clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Daily Bears Report 1/20/2018 New Receiver’s Coach, MBB & WBB both play today.

New, 1 comment

Receiver’s coach Frisman Jackson is new to Baylor but familiar face for Coach Rhule. Plus basketball, tennis, track, and scandal. Quiddich anyone?

NCAA Basketball: Oklahoma State at Baylor Ray Carlin-USA TODAY Sports

Today’s Events

Lady Bears Basketball

Cohen Helping No. 4 Lady Bears at Multiple Spots - Baylor University Official Athletic Site, Kim Mulkey doesn’t like asking her players to take on multiple positions.

But, when you only have nine players, it’s kind of a necessity.

This is nothing new, though, for 6-foot-2 Baylor senior Dekeiya Cohen. Originally recruited as a post player out of West Ashley High School in Charleston, S.C., Cohen has played at both wing and post and can defend any position on the court.

“At the time, it didn’t seem like a great thing, because I would have to try to learn both positions, the plays and everything,” Cohen said. “But as time went on, me getting the hang of it, it’s definitely helped me in the long run. It gives me my edge, really, just being versatile. I can be a mismatch for either position.”

You could certainly make the case that Cohen is the most valuable player this season for the fourth-ranked Lady Bears (16-1, 6-0), who host Kansas State (11-7, 3-4) at 6 p.m. Saturday in their Family Night game at the Ferrell Center.

Her value was never more evident than last Sunday’s 74-52 win at Oklahoma, when Cohen scored a team-high 16 points but more importantly guarded OU sharpshooter Gabbi Ortiz and 6-4 center Vionise Pierre-Louise.

“I thought she had one of her best performances of her career,” Mulkey said. “She guarded Pierre when Kalani (Brown) was sitting on the bench and (Lauren) Cox was playing behind her and wasn’t moving her feet. Dekeiya took it upon herself, ‘OK, Coach, I’ll guard her for you.’ And she banged with her. Then the next minute, we asked Dekeiya to go outside and guard, and she guarded out there.”

Continue reading . . .

Lady Bears have intimidating defense in Big 12, rank tops nationally, WacoTrib, Bill Fennelly thinks the game is lost before it even starts some times.

For Iowa State, according to the head coach, that happens most often against Baylor. Fennelly’s Cyclones opened up Wednesday night’s contest against the Lady Bears shooting 1-for-17 from the floor, the lowest scoring quarter in Baylor history by a Big 12 opponent.

“I think the Baylor on the front of their jerseys is kind of intimidating,” Fennelly said.

Lady Bears return home to face Kansas State, KWTX, The Baylor Lady Bears play at home this weekend for the first time in nearly three weeks when they host Kansas State.

Lady Bears look for season sweep of Wildcats | The Baylor Lariat, No. 4-ranked Baylor women’s basketball returns home to face Kansas State at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Ferrell Center.

The Lady Bears (16-1, 6-0) have won thirteen straight after dropping a road game to UCLA on Nov. 18.

Baylor hasn’t played a home game since Jan 3, having played three straight contests on the road.

Baylor head coach Kim Mulkey said the upcoming home stretch should be good for the team.

“We’ve been gone a while,” Mulkey said. “But it’s good to get back home for three out of the next four. Hopefully we’ll have a good crowd.”

BaylorBears.com WBB Hosts Kansas State Saturday - Baylor University Official Athletic Site Baylor University Official Athletic Site - Women's Basketball, The No. 4/4 Baylor Lady Bears (16-1, 6-0) welcome Kansas State (11-7, 3-4) to the Ferrell Center on Saturday, Jan. 20 for the second Big 12 matchup of the season.

Tipoff is set for 6 p.m. (CT).

As a part of the team's annual Family Night, the Lady Bears and their families will be recognized at center court at halftime of the game.

Saturday is also the We Back Pat contest. To raise awareness for the Pat Summitt Foundation, both teams will wear We Back Pat t-shirts and take a photo on the court prior to the game.

Baylor lunch bags will be given to the first 250 kids in attendance.

Saturday's game will be broadcast on Fox Sports Southwest (FSSW) and the Fox Sports Go app. Kris Radcliffe (play-by-play) and Jim Haller (analyst) will call the action. Fans can also listen to Rick May (play-by-play) and Lori Fogleman (analyst) on the Baylor Sports Network, IMG College and 92.9FM in Waco.

K-State Visits (4/4) Baylor on Saturday, KansasStateAthletics, Kansas State visits (4/4) Baylor on Saturday for a 6 p.m., tipoff in Waco. Saturday's game will be the 1,500th game in K-State's history.

K-State was unable to hold back Oklahoma on Wednesday, as the Wildcats dropped a 76-71 decision to the Sooners. K-State held a two-point lead entering the final quarter, but Oklahoma shot 75.0 percent from the field to secure the win.

The Wildcats pocketed a season-high 14 steals on Wednesday, the most since carding 14 at West Virginia on Feb. 15, 2017.

Sophomore Peyton Williams finished with a game-high 23 points on 10-of-17 shooting, eight rebounds, one block and one steal. Williams, an All-Big 12 candidate, leads K-State in 20 point games this season with four.

For the season, the product of Topeka, Kansas, is averaging 14.1 points on a .556 field goal percentage with 7.3 rebounds. She has set career season-highs in nine statistical categories.

At a glance: K-State women at No. 4 Baylor, themercury, It remains to be seen whether Shaelyn Martin will play against the Bears on Saturday.

