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Daily Bears Report 2/6- Football, hoops, and wins!

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NCAA Basketball: Kansas State at Baylor Erich Schlegel-USA TODAY Sports

Football

Baylor has a new quarterback coach. From Mark:

Tonight, with Atlanta’s Matt Ryan sporting a perfect passer rating in the Super Bowl (as of this moment, anyway), ESPN 1660 in Waco is reporting that one of the final two open spots, QB coach, will be filled by his former mentor, Glenn Thomas. Thomas served as the OC at Temple last year under Rhule and coached QBs there the year before after spending 2012-2014 as the Falcons’ QB coach and 2008-2011 as an offensive assistant in Atlanta.

It’s never too early to start offering guys in the 2019 class:

Basketball

The basketball team lost a couple of close games last week. Will Schreefer of Fansided broke down Baylor’s clutch play and trying to untangle that from a favorable variance:

This helps unpack a bit of how the Bears have run out to a 20-2 record this year — they have been simply outstanding in the clutch. This can be seen, by proxy, in KenPom’s luck rating — Baylor is currently rated as the 37th ‘luckiest’ team in the country. But that understates their performance in close games.

When the game is within six points in the last five minutes of the second half or OT, Baylor is outscoring its opponents by FIFTY points per 100 possessions. This includes 78 offensive possessions, and 66 defensive possessions. Their offense scores nearly 1.4 points per possession, and the defense is very stingy, allowing just 0.89 points per possession, with defensive effective field goal percentage of 31.

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Baylor equestrian handled Oklahoma State. From KWTX:

The Baylor equestrian team (9-2, 3-1 Big 12), competing in its first competition since taking over the No. 1 rank in the national poll, swept every event in a dominating win over the No. 4 Oklahoma State Cowgirls (4-2, 2-1 Big 12) on Saturday afternoon at the Willis Family Equestrian Center.

With a 15-4 win, the Bears handed OSU its largest margin of defeat in its program history.

Running in both the covered and the Western arenas simultaneously, the competition opened with fences and reining.

Baylor men’s tennis beat Texas A&M, again. From baylorbears.com:

For the second time in 2017, the 14th-ranked Baylor men’s tennis team beat No. 20 Texas A&M 4-0 Sunday in a neutral site contest at the Downtown Club at the Met.

Eight days ago on Jan. 28 then 21st-ranked Baylor took down No. 15 Texas A&M, 4-3, in College Station. However, Sunday’s match took one hour less than that contest.

Baylor women’s tennis knocked off Washington. From baylorbears.com:

The Baylor women’s tennis team earned a hard-fought victory against Washington, 4-3, to remain undefeated in the dual-match season on Sunday inside Hawkins Indoor Tennis Center.

Sic ‘Em!