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"I don’t know that I have coached many teams where we have played games where we defend for a whole quarter and hold them to zero field goals. I told them during the timeout, and maybe I shouldn’t have because we didn’t play so hot in the fourth quarter, but that is impressive. We will watch film, and those kids that were on the floor and contributed to that will be acknowledged." Baylor Head Coach Kim Mulkey, November 30, 2017, after her

Lady Bears Destroyed Kentucky 90-63.

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Big XII Expansion

Bill Snyder is happy Big 12 title game has returned, but wants more, DieHards, Kansas State coach Bill Snyder and a few other hardy souls are the only ones around the Big 12 who can remember how revolutionary the conference's idea of a championship game originally was.

“But I’ve always maintained for the (21) years since we initiated the conference with two six-team divisions and a championship game based off it,” Snyder said. “We’re part ways there and we’ve got a little ways to go, now.”

Volleyball

TOURNAMENT CENTRAL: Links to the live stats, as well as live streams all three matches in Waco, Texas, can be found at the tournament central page.

Volleyball set to face Miami, OH in NCAA Tournament | The Baylor Lariat, Baylor volleyball has had a lot to celebrate this season. It earned the No. 12 national seed, is hosting the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament for the first time in program history, and is celebrating finishing 23-6 and second in the Big 12 conference.

Then Baylor was flooded with conference accolades as head coach Ryan McGuyre won Big 12 Coach of the Year and freshman outside hitter Yossiana Pressley as freshman of the year. The Bears also saw senior outside hitter Katie Staiger and sophomore middle hitter Shelly Fanning join Pressley on the All Big 12 first team while junior outside hitter Aniah Philo and freshman setter Hannah Lockin on the All Big 12 second team.

But now it’s time for McGuyre to get the Bears get ready for their opening round opponent, the Miami Redhawks of the Mid-American Conference.

Preview: 12th-Seeded VB Opens Tournament Play Against Miami (Ohio) - Baylor University Official Athletic Site, 12th-seeded Baylor volleyball (23-6) makes history Friday night as it hosts the NCAA First Round against Miami (Ohio) (22-8) at 7 p.m. CT at the Ferrell Center in Waco.

Volleyball Returns to NCAA Tournament Against Baylor :: Miami RedHawks Women's Volleyball Official Athletic Site, For the second straight season, the Miami University volleyball team is in the NCAA Tournament. The Mid-American Conference Champions earned an automatic bid to the Big Dance and have been assigned to the Waco Regional where they will take on host and 12th-seed Baylor on Friday at 8 p.m. (EST). With a victory, the RedHawks will take on the winner of a match between Colorado and James Madison on Saturday at 9 p.m. (EST). Both matches will air live on ESPN3.

Volleyball to Play at Baylor in NCAA Tournament :: Miami RedHawks Women's Volleyball Official Athletic Site, The NCAA announced its 2017 Volleyball Tournament bracket Sunday evening. The Mid-American Conference champion Miami RedHawks were assigned to the Waco Regional where they will take on the host, 12th-seed Baylor on Friday at 8 p.m. (EST).

Buffs Set To Face James Madison In 19th NCAA Tournament Appearance - CUBuffs.com, The Colorado Buffaloes are set to face-off against James Madison on Friday, December 1, in the first round of the NCAA Tournament in Waco, Texas. The match is set for a 3:30 p.m. MT start.

The winner of the contest will take on the winner of the other first round match-up between the No. 12 seeded Baylor Bears and Miami (Ohio) RedHawks on Saturday, Dec. 2, at 7 p.m. MT.

Dukes in Waco for NCAA First Round Against Colorado | James Madison University, JMU makes the trek down south to Waco, Texas for the first and second rounds of the NCAA Volleyball Championship where the Dukes will face Colorado in the first round.

The Dukes earned a bid to the Waco Regional hosted by No. 12 Baylor after winning the Colonial Athletic Association Championship. All first and second round matches will be played inside the Ferrell Center.

The winner will advance to Saturday's second round and will face either the host Baylor Bears or Miami Ohio.

Soccer

SOC's De Lima Tabbed as All-American - Baylor University Official Athletic Site, Baylor soccer senior midfielder Aline De Lima was named to the 2017 United Soccer Coaches All-America second team, announced Thursday evening by the association.

Bears Soccer coach wins coach of the year - KXXV-TV, Herosports.com named Baylor soccer coach Paul Jobson their fan choice coach of the year Thursday.

