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Daily Bears Report 12/14/2017 - Lady Bears Smash McNeese State 95-34

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NCAA Womens Basketball: McNeese State at Baylor Ray Carlin-USA TODAY Sports

Today’s Event

Men's Basketball, vs Texas Southern, 7:30 PM, Gametracker, Listen, Watch ESPN2

Men’s Basketball

No. 21 Men's Hoops Hosts Texas Southern - Baylor University Official Athletic Site, No. 21 Baylor men's basketball hosts Texas Southern at 7:30 p.m. CT Thursday night at the Ferrell Center.

The game will be televised nationally on ESPN2 and WatchESPN.

Baylor has posted a combined 134-28 record in November and December games during the Drew era, including a 52-6 mark in November and December games since 2013.

BU has won 25 consecutive December games against unranked opponents dating back to 2013. The Bears' only December losses in that span were at No. 24 Texas A&M (2015) and vs. No. 8 Wichita State (2017).

No. 21 Bears ready to focus on basketball, WacoTrib, With final exams completed, Baylor is looking forward to focusing solely on basketball the next few weeks.

No. 21 Baylor weary of winless Texas Southern, FOX Sports
The No. 21 Baylor Bears might be facing the most dangerous game against a winless team that the program has ever seen when they tip off against Texas Southern on Thursday night.

Women’s Basketball

No. 6 Lady Bears Cruise Past McNeese State - Baylor University Official Athletic Site, Kristy Wallace scored 20 points, including four three-pointers, as the Baylor Lady Bears cruised to a 95-34 win over McNeese State Wednesday afternoon at the Ferrell Center.

Alexis Morris
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No. 6 Lady Bears own paint, push around McNeese, 95-34, WacoTrib, Didi Richards has been called a great defender by her head coach. She’s also been dubbed as one of the funniest by her teammates.

In the press room Wednesday afternoon after No. 6 Baylor’s 95-34 rout over McNeese State, Kim Mulkey looked to her right and asked Richards to share what else she’s been called.

“Rag doll,” Richards answered. “She even called me that during the game.”

Smiling, Mulkey asked Richards to say what a rag doll is, the freshman said she didn’t know.

“You get pushed around,” Mulkey replied. “You just flop around. Be strong. ... You saw that rebound she gave up there at the end on a missed free throw, right? She’s our little rag doll, but she’s ours and nobody else’s. You got that right, we’ll keep her. We chose her and we got her.”

To which, Richards replied with a grin in a quiet voice, “Thank you.”

Cowgirls Fall 95-34 at No. 6 Baylor - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana, McNeese women’s basketball couldn’t match the height of the much taller and more athletic Baylor team that entered the game as the No. 6 ranked team in the nation here Wednesday in its ...

Kristy Wallace
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Wallace scores 20, No. 6 Baylor routs McNeese State 95-34, After a long layoff, coaches usually are concerned about their teams showing rust in the early part of their next game.

Any fears Baylor coach Kim Mulkey might have had were quickly eased Wednesday, thanks to some of her veteran players.

Kristy Wallace scored 20 points and No. 6 Baylor opened on a 27-3 run to rout McNeese State 95-34.

"I think we came out well," Wallace said. "We ran the floor really hard, especially with Alexis (Morris) at the point to begin the game. I think we did have lapses during the game where we weren't fully there defensively. But I think we came back ready to play, and the girls did well."

Volleyball

Volleyballs Katie Staiger Named Senior CLASS All-American - Baylor University Official Athletic Site, Baylor volleyball senior outside hitter Katie Staiger is a Second Team Senior CLASS All-American, Premier Sports Management announced Wednesday.

Baylor Volleyball Lands Three AVCA All-America Selections - Baylor University Official Athletic Site, Baylor volleyball’s Shelly Fanning, Yossiana Pressley and Hannah Lockin were named 2017 AVCA Division I Honorable Mention All-Americans, released by the organization Wednesday morning.

Football

Football’s James Lynch Named ESPN Freshman All-American - Baylor University Official Athletic Site, Baylor football true freshman defensive tackle James Lynch was named an ESPN Freshman All-American on Monday. Lynch led all Big 12 freshmen with three sacks in 2017.

Baylor QB Zach Smith to transfer, WacoTrib, Sophomore quarterback Zach Smith confirmed Wednesday that he is planning to transfer from Baylor.

Grandview's Zach Smith to transfer from Baylor, CleburneTimesReview, Grandview’s Zach Smith is in the process of transferring from Baylor to resume his collegiate career elsewhere.

Women’s Tennis

WT Releases 2018 Schedule - Baylor University Official Athletic Site, Sixteenth-year head coach Joey Scrivano released the 2018 Baylor women’s tennis schedule on Monday afternoon. The Lady Bears will play 15 matches in Waco at Hurd Tennis Center or Hawkins Indoor Tennis Center.

Legends

Former Baylor DB Xavien Howard named AFC Defensive Player of the Week, DieHards, Xavien Howard is having an incredible month for the Miami Dolphins.

Former Baylor QB Bryce Petty ready for his chance as Jets' starting QB, KSAT, Bryce Petty is getting another chance to prove to the New York Jets that he can be their quarterback of the future.

Saints taking cautious approach on Jets quarterback Bryce Petty | NOLA.com, Petty, a third-year pro, draws the start against Saints in Week 15