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Daily Bears Report 1/17/2018 Lady Bears at Iowa State

Lady Bears are in Ames. MBB savors conference victory.

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Lady Bears Basketball

Lady Bears ready for second go-round against Cyclones, WacoTrib, The fourth-ranked Lady Bears — with their nation-leading margin of victory — hasn’t played from behind often this season.

For only the second time, and first since November, Baylor faced a deficit after the first quarter of play at Oklahoma.

“It was a good experience,” senior Kristy Wallace said. “I think it was good for the team to go through that. Handling adversity and being able to come out in the second half ready to go and ready to play. We just kept fighting. It was a grind.”

WBB Continues Big 12 Play on the Road - Baylor University Official Athletic Site, The No. 4/4 Baylor Lady Bears (15-1, 5-0) hit the road to face the Iowa State Cyclones (8-9, 2-4) for the second time this season on Jan. 17, 2018. The game is set for 8 p.m. (CT).

One of the hottest basketball teams in the country goes into one of the coldest places in the world when the fourth-ranked Baylor Lady Bears (15-1, 5-0) play Iowa State (8-9, 2-4) at 8 p.m. Wednesday at Hilton Coliseum in Ames, Iowa.

The wind-chill factor in Ames was 13-below zero Wednesday morning. But, by game time, the temperature outside the arena will warm up to a balmy 18 degrees.

"Maybe we'll leave the doors open a little bit longer Wednesday when they get here, let them enjoy the beautiful weather here in the Midwest," said Iowa State coach Bill Fennelly, the dean of Big 12 coaches now in his 23rd season.

Cyclones Return Home To Face No. 4 Baylor - Iowa State Athletics, Iowa State is looking for its first win over a top-5 team since topping No. 3 Baylor 76-71 on Feb. 28, 2015.

Junior Bridget Carleton is the only power-5 player in the nation leading her team in points, rebounds and assists. The Chatham, Ontario, Canada native is averaging 18.0 points, 7.1 boards and 3.7 assists. She is also averaging 2.4 steals per game and 1.0 blocks per contest.

Carleton is one of 20 players in the nation named to the Cheryl Miller Award Preseason Watch List, which honors the nation's top small forward. Carleton also earned honorable mention honors on the Big 12 preseason team for the 2017-18 season in addition to being a unanimous selection to the All-Big 12 postseason team in 2016-17.

Carleton has 1,094 career points, and is tied for 26th all-time in ISU history, just one away from passing Megan Ronhovde (1,094). Carleton eclipsed 1,000 career points in ISU's game vs. Kansas. She currently ranks seventh in school history in career scoring average, with 14.6 points per game, passing all-time great Megan Taylor (14.1), who sits in eighth.

Iowa State ranks first in the Big 12 and is in the top-50 in the nation in 3-pointers per game (8.4). The Cyclones have four players who have netted over 20 triples on the years so far, with Carleton and Adriana Camber leading the way with 32 and 30 respectively, followed by Emily Durr with 28 and Madison Wise with 23 on the season.

Lady Bears look to continue conference dominance at Iowa State, KXXV, Kim Mulkey's Lady Bears are making the trip to Ames, IA for a game against Iowa State. In five conference games so far, Baylor's average margin of victory is an astounding 35 points.

Women's Basketball: Cyclones hope Carleton's rest can spark her versus Baylor, AmesTribune, Iowa State women's basketball coach Bill Fennelly gave his star junior guard, Bridget Carleton, a strange set of instructions following the Cyclones' victory over Texas Tech on Saturday.

Fennelly wanted Carleton — notorious for getting in extra work at the Sukup Basketball Complex — to stay home on Sunday, an ISU off day, rather than spend time in the gym.

“I told her, if I see you in here on Sunday, I'm not going to play you (today),” Fennelly said. “I told her,

Four Named McDonald's All-Americans - Baylor University Official Athletic Site, The McDonald's All-American Games unveiled the official roster of 24 for the premier high school basketball all-star event, which will take place on March 28 at Atlanta Philips Arena at 4 p.m. (CT) on ESPN2. Baylor led the nation with four selections, including forward Aquira DeCosta (Sacramento, Calif.), center Queen Egbo (Houston, Texas), guard Honesty Scott-Grayson (Brick, N.J.) and forward NaLyssa Smith (Converse, Texas).


Brice Cherry: For NBA Bears, it's a golden age, WacoTrib
The thought bounced into my mind with the zip of a well-placed post entry pass, and it just lodged in there and stayed.

Upon contemplating it deeper and then applying a bit of research, I’m even more convinced of its truth.

Friends, we are living in a Golden Age of Baylor men’s basketball.


Baylor Head Coach Mason Hering Previews Bears' Matchup vs. Texas Tech, FloRugby, Baylor head coach Mason Hering looks ahead to the Bears' clash with Texas Tech live on FloRugby.

Red River Rugby Collegiate Conference, redriverrugby, The Red River Rugby collegiate conference was formed in 2014. It is a Division 1A Rugby conference. The conference was founded by seven universities: Baylor University, Louisiana State University, Oklahoma University, Texas A&M University, Texas Christian University, Texas Tech University, and The University of Texas at Austin. Since then, Arkansas University and the University of Houston have joined our ranks.


Baylor extends offers to two out of state defensive backs in Jeremiah Criddell and Tykee Smith, BearsIllustrated, The Baylor Bears extended two offers to out of state secondary players. What could the Bears see in each prospect?

Man Bears Basketball

Hot-shooting Lecomte guides Bears past Cowboys, 76-60, WacoTrib, After an ugly, almost unwatchable first half, two things brought the Baylor basketball team and the Ferrell Center crowd back to life Monday night.

MBB Races Past OSU in Second Half - Baylor University Official Athletic Site, Manu Lecomte scored 30 points, including seven three-pointers, as Baylor men's basketball defeated Oklahoma State, 76-60, Monday night at the Ferrell Center.