Lady Bears Basketball

“It’s a combination of just trying to deal with their size. They really did a great job of scoring early, and I think that as the score started to separate, we, like a lot of teams do, panic trying to get it all back quickly.

“As they started to heat up, we didn’t try to run them off the line. But when they’re shooting the ball great from outside and you have Kalani Brown inside, that’s a powerful team. That’s a very, very good team – great guards. I thought [Alexis] Morris was so impressive and such a good player. All of them had a really good game tonight. When you can shoot really well from the three and you have two powerful post players who can score inside almost just as well, it’s a lethal combination.

“I think what Coach Mulkey is always able to do is assemble a great roster of extremely talented players. You look back through the years and she’s done a great job of getting great players together and having them play hard, and it looks like another great Baylor team. They’ll be heard from in March, it’ll be really good.”

Kentucky Head Coach Matthew Mitchell, November 30, 2017 after his

Wildcats were Destroyed by Baylor 90-63

Mar 26, 2017; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Baylor Bears guard Kristy Wallace (4) reacts after a play against the Mississippi State Lady Bulldogs during the fourth quarter in the finals of the Oklahoma City Regional of the women's 2017 NCAA Tournament at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports
Feisty Kristy Wallace
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No. 9 Baylor’s suffocating defense stuns, discombobulates No. 20 Kentucky - Swish Appeal, 0 FGs in 3rd leaves Kentucky flummoxed as No. 9 Baylor routs Wildcats.

The No. 9 Lady Bears used their size and athleticism to get ahead and pound No. 20 Kentucky. In fact, the Wildcats were shutout on all jumpers in the third period. The Lady Bears only allowed the Wildcats to score six-points in the third — all from the free-throw line.

The bigger and more powerful team outplayed, outran, and outscored the Wildcats in a 90-63 win at Ferrell Center Thursday during the Big 12/SEC Challenge game.

No. 9 WBB Rolls Past No. 20 Kentucky - Baylor University Official Athletic Site, Baylor has made a habit of putting up some impressive offensive numbers, already scoring over 100 points three times this season.

WBB Recruits Named to ALL-USA Preseason Team - Baylor University Official Athletic Site Baylor University Official Athletic Site - Women's Basketball, Lady Bear women’s basketball signees, Aquira DeCosta, Queen Egbo and NaLyssa Smith, were named to the ALL-USA Preseason Girls Basketball Team this week. Baylor leads all teams nationally with three included on the list of 20 players.

“Bluegrass Beatdown”

No. 9 Lady Bears hammer No. 20 Kentucky in Big 12/SEC Challenge | Lady Bears Basketball | wacotrib.com, In her 18 years at the helm of the Baylor women’s basketball program, Kim Mulkey couldn’t recall it ever happening before.

Wallace, three point shooting lead Lady Bears past Kentucky 90-63 | The Baylor Lariat, Senior guard Kristy Wallace hit three threes and scored 20 points, leading a balanced Baylor attack as the Lady Bears gave No. 20 Kentucky its first loss of the season 90-63 as part of the SEC/Big 12 Challenge Thursday night in Waco.

Five other Lady Bears finished in double figures. Freshman guard Alexis Morris scored 15 points, sophomore guard Juicy Landrum scored 14 points, hitting all four of her three-point attempts. Sophomore forward Lauren Cox and junior center Kalani Brown both scored 13 points and senior forward Dekeiya Cohen added 10 points and nine rebounds.

Lady Bears run away from Kentucky 90 - 63 - KXXV-TV, Baylor's Lady Bears had six players score in double figures to put down Kentucky 90 to 63 in the Ferrell Center.

No. 9 Baylor wins 90-63 over No. 20 Kentucky with 0-fer 3rd,Statesman, With the size and skill No. 9 Baylor has in the post, anything it gets from the outside is a bonus.

No. 9 Baylor hands Kentucky women their first loss, 90-63 | Lexington Herald Leader, Second, third quarter struggles spell trouble for No. 20 Kentucky, which fell for first time this season at No. 9 Baylor.

Lady Bears take on Cardinal in second straight Top 25 showdown | The Baylor Lariat, The No. 9 Baylor women’s basketball team hosts No. 16 Stanford at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Ferrell Center.

Women’s basketball takes care of business against USF | Stanford Daily, Next up, Stanford travels to Texas on Dec. 3 to square off against No. 9 Baylor.

This will be the Cardinal’s fourth top-10 matchup of the season in only nine games. The game will provide another good test to gauge the improvement the team has made since its opening two games against OSU and top-ranked UConn.

