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Daily Bears Report 12/5/2017 - MBB Bounces Back. Bears Offering East Texas Running Back.

MBB wins! WBB takes on North Dakota. Football on 2019 recruiting trail. Bryce Hager steps up for the Rams.

Nov 28, 2017; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Baylor Bears guard Manu Lecomte (20) goes to the basket against Xavier Musketeers guard Paul Scruggs (1) during the first half at the Cintas Center. Mandatory Credit: Frank Victores-USA TODAY Sports
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Today’s Event

Women's Basketball, vs North Dakota, 7:00 PM CT, Gametracker, Listen, Watch

In the Polls

Bears and Lady Bears on the move in national polls, KWTX, The Baylor Lady Bears moved up one spot this week in the national polls while the Bears dropped a bit after a pair of tough losses.

Women’s Basketball

WBB Hosts North Dakota Tuesday - Baylor University Official Athletic Site, The No. 8/9 Baylor Lady Bears (7-1) host North Dakota (4-2) inside the Ferrell Center on Tuesday, Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. (CT). It is the third of four games in the team’s two-week home stand.

Fans can tune in to Rick May (play-by-play) and Lori Fogleman (analyst) on the Baylor Sports Network, IMG College and 1660AM or 99.1FM in Waco on Tuesday. There will be a live web stream of the game available on Baylor All-Access.

No. 8 Lady Bears grooving at right time, WacoTrib, When asked what she learned about her team after No. 8 Baylor topped then-ranked No. 20 Kentucky and No. 16 Stanford by an average of 25.5 points, Kim Mulkey's answer was quick.

“We’re pretty good,” the Baylor head coach said. “Don’t look at numbers. Don’t make excuses for us. I don’t usually play but eight or nine, anyway. If you can play, you can be on that floor. The only thing a small bench does is it eliminate some things in drills in practice. You look at 1 through 9 on my roster, those kids can play. And they’re all going to play and they’re all going to contribute. I think it also makes them have a stronger camaraderie and bond and a closeness than maybe a larger team.”

UND women's basketball team to play at No. 8 Baylor | Grand Forks Herald, During the past few seasons, UND's nonconference schedule in women's basketball overall has been challenging. There haven't been many scheduling layups for the Fighting Hawks as they prepared for the Big Sky Conference season.

Tonight, UND takes its nonconference scheduling to a new level.

The Fighting Hawks will take on No. 8 Baylor in Waco, Texas. Baylor will be the highest-ranked opponent UND has played since the program moved to Division I in 2008.

Klabo posts another monster line in win over UNI - UNDsports.com: Official Web Site of University of North Dakota Athletics, GRAND FORKS, N.D--

Junior Lexi Klabo recorded her ninth career double-double on the way to a personal-best 29 points while adding 15 rebounds and seven blocked shots as host North Dakota dispatched Northern Iowa, 80-72, Saturday afternoon in non-conference play at the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center.

Fallyn Freije also chipped-in with her fifth career double-double (18 points, 11 rebounds) as the Fighting Hawks etched their fourth consecutive win.

North Dakota heads to ninth-ranked Baylor for a Tuesday contest. The game is set for a 7:00 p.m. start from Waco, Texas.

Baylor uses 25-8 first quarter to beat women’s basketball | Stanford Daily, No. 16 Stanford women’s basketball (5-4) fell to a No. 9 Baylor (7-1) team that was better in every aspect of the game.

The Bears outscored the Cardinal 81-57 behind 28 points from Kalani Brown and double-doubles from Lauren Cox and Kristy Wallace.

Baylor started the game with a 9-0 run en route to a 25-8 first quarter and Stanford was never able to cut into an always extending lead.

Men’s Basketball

No. 23 MBB Defeats Sam Houston State, 84-56 - Baylor University Official Athletic Site , Sam Houston State's plan to pack its defense inside and make the 23rd-ranked Baylor Bears beat them from outside backfired on the Bearkats.

No. 23 Bears hammer Sam Houston State, 84-56, WacoTrib, After losing a grueling Top 25 matchup to Wichita State, Baylor was anxious to step back on the court as quickly as possible.

No. 23 Baylor ends 2-game skid, 84-56 over Sam Houston State, USAToday, Jo Lual-Acuil had 15 points and 11 rebounds, leading six players who scored in double figures for No. 23 Baylor during an 84-56 victory over Sam Houston State

Baylor hands SHSU 84-56 loss in Waco | Sports | itemonline.com, The No. 22 Baylor Bears went wire to wire on Monday night, handing the Sam Houston State Bearkats an 84-56 loss at the Ferrell Center.

Baylor men beat Sam Houston 84-56, KWTX, The Baylor men bounced back from a tough weekend loss with an 84-56 win over Sam Houston State on Monday.

Football Recruiting

Baylor Bears First to Offer 2019 Running Back Darwin Barlow, 247Sports, A Big 12 program is the first offer for East Texas 2019 running back prospect Darwin Barlow ...

Baylor is starting to attack the 2019 recruiting class, and offers are going out to East Texas and #409, BearsIllustrated, The Bears focus has begun to shift to 2019, as they begin to extend more and more offers. Could East Texas and the #409 play a big role in the next class?

TE Daevon Robinson talks about upcoming visits to Rutgers and Baylor, 247Sports, Daevon Robinson shares his thoughts on his upcoming visits to Baylor and Rutgers.

Legends

Bryce Hager Steps Up at MLB in Sunday’s Win, TheRams, MLB Bryce Hager was tasked with stepping in for team captain Alec Ogletree in Sunday's win over the Cardinals.

Honorary Sailor Bear

Doris Miller statue to be unveiled in Thursday ceremony, WacoTrib, A 9-foot-tall bronze statue depicting the Waco-born World War II hero is set to be unveiled on the banks of the Brazos River on Thursday, which is Pearl Harbor Day.

Miller was the first black hero of World War II, and his story was used to recruit other African-Americans to the war effort. A mess attendant on the USS West Virginia stationed at Pearl Harbor, he dragged his injured captain to safety, then directed machine-gun fire at enemy aircraft as the ship sank.

He received the Navy Cross for his heroics, and recent decades have seen efforts to award him a posthumous Medal of Honor. He was later killed in combat while on a ship in the Pacific.

The 4 p.m. unveiling ceremony at Bledsoe-Miller Park will feature local dignitaries, Miller family relatives and former crew members of the now-decommissioned USS Doris Miller.