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Daily Bears Report 1/25/2018 - Texas vs. Baylor, 6:00 PM CT

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NCAA Womens Basketball: Big 12 Conference Tournament-Texas vs Baylor Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

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Women’s Basketball, vs. Texas, 6:00 PM CT, Gametracker, Listen, Watch ESPN2

Lady Bears Basketball

Top 10 Clash Ahead for No. 3/3 WBB - Baylor University Official Athletic Site, The No. 3/3 Baylor Lady Bears (17-1, 7-0) challenge the No. 6/6 Texas Longhorns (15-3, 6-1) inside the Ferrell Center TODAY, Jan. 25 at 6 p.m. (CT).

TODAY’s game will be broadcast live on ESPN2 and the Watch ESPN app with Adam Amin (play-by-play), Kara Lawson (analyst), Rebecca Lobo (analyst) and Holly Rowe (sideline) calling the action. Fans can also listen to Rick May (play-by-play) and Lori Fogleman (analyst) on the Baylor Sports Network, IMG College and 1660AM and 99.1FM in Waco.

No. 6 Women's Basketball preview: No. 3 Baylor - University of Texas Athletics, The rivalry is renewed between Texas and Baylor – two schools that are located 100 miles apart and boast a rich tradition in women's basketball.

The No. 6 Longhorns and the No. 3 Lady Bears meet on Thursday in Waco's Ferrell Center.

It marks the 95th meeting between the two teams in the history of the programs. The Longhorns lead the all-time series. 58-36. Texas beat Baylor 85-79 in Waco last season, snapping a 14-game losing streak to the Lady Bears, but Baylor won 70-67, in Austin. The Longhorns seek to win back-to-back games in Waco for the first time since 2009 and 2010.

Baylor enters Thursday's contest with an undefeated record in Big 12 play. The Lady Bears are coming off a 75-50 win against Kansas State on Saturday in Waco. Baylor ranks second nationally in field-goal percentage at 51.5 and is also the national leader in field-goal percentage defense at 30.2. This will also be a match-up of the top-two teams nationally in rebounding margin as Baylor ranks first at +19.7, while Texas is second at +14.2.

Junior center Kalani Brown is the national leader in field-goal percentage at 70.6 percent. She is leading her team in points per game at 21.7, while also contributing 9.3 rebounds per game and blocking 22 shots this season. Sophomore forward Lauren Cox has registered 15.1 points per game, a team-best 9.9 rebounds per game and is the Big 12 leader in blocked shots per game at 2.65.

No. 3 Baylor women posting up big with Brown and Cox, StephenHawkins, After combining for only 17 points and being in foul trouble in a recent game for No. 3 Baylor, Kalani Brown and Lauren Cox agreed they had to prove a point.

Brown named Naismith Trophy Women's Player of the Week, WacoTrib, Kalani Brown was named the Naismith Trophy Women’s Player of the Week on Tuesday after totaling 58 points in two games a week ago.

Lady Bears host Longhorns in battle of Big 12 giants | The Baylor Lariat, Baylor and Texas rank among the leaders in the country in scoring offense.

The Lady Bears are second with an average of 88.7 points per game, while the Longhorns sit at eighth, scoring 84.7 points per game.

Baylor senior guard Kristy Wallace said Texas does a great job of scoring in transition, so getting back on missed shots will be crucial for the defense.

“It’s gonna be a big key to winning the game,” Wallace said. “We’re gonna need to play good team defense and our transition defense is going to need to be really good because they run really hard and their offense in transition is really good.”

The Lady Bear defense has been dominant all season by allowing opponents to shoot just 30.2 percent from the field on average.

Lady Bears know they'll need to lock down UT's talented guards, BearsExtra, Alexis Morris doesn’t run from a challenge.

She charges it.

That’s what the Baylor guard said when asked about going up against the most talented backcourt she’s faced in her short career in Waco. While Morris answered the question — saying she knows it will be a challenge to contain the likes of Texas’s Brooke McCarty, Ariel Atkins and Lashann Higgs — Kim Mulkey sat to the freshman’s left and grinned.

“I’ve said all along, Texas has the most talent in the league,” the Baylor head coach said. “They have the most depth in the league. Two outstanding guards, actually three outstanding guards, but two senior guards in McCarty and Atkins and, of course, Higgs is probably the most improved player from her freshman year to her junior year. It’s going to be a very good basketball game, I hope.”

PODCAST: Rebecca Lobo discusses Baylor-Texas, UConn/Mississippi State and more, Howard Megdal is joined by ESPN broadcaster Rebecca Lobo to talk about the upcoming Thursday night showcase game on ESPN2 between Texas and Baylor.

No. 6 Texas, No. 3 Baylor square off in what may be women's college basketball's best rivalry, Statesman, Texas-Baylor gained legs last season when the Horns beat the Lady Bears 85-79 in Waco, snapping Baylor’s 14-game winning streak over Texas.

“It was a definite confidence-builder, and it needed to happen for anyone to call this a rivalry,” Aston said Wednesday. The Texas coach said the seeds to the rivalry were planted when they were members of the old Southwest Conference.

Yet it’s difficult to say anyone took that matchup seriously, considering Jody Conradt’s UT program once held a 42-gae winning streak over Baylor between 1976 and 1997.

Baylor Lady Bears honor first responders, KWTX, Members of the Baylor Lady Bears basketball team spent time with first responders Tuesday just ahead of a game being played in their honor this week.

Track & Field

Football

A Look at each of the positions and how they performed for the 2017 football season, BearsIllustrated, A look back at the 2017 Baylor football season, through the eyes of statistics and ProFootballFocus.com.

2017 Rewind: First Look at the Baylor Quarterbacks, BearsIllustrated, A look at the 2017 Baylor football quarterbacks and how they stood up to each other, the Big 12, and the nation.

Meet the new members of Matt Rhule's Baylor coaching staff, SportsDay, Baylor finished 1-11 last season, which would usually lead to finding replacements for its coaching staff.

But the Bears are in a different position than most schools, as 2017 was the first season in a rebuilding process. The Bears have a top-25 recruiting class heading into 2018, thanks to a great recruiting effort by Matt Rhule and his coaching staff. Baylor does have some new faces that will be patrolling the sidelines in the fall, so let’s take a look at the new members of the staff: Continue Reading . . .

Acrobatics & Tumbling

A&T Meet Feb. 24 vs. Oregon to Air on FOX College Sports - Baylor University Official Athletic Site, Baylor acrobatics & tumbling’s Feb. 24 meet vs. Oregon at 7 p.m. CT will air on FOX College Sports, the program announced Wednesday.

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