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Daily Bears Reports 3/2: Motley Makes Wooden Top 10, Lady Bears Earn All-Big 12 Honors, Shock Linwood Interview

Motley is a Wooden Semifinalist

NCAA Basketball: West Virginia at Baylor Sean Pokorny-USA TODAY Sports


Johnathan Motley is making lists:

As I noted a week ago:

Johnathan Motley was the 130th ranked player in his high school class. He would be an All-American, if the season ended today. The best player Scott Drew has ever had gives the Bears a chance to finally make another Final Four.

Fank reminds us that this is Mach!:

This Baylor team has a chance to do something incredibly special in March. With one of the best players in college basketball in Motley, a jack of all trades senior leader in Ish Wainright, a backcourt that appears to be surging at the right time, and a head coach who is actually good at being a head coach (gasp!), the pieces are in place to make a run at Baylor's first Final Four since 1950. Now we just let the March roulette wheel take shape and let the chips fall where they may.

The Lady Bears had a number of players make the All Big-12 teams. There were several snubs, and somehow, Kim Mulkey was not named coach of the year. But congratulations to Kalani Brown, Lauren Cox, Alexis Prince and Nina Davis for making an All Big 12 team.

Alexis Prince was Big 12 Player of the Week. From

Redshirt senior guard Alexis Prince picked up the first Big 12 Player of the Week honor of the season after her performance at No. 19/16 Oklahoma on Monday night.

Prince led the Lady Bears in scoring with 24 points, registering her fourth 20-point scoring effort of the season and the fifth of her career. With her 19th point in the game, Prince reached the 1,000-career point milestone. She is the 32nd player in Baylor women’s basketball history to accomplish the feat.


David Smoak has a great interview with Shock Linwood. Give it a listen:

The Bears have a new coach:


Kendall Rogers of D1 Baseball has this on the Bears:

But right now, it’s impossible to not see the progress the Bears have made since last season, when they struggled to establish any sort of consistency and finished the campaign with a 24-29 record. As it stands, the Bears are off to an outstanding 9-0 start, and that includes an impressive home series sweep over a South Alabama club that should finish the year as an NCAA tournament team.