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Daily Bears Report 12/29/2017 - Bears at Red Raiders

Baylor MBB Takes on Texas Tech Today. Lady Bears down Wildcats. Rhule on Roll.

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Today’s Event

Men's Basketball, at Texas Tech, 7:00 PM, Gametracker, Listen Baylor/IMG, Listen ESPN/KRZI, Watch FCS

Men’s Basketball

Bears face Red Raiders in Top 25 matchup, WacoTrib, For the first time in 135 games in a series dating back to 1937, both Baylor and Texas Tech will be ranked in the Top 25 when they open Big 12 play at 7 p.m. Friday at United Supermarkets Arena in Lubbock.

Though the No. 18 Bears and No. 22 Red Raiders have enjoyed similar seasons, they’re vastly different teams.

No. 22 Red Raiders host No. 18 Bears in Big 12 opener for both squads Friday night, LubbockAvalancheJournal, It may become a broken record at some point, but the Texas Tech men’s basketball team is entering yet another season.

No. 18 MBB Opens Big 12 Play at No. 22 Texas Tech - Baylor University Official Athletic Site, No. 18 Baylor men's basketball opens Big 12 Conference play at No. 22 Texas Tech on Friday night.

The game will tip off at 7 p.m. CT and will be televised live on Fox College Sports from United Supermarkets Arena in Lubbock.

BU and Tech split the season series each of the last two years.

Red Raider Preview: No. 18 Baylor, TexasTechAthletics, The Red Raiders (11-1, 0-0 Big 12) picked up nine of their 11 nonconference wins by 20 or more points and lead the nation with a 23.0 points per game scoring margin.

Texas Tech secured victories over an ACC opponent (Boston College – 75-64), a ranked Big 10 opponent (No. 20 Northwestern – 85-49) and the preseason Mountain West favorite (No. 22 Nevada – 82-76) to highlight nonconference action.

Friday's matchup marks the fourth time in program history that the Red Raiders will host a ranked opponent as a ranked team. Two of the three previous matchups came during the 2003-04 season. Then No. 22 Texas Tech registered a 67-47 rout of No. 11 Oklahoma on Jan. 19, 2004.

No. 18 Baylor opens Big 12 play at No. 22 Texas Tech (Dec 29, 2017) | FOX Sports, Baylor and Texas Tech don't have to wait any longer to find out how their nonconference schedules prepared them for the rigors of Big 12 play.

The Big 12 preview: Who will finish on top? - Viva The Matadors, Get a good look at all 10 Big 12 teams right here, right now.

Women’s Basketball

No. 6 Baylor dominates Kansas State in 88-58 victory - The Washington Post, Baylor coach Kim Mulkey is always a bit nervous when starting off the conference slate, especially when it’s the first game after a lengthy break.

No. 6 Lady Bears dominate Big 12 opener over Kansas State, 88-58, WacoTrib, Kim Mulkey said earlier in the week that she would learn a lot about her team as No. 6 Baylor headed to Kansas State to open Big 12 play.

Thursday night inside Bramlage Coliseum, the Lady Bears upped their game as the conference season began. The balance was there offensively, and the dominant defense was there from the start as Baylor topped Kansas State, 88-58, to open Big 12 play 1-0.

No. 6 WBB Dominates K-State in Big 12 Opener - Baylor University Official Athletic Site, Starting conference play on the road with six underclassmen, and coming off an extended Christmas break, Baylor coach Kim Mulkey was nervous going into Thursday's game at Kansas State.

K-State women drop Big 12 opener to No. 6 Baylor, TopekaCapitalJournal, Baylor has won seven consecutive Big 12 Conference regular season women’s basketball titles and looks more than capable of extending that streak to eight in a row.

Baylor women rout Kansas State to start conference, tdtnews, MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kalani Brown scored 20 points on 7-of-10 shooting to lead No. 6 Baylor to an 88-58 victory over Kansas State on Thursday night in the Big 12 opener for both teams.

The Lady Bears hammered the Wildcats (8-3, 0-1) in the paint and scored 48 points inside.

No. 9 WVU women remain undefeated with 87-82 win at TCU, NewsTribune, Naomi Davenport had 32 points, Teana Muldrow had 20 points with 17 rebounds and the No. 9 West Virginia women remained undefeated.

Football

Rivals.com - Baylor first to offer talented youngsters Barlow & Sylvester, The emotion on the field at AT&T stadium was clear after Newton’s dominating win against Gunter for the Eagles’ fourth state championship in school history.

The victory was underscored by the efforts of an impressive group of underclassmen that paced Newton on to the 40-16 result. In addition to the efforts on both sides of the ball by athlete Josh Foster and Tamauzia Brown, the names many were talking about following the game were 2019 running back Darwin Barlow and 2020 defensive end James Sylvester.

A year after Matt Rhule got his first commitment, the Bears are still going full speed ahead on the recruiting trail., BearsIllustrated, One year after Matt Rhule got his first commitment at Baylor, we take a look at the 47 recruits signed for the Bears.

Baylor/TCU fight ranked among top videos of season, StarTelegram, The scrum between TCU and Baylor was ranked among the top five video moments of the season by the Fox College Football Twitter handle.

TCU-Baylor fight ranked as top-5 CFB video of 2017 by FOX Sports, DieHards, Several players were disciplined by the Big 12 following the incident on Nov. 24 in Fort Worth.

Legends

Former Baylor QB challenged for Jets job, KXXV, Bryce Petty remains the New York Jets' starting quarterback, and will be under center against the New England Patriots on Sunday.