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Daily Bears Report 12/17/2017 - MBB Hosts Savannah State

Baylor Men’s Basketball and Football Recruiting News

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Men’s Basketball

No. 21 MBB Hosts Savannah State on Sunday - Baylor University Official Athletic Site, No. 21-ranked Baylor men's basketball hosts Savannah State at 2 p.m. CT Sunday at the Ferrell Center. The game will be televised on Fox Sports Southwest and Fox Sports Go.

No. 21 Baylor ready to run vs. Savannah State - CBSSports, Most college basketball teams like to fill their nonconference schedules with a variety of opponents with different styles of play.

No. 21 Bears host Savannah State, WacoTrib, No. 21 Baylor vs. Savannah State.

The Bears are riding a three-game winning streak by beating Sam Houston State, Randall and Texas Southern. The Tigers are on a three-game losing streak with losses against William and Mary, Georgia Southern and Texas A&M.

Lual-Acuil Doesnt Want Basketball to Define Him - Baylor University Official Athletic Site, Jo Lual-Acuil watched last year as Johnathan Motley took over the “next man up” role with Baylor basketball when Taurean Prince left for the NBA.

Now, it’s the 7-footer’s turn. Lual-Acuil is averaging nearly a double-double every night with 14.3 points, 9.6 rebounds and 1.4 blocks per game for the 21st-ranked Bears (8-2).

“Mot left, and I felt like I needed to step up,” he said. “I think the biggest thing is just the coaches and the development they’ve helped me with especially this summer. I was in the gym a lot, and Coach (Scott) Drew just put me in great positions to be able to succeed. I credit all of this to the coaches and how much they believed in me and stayed with me and helped me get better.”

No. 21 MBB Races Past Texas Southern, 99-68 - Baylor University Official Athletic Site, Nuni Omot and Manu Lecomte each scored 22 points as No. 21 Baylor men's basketball defeated Texas Southern, 99-68, Thursday night at the Ferrell Center.

Tigers Fall to No. 9 Aggies - Savannah State Athletics, Javaris Jenkins scored 18 points as Savannah State dropped a 113-66 decision to 9th ranked Texas A&M in a game played at Reed Arena.

It was the third game in a row that Jenkins led the Tigers in scoring. Jenkins, a red-shirt senior, made 7 of 15 shots from the floor, a connected on four 3-pointers. He also had four rebounds, three assists, two blocks and two steals.

Zach Sellers and Dexter McClanahan added 10 points apiece. Alante Feener had a team-high six rebounds to go with his nine points.

The crowd of 6,339 saw Savannah State, who was playing their second contest of a seven game road stretch, shoot 33.8 percent from the field, 30 percent from beyond the arc and 57.1 percent from the free throw line.

Three takeaways through 10 games, as Baylor MBB forges into 2018 conference play, Bears Illustrated
A look at how the Bears basketball season has gone so far in 2017.

Soccer

SOC's James Named Scholar All-American - Baylor University Official Athletic Site, Baylor soccer junior midfielder Julie James was named to the 2017 United Soccer Coaches NCAA Division I Women’s Scholar All-America Second Team, announced Thursday by the association.

Track & Field

Football

Baylor Football: Taylor Young is 2017 defensive MVP for the Bears, A season ending quad injury to senior linebacker Taylor Young capped the college career of the best defender for Baylor football in 2017.

Baylor commitments ready for early signing date, WacoTrib, The first Wednesday in February has always been like Christmas to college football coaches.

That was the traditional date when players signed their national letter of intent and college coaches saw their long hours of recruiting finally come to fruition.

But that’s all changed now that the NCAA has instituted an early December signing period that will run Wednesday through Friday.

While the Feb. 7 signing date is still looming, most coaches expect the bulk of their commitments to sign in December.

Baylor is no exception as at least 15 of its 22 commitments in the 2018 class are expected to sign early. Baylor received its most recent commitment Saturday night from Miami Washington four-star receiver Tyquan Thornton who flipped from Florida.

Four-star wide receiver pledge Tyquan Thornton flips his commitment from Florida to Baylor, Gators lose a four-star wide receiver in the 2018 class.

Baylor Adds Tyquan Thornton: 4-star Wide Receiver and Former Florida Commit, He’s extremely quick ...

UMHB Football

Mount Union wins 2017 Stagg Bowl over Mary Hardin-Baylor - SBNation.com, The Purple Raiders won in stifling fashion.

Big play lifts Mount Union over Mary Hardin-Baylor in title game, Statesman, Justin Hill and D’Angelo Fulford have provided an offensive spark for Mount Union all season,...