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Daily Bears Report 12/4/2017 - Football Recruiting Weekend

Ten recruits visited Baylor football. MBB takes on Sam Houston State. Lady Bears thwart Stanford.

Oct 21, 2017; Waco, TX, USA; Baylor Bears head coach Matt Rhule questions a call during the first half against the West Virginia Mountaineers at McLane Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ray Carlin-USA TODAY Sports
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Men’s Basketball

No. 16 Bears aim for turnaround against Bearkats | Baylor Men's Basketball |, After losing the last two games to No. 21 Xavier and No. 8 Wichita State, the No. 16 Bears will play a stretch of five straight games in the next two weeks against unranked nonconference opponents beginning with Sam Houston State at 7 p.m. Monday at the Ferrell Center.

Struggling Baylor looks to bounce back vs. Sam Houston St. (Dec 04, 2017) | FOX Sports, The Baylor Bears experienced a rough week.

Now Sam Houston State comes into the Ferrell Center to challenge the Bears. The Bearkats (5-3) are no doubt aware that Baylor is struggling to find its identity in a rocky season so far.

Men's Hoops Hosts Sam Houston State - Baylor University Official Athletic Site, Baylor men's basketball looks for its sixth win of the season when it hosts Sam Houston State on Monday night at the Ferrell Center. The game is scheduled to tip off at 7:05 p.m. CT and will be televised on Fox Sports Southwest-Plus and Fox Sports Go.

Kats to battle Baylor on Monday - Sam Houston State Bearkats Athletics, The Sam Houston State Bearkats will get their toughest test of the season on Monday when they hit the road for a clash with No. 16 Baylor at the Ferrell Center.

The Kats are winners of three in a row after closing out the Great Alaska Shootout with a win over Santa Clara and following it up with two wins last week in Huntsville. They have done it behind a stingy defense that is allowing just 58.5 points per game, a mark that currently ranks sixth in the nation.

Christopher Galbreath Jr. leads the Kats in both scoring and rebounding after posting double-doubles in each game last week against Schreiner and St. Thomas.

Kats cruise past St. Thomas, 77-54 - Sam Houston State Bearkats Athletics, Christopher Galbreath Jr. registered his second-straight double-double and four Sam Houston State players finished in double-figures as part of a 77-54 victory against St. Thomas.

Sam Houston returns to action on Monday, opening a brief two-game road trip at Baylor. Tipoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. from the Ferrell Center with the game being broadcast on Fox Sports Southwest Plus.

Women’s Basketball

No. 9 Lady Bears Roll Past No. 16 Stanford - Baylor University Official Athletic Site, Baylor coach Kim Mulkey hasn't always been happy with the energy her starting lineup plays with to start games.

When Stanford's defense came out in a man-to-man defense and a post player behind her, Baylor junior All-American Kalani Brown's eyes immediately lit up.

"I didn't think they would play behind," the 6-foot-7 Brown said. "They're more of a three-quarter team. So, when they did play behind, I thought, `Wow, take advantage of it.'''

And she did . . . all day.

Brown dominates as No. 9 Lady Bears thwart No. 16 Stanford, wacotrib, There wasn’t much Stanford could do.

Kalani Brown continued to score at will against a Cardinal team ranked 16th in the country as the junior center finished with 28 points in Baylor’s 81-57 victory Sunday afternoon inside the Ferrell Center.

“Even with some things that they did – they called sandwich, where they put one in front and one behind – I was trying to find ways to get open. It took me a few plays to figure it out. But, as we went, I was just trying to figure out their defenses.”

Stanford women prove no match for No. 9 Baylor - SFGate, A month into the season, the No. 16 Stanford women’s basketball team is barely above .500. That’s almost unheard of in the Tara VanDerveer era.

Against Baylor (7-1), which was cheered on by a season-best crowd of more than 8,000 fans, the Cardinal struggled to find anything inside and made only 20 of 68 shots (29 percent), including just 10 of 38 three-point attempts (26 percent). Stanford didn’t lead, and after the first quarter the closest it got to the lead was eight points with 8:14 to go in the third.

“Kristy Wallace, no turnovers, almost played 40 minutes in the game, almost had a triple-double,” Baylor coach Kim Mulkey said. “She didn’t try to do too much, she made the right passes, she made hustle plays. She may have had her finest game in her career at Baylor.”

Brice Cherry: Wins over Stanford, Kentucky could have lasting benefits for Lady Bears, wacotrib, During the grind of a college basketball season, it helps to suffer from short-term memory loss.

Win a game, lose a game. Either way, let it marinate for a moment, then forget about it. You’ll have another one in a matter of days.

The Lady Bears will practice again Monday. They’ll be back on the court for another game on Tuesday, as North Dakota comes to town. It’ll be time to turn the page again, as Kentucky and Stanford will be but a memory.

Stanford’s VanDerveer rips team after Baylor debacle — vows changes - Swish Appeal, No. 9 Baylor stormed past No. 16 Stanford behind the performance of Kalani Brown who had a game-high 28 points and Lauren Cox who contributed 15 points and 15 rebounds.

Three minutes into the game Baylor (7-1) was ahead 9-0, and the atmosphere inside the arena was giving the Lady Bears all of the energy they needed. Stanford (5-4) was playing sloppy, throwing the ball away, missing shots and losing rebounds to the height of Baylor’s Brown and Lauren Cox.

Track & Field

Anna West Soars For Top-Three 5K Time at Boston Season Opener - Baylor University Official Athletic Site Baylor University Official Athletic Site - Track & Field, Two weeks after her All-America finish at the 2017 NCAA Cross Country Championships, sophomore Anna West posted the third-fastest 5,000-meter time in program history at the Boston University Season Opener Saturday in Boston, Mass.


Trib All-Big 12 Football Team: Mayfield, Boesen receive top honors, wacotrib, Though Baylor quarterback Charlie Brewer didn’t play until the fifth game of the season against Kansas State and didn’t start until the ninth game, he’s the Tribune-Herald’s freshman of the year.

Brewer put up solid numbers as a true freshman as he completed 68.1 percent of his passes for 1,562 yards and 11 touchdowns with just four interceptions. The former Lake Travis High School star guided the Bears to their only win against Kansas, a 38-9 decision on Nov. 4 in Lawrence as he hit 23 of 29 passes for 315 yards and three touchdowns.

“Charlie is a good quarterback and he has a bright future,” said Baylor coach Matt Rhule. “He’s a guy who can move around and extend the play. I do think Charlie’s biggest asset would be his accuracy, and that was in high school, and it shows up again here in college.”

Baylor hosted 10 recruits this weekend for official visits, so what did they have to say about their time in Waco?, BearsIllustrated, The Bears hosted 10 recruits this weekend on official visits. What did the commits and top targets have to say after their visit?

Inside a big football recruiting weekend at Baylor, BearsIllustrated, Matt Rhule and the Bears staff brought in many of their commits and a few top targets.

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