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Daily Bears Report 1/3/18 - Lady Bears v Cyclones, CFP Committee Struggling to Defend No. 12 Ranking for UCF

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WBB v Iowa State, Ferrell Center, 7:00 PM, Salsa Nacho Making World News, Temple CB Coming to Baylor. MBB missed it by that much.

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Today’s Events

Women's Basketball, vs Iowa State, 7:00 PM CT, Ferrell Center, Gametracker, Listen, Listen Free, Watch FSSW+, Watch Baylor All Access

Lady Bears Basketball

BaylorBears.com No. 6/6 WBB Meets Iowa State Midweek - Baylor University Official Athletic Site, The No. 6/6 Baylor Lady Bears (12-1, 2-0) continue Big 12 Conference play at home on Wednesday, Jan. 3, as they take on the Iowa State Cyclones (7-6, 1-1) at 7 p.m. (CT) inside the Ferrell Center.

Lady Bears strong inside, but equally deadly from deep, WacoTrib, It’s no secret the Baylor Lady Bears dominate the paint. If that’s a surprise to anyone at this point in the season, they clearly haven’t been paying attention.

Daily Bears Report 01/01/2018 “It was all Baylor from there.” Happy New Year! - Our Daily Bears, Baylor Lady Bears deliver 97-49 drubbing to Texas Tech Lady Raiders.

Iowa State Hits The Road To Face No. 6 Baylor - Iowa State Athletics, The Iowa State women's basketball team (7-6 1-1 Big 12) is set to take on No. 6 Baylor (12-1, 2-0 Big 12) on Wednesday, Jan. 3 at 7 p.m. in Waco, Texas. Baylor leads the all-time series 24-7 and 13-1 in Waco. The Cyclones are looking for their first win in Waco since 1997, when they topped Baylor 88-43.

Cyclones face early Big 12 road test against dominant Baylor, IowaStateDