arkansas (1-1) struggled to even slow down the Lady Bears' duo of 6-7 Kalani Brown and 6-4 Lauren Cox. The result was predictable, although closer than the first two games, as Baylor (3-0) coasted to an 86-55 win Tuesday night at the Ferrell Center.

"Wow, they are big, fast good," Rushing said. "There was nothing we could do. Everything that we tried, they had something for us."

Cox (21 points, 10 rebounds) and Brown (19 points, 11 boards) both posted impressive double-doubles as the Lady Bears outscored the Sugar Bears, 54-12, in the paint and dominated the boards, 41-23.

Central Arkansas Athletics - SUGAR BEARS HANG AROUND THROUGH 3, BUT NO. 3 BAYLOR PULLS AWAY LATE, Central Arkansas gave No. 3 Baylor what was undoubtedly its stiffest challenge of the young season, as the Sugar Bears held the Lady Bears to 24.5 points beneath their scoring average, but Baylor pulled away late for an 86-55 win at the Ferrell Center on Tuesday.

The Sugar Bears (1-1) led for nearly 4:30 – the most for a Baylor (3-0) opponent this season – and were outscored by just five, 36-31, in the first and third quarters combined. Entering the final quarter trailing by just 16 against a Lady Bears squad that had won its first two games over Southland Conference foe Lamar and Coppin State by an average of 52.5 points, the Sugar Bears stumbled late as they were held without a field goal for nearly five minutes and Baylor went on a 15-2 run to put away any hopes of a Sugar Bear rally.

No. 3 Lady Bears use outside shot to sink Central Arkansas, 86-55 | Lady Bears Basketball | wacotrib.com, Central Arkansas didn’t back down.

And when it seemed as if the Sugar Bears had made a momentum-shifting shot, Natalie Chou was there to shut things down. The sophomore, who finished last season shooting 42.3 percent from deep, knocked down multiple big-time shots for No. 3 Baylor as the Lady Bears took home a 86-55 win over Central Arkansas Tuesday night inside the Ferrell Center to end their three game stretch in five days.

Cox, Brown double-doubles as No. 3 Baylor women beat UCA - Plainview Daily Herald, With Lauren Cox and Kalani Brown in the middle, No. 3 Baylor did what it was supposed to do against three overmatched opponents in five days to start the season.

After an 86-55 win over Central Arkansas, when Cox and Brown both had double-doubles and the other three starters also scored in double figures, things will get a tougher for the Lady Bears.

"Let's make it perfectly clear. It's about winning," coach Kim Mulkey said. "We won. We've got to move on, quickly. We have a very good UCLA team in front of us on the road. Sure they've been waiting on us since last year."

The Lady Bears (3-0) won their first three games by more than 45 points a game. They play next at No. 8 UCLA, which last year lost 84-70 in Waco when both teams were also in the Top 10.

"We're going to have to get focused tomorrow," Cox said. "They have a lot of good returners coming back, so it's going to be a tough game."

John R. Wooden Award Preseason Top 30 Includes Brown - BaylorBears.com, Baylor women’s basketball center Kalani Brown was named to the 2018 John R. Wooden Award Women’s Preseason Top 30 list on Tuesday afternoon. Her inclusion makes her an early front-runner for the most prestigious national player of the year honor.

Connecticut Huskies place five players on preseason Wooden Award candidates, ESPN, Five UConn players -- Kia Nurse, Gabby Williams, Azurá Stevens, Napheesa Collier and Katie Lou Samuelson -- are among the 30 preseason candidates for the Wooden Award.

UConn women continue run atop Associated Press hoops poll | College Sports | union-bulletin.com, The UConn Huskies continue their run at No. 1 in The Associated Press women’s basketball poll.

The Huskies (1-0) routed then-No. 10 Stanford in the season opener on Sunday. UConn once again received all 32 votes from the national media panel the following day.

UConn was followed by Texas, Baylor and South Carolina. The top four teams in the poll went 5-0 winning by an average of nearly 47 points.

Soccer Bears

Baylor soccer road trips for NCAA 2nd round - KXXV-TV News Channel 25 - Central Texas News and Weather for Waco, Temple, Killeen, Baylor soccer is hitting the road for the second round of the NCAA tournament. Their opponent? Defending national champions Southern California.

Football Bears

Baylor Seniors Deserve More Than Just A 'Thank You' - Baylor University Official Athletic Site, Just saying thanks to the Baylor seniors playing their final game at McLane Stadium isn’t enough, Matt Rhule says.

BaylorBears.com Meet the Press: #SicISU - Baylor University Official Athletic Site, Coach Rhule met with the media Tuesday morning to discuss the Bears' upcoming game.