Midway though the fourth quarter of Wednesday’s loss to Oklahoma, Martin sustained an ankle injury and did not return to the game. Martin has started all 18 games this season, averaging 30.1 minutes per game. Martin can fill up the stat sheet for the Wildcats. She is averaging six points and 7.4 rebounds per outing, while handing out 72 assists and recording 36 steals. She has also drawn a school-record 84 career charges.

Man Bears Basketball

Kansas Jayhawks vs Baylor Bears Preview - Rock Chalk Talk, Kansas returns to Allen Fieldhouse as a first place team, and takes on a Baylor team that in a lot of ways is KU’s total inverse. The Bears currently have the last ranked offense in the Big 12, but...

Men's Hoops Travels to No. 10 Kansas - Baylor University Official Athletic Site, Baylor men's basketball is headed to Lawrence, Kan., to face No. 10 Kansas on Saturday night. Tipoff is scheduled for 5:05 p.m. CT on ESPN and WatchESPN.

No. 10 Kansas set to host Baylor Saturday | University of Kansas Athletics, No. 10/10 Kansas (15-3, 5-1) returns home to host Baylor (12-6, 2-4) on Saturday, Jan. 20 inside Allen Fieldhouse. Kansas is coming off its 10th-straight regular-season win against a top-10 team with its 71-66 victory at No. 6/7 West Virginia, Jan. 15. The Jayhawks and Bears will tip-off at 5 p.m. (CT) on ESPN with Rich Hollenberg (play-by-play) and Fran Fraschilla (analyst) calling the action.

Baylor basketball hits the road looking to upset Kansas and get a critical win for NCAA tournament hopes, BearsIllustrated, Bears hit the road against Kansas looking for a big road win to get back into the NCAA tournament talks.

First-place Jayhawks to play Baylor at Allen, KansasCityStar, Kansas basketball coach Bill Self cautions that ‘one bad week’ can greatly damage a team’s hopes of winning the regular-season Big 12 title. The Jayhawks, 5-1 in the league, meet Baylor, 2-4, at 5 p.m. Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse.

Game day Breakdown: No. 10 KU basketball vs. Baylor, KUsports, The last time the Kansas basketball team was on the court, it used every ounce of energy and physical and emotional toughness it had to come back from 16 down in a road victory over West Virginia on Big Monday.

The win was huge and the aftermath was even bigger, with analysts and fans nationwide proclaiming that the Kansas that everybody knew and loved and that had won 13 Big 12 titles in a row was back and that they were foolish for ever having doubted the Jayhawks.

Be that as it may, don't expect that kind of talk to have been commonplace inside the KU locker room this week. The Jayhawks, though pleased to have some time off to recover from the emotional win, have not been thinking too much about what just happened and, instead, have been focusing on the future and what they need to do to get better.

Continue reading . . .

College Sports: In a Big 12 race packed with contenders, the road to a title still goes through Lawrence, SportsDay, As Big 12 play began last month, Kansas looked perhaps as vulnerable as it had for a long while in the men's basketball race. A week ago, four...

Tennis

Baylor tennis opens spring slate as men host UMKC, WacoTrib, Matt Knoll isn’t sure his guys can count. The Baylor men’s tennis coach said Thursday afternoon that if every Bear tennis player was lined up and asked if he would

BU women's tennis postponed, WacoTrib, Due to expected poor weather conditions, the Baylor women’s tennis spring season opener at Rice has been postponed. The match, originally scheduled for Sunday at 11 a.m. (CT), has been

WT Opener Postponed Due to Weather Conditions - Baylor University Official Athletic Site, Due to expected poor weather conditions, the Baylor women’s tennis spring season opener at Rice has been postponed. The match, originally scheduled for Sunday at 11 a.m. (CT), has been rescheduled for March 6 at 5 p.m. (CT) in Houston, Texas.

Men's Tennis Ready for Dual-Match Season Opener - Baylor University Official Athletic Site, The 11th-ranked Baylor men's tennis team will open its 2018 dual-match season by welcoming UMKC to a doubleheader at the Hurd Tennis Center on Saturday at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. CT.

Track & Field

Baylor track and field teams to compete at A&M, WacoTrib, The Baylor track and field teams will venture to College Station for their second meet of the season, competing in the Texas A&M Quadrangular on Saturday.

Football

Frisman Jackson hired as Baylor’s WRs coach, NBCSports, This marks Jackson's second Power Five job, with the first coming at NC State four years ago.

Baylor Hires Frisman Jackson as Wide Receivers Coach - Baylor University Official Athletic Site, Former NFL coach and player Frisman Jackson has been hired as Baylor football’s wide receivers coach, head coach Matt Rhule announced Friday.

Athletics

Baylor Student-Athletes Honored for Fall Academic Success - Baylor University Official Athletic Site, After securing a 3.0 grade point average (GPA) or better for the 19th consecutive semester, Baylor student-athletes received further recognition for their academic prowess from Baylor University and the Big 12 Conference on Friday.

Scandal

Brann's is a tale of satire and gunfire, HoustonChronicle, At a time when journalists in this country are under fire, it's interesting to recall what happened in Texas in the latter years of the 19th century when a fiery journalist's pen and Southern Baptist brimstone met with fatal results.

Satire. That's what you call it. But answer me this: When does satire bleed into calumny of the cruelest, most vicious sort? You can talk all you want about First Amendment rights and freedom of the press, but wait until you and yours are the targets. Wait until institutions deserving of our deepest devotion and respect feel the rapier prick of the satirist's vile pen. Then we'll see how high-minded you are.