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Daily Bears Reports 5/18- Tennis, Hoops and Football

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NCAA Basketball: NCAA Tournament-Second Round-Baylor vs USC Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Baylor tennis battles Texas in the Round of 16 in the NCAA Tournament. From Baylorbears.com:

For the 15th-time in the last 16 years, the Baylor men’s tennis team will play in the NCAA Tennis Championships Round of 16.

The seventh-ranked Bears will take on No. 10 Texas at 8 a.m. CT Thursday in round of 16 action at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex in Athens, Ga.

Baylor swept Lamar and No. 26 Cornell over the weekend in Waco at the Hurd Tennis Center to advance to the NCAA final site.

Baylor beat Texas, 4-1, in Austin on April 12 in Big 12 regular season play.

Baylor baseball keeps winning. From Baylorbears.com:

Baylor baseball earned a 10-0 win over UTSA on Tuesday evening at Roadrunner Stadium. The Bears (33-17) used four pitchers to post a shutout of the Roadrunners (28-23).

ESPN’s Jake Trotter says Baylor has the second worst defensive back group in the Big 12:

The indefinite suspension to safety Travon Blanchard was a major offseason blow to the Bears. Blanchard was arguably their best defensive player returning. Taion Sells, Chance Waz and Davion Hall will have to step up.

NBA.com has a nice look at Taurean Prince:

Prince flashed potential in just about every facet of basketball in his rookie season. He made threes, hitting 32.4 percent from long-distance (and 34.8 percent after getting slotted into the playing rotation in mid-February). When teams began to close out on his threes, he countered with a viciously-quick attack off the dribble to the basket, where he could finish with either hand. As a pick-and-roll ballhandler, he made far more plays than any rookie forward should.