Man Bears Basketball

No. 16 MBB Hosts No. 8 Wichita State - Baylor University Official Athletic Site, No. 16 Baylor Basketball takes on No. 8 Wichita State at 1 p.m. CT Saturday at the Ferrell Center. The game will be televised nationally on ESPNU and WatchESPN.

Wichita State-Baylor game is highlight of a busy weekend | SI.com, Creighton is at Gonzaga and Cincinnati is at Xavier in other matchups between ranked teams.

The game of the weekend. Baylor followed up its championship in the Hall of Fame Classic, which included wins over Wisconsin and Creighton, with a tough loss at Xavier. Wichita State came up one point short last week on a neutral floor against Notre Dame, its toughest game of the season thus far. The difference in this one could come on the glass, where the Shockers have been excellent on both ends of the floor to start the season. In the end, the bet here is it’ll also be too much Landry Shamet for the Bears.

Shockers prepare for physical battle with Baylor, KWCH12, The Shockers are facing their first real road test this weekend, against number 16 Baylor.

George's setting up Party Zone for Baylor-Wichita State | Baylor Men's Basketball | wacotrib.com, George’s “Big O” Party Zone will open at 11 a.m. Saturday before the Baylor men’s basketball game against Wichita State at 1 p.m. at the Ferrell Center.

The Party Zone tent will be set up at the Rivercrest Apartments on University Parks Drive across from the Ferrell Center.

The 40x40-foot tent will include an open bar, and the first 300 people will receive free hamburgers and hot dogs. Televisions will be set up to watch other sporting events, including the Big 12 football championship game between Oklahoma and TCU.

“We’ve had 21 years of success at Baylor football games and now we’re doing it for basketball,” said George’s owner Sammy Citrano.

Football

Brewer, Mims Honored by Big 12 Coaches - Baylor University Official Athletic Site, Baylor quarterback Charlie Brewer has been honored as Big 12 co-Offensive Freshman of the Year and wide receiver Denzel Mims was a second team All-Big 12 selection as voted by the league's coaches, the conference office announced Thursday

Brewer named Big 12 co-freshman of the year | Baylor Bears Football | wacotrib.com, Baylor quarterback Charlie Brewer was named Big 12 offensive co-freshman of the year by the league’s coaches.

Baylor QB Charlie Brewer named Big 12 Co-Offensive Freshman of the Year, DieHards, Baylor quarterback Charlie Brewer is taking home some Big 12 honors after his freshman campaign. Brewer was named the Big 12 Co-Offensive Freshman of the Year.

UMHB Football - Defending National Champions - Desire Growing Stronger

Area small college football playoffs update - StarTribune.com, DIVISION III playoffs QUARTERFINALS, Saturday

St. Thomas (11-1) at Mary Hardin-Baylor (12-0), noon: After two home playoff victories, the Tommies travel to Belton, Texas, to meet the defending national champion.

UMHB football to face St. Thomas in NCAA Quarterfinals | KCENTV.com, The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor football team will take on another traditional national power when the Cru welcomes the University of St. Thomas

UMHB will provide live video streaming and live statistics for the game with links to both available by clicking here: www.cruathletics.com. Saturday’s game will also be broadcast live on KRock101.7 FM and through the station’s web site with the pre-game show starting at 11:30 AM. Tickets are still available and the ticket windows are scheduled to open at 10:00 AM on Saturday. Reserved tickets are $12 at the gate, general admission tickets are $10 and student tickets will be $4 at the gate. The stadium gates will open at 10:30 AM on Saturday. Tickets left at Will Call will be available for pickup at any ticket window on game day.

UMHB FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK: Crusaders 2 wins away from another title shot | UMHB | kdhnews.com, Defending national champion Mary Hardin-Baylor needs two more victories to earn a spot in the NCAA Division III title game for the second straight year, and its desire to play in the Stagg Bowl grows stronger with each passing week of the playoffs.

“The sheer exhilaration of winning that 15th ballgame last year makes you hungry to do it again,” UMHB coach Pete Fredenburg said Monday. “I remember exactly how I felt that night. And man, I want to feel that again. I know our players do as well.”

Fredenburg expressed his feelings two days after his No. 1-ranked Crusaders (12-0) knocked out No. 8 Linfield with a 24-0 second-round victory Saturday, when UMHB blocked a punt, limited the Wildcats to 220 yards and held an opponent under seven points for the fifth time this season.

UMHB, St. Thomas meet for first time in Division III quarterfinal, kwtx, UMHB advanced to the third round for the second-straight year and will meet St. Thomas (Minn.) this upcoming Saturday.

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