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Daily Bears Report - 12/2/2017 - Gameday for MBB & VB

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VB takes on Colorado in NCAA 2d Round Game. MBB takes on Shockers. Chris Platt has a fan club.

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Today’s Events

Volleyball

Baylor volleyball cruises past Miami, Ohio in NCAA Tournament opener | The Baylor Lariat, Hosting its first NCAA tournament game in program history, Baylor volleyball refused to let the moment get the best of it.

Bouncing Bears elevate over Miami, 3-0, in NCAA volleyball tourney | Baylor Volleyball | wacotrib.com, One of Ryan McGuyre’s deepest desires is to give his players “the greatest volleyball experience of their lives.”

BACK IN THE SWING OF IT, Baylor Official Athletic Site, Shelly Fanning has never had to look too far to find the silver lining in the darkest of clouds. She sees God’s blessings in even the toughest of times.

Just a year ago, Baylor’s 6-foot-2 middle blocker was sidelined with a stress reaction in her left shin and arthritis in her left foot. After earning Big 12 All-Freshman and second-team all-conference honors the year before, the sophomore from Cypress, Texas, had to sit out the entire 2016 season, including the Bears’ first NCAA tournament appearance in five years.

Still, Fanning said it was “just as special last year watching my teammates play the game they love. Being able to be a part of that in either role is pretty awesome.”

Men’s Basketball

BaylorBears.com 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 Athletics - Top 25 Showdown Pits Shockers vs. Bears, The Shockers try for their first true road win over a top-25 opponent since Feb. 11, 2012 when they upset No. 12 Creighton in Omaha, 89-68.

They've had only two other opportunities since then. A victory Saturday would be the program's first non-conference road win over a top-25 foe since the 2006-07 season under Mark Turgeon when they took down No. 20 LSU and No. 15 Syracuse on consecutive Saturdays... WSU is 12-16 against AP Top-25 teams under Marshall. That includes a 9-9 record since the start of the 2011-12 season when they began their run of NCAA Tournaments.

Since the start of the 2013-14, the Shockers own the most true road wins (41-6) and highest true road winning percentage (.872) in Division I. WSU has been the decade's best road team at 67-14 (.827) since the start of the 2010-11 campaign. Per Warren Nolan, WSU's six-game road winning streak is tied for the second-longest in Division I.

Women’s Basketball

WBB Readies for Another Top 25 Clash - Baylor University Official Athletic Site
The No. 9/9 Baylor Lady Bears (6-1) welcome No. 16/14 Stanford (5-3) for its second Top 25 clash of the week on Sunday, Dec. 3 at 1 p.m. (CT) inside the Ferrell Center. As a part of the the 12th annual Care Bear Drive, fans are encouraged to bring new stuffed animal bears and participate in the `Teddy Bear Toss' at halftime. Bears will be hand-delivered by Baylor student-athletes and representatives from Whataburger to McLane Children's Hospital Patients on Dec. 14.

Six Bears scored in double figures in victory, BearsIllustrated, Baylor (6-1) runs away from the Wildcats 90-63 Thursday night in Top-25 match up.

Football

Platt Makes Special Connection With Missouri Family - Baylor University Official Athletic Site, From a chance but impactful meeting this summer in Colorado Springs, Baylor receiver Chris Platt now has own fan club in Portageville, Mo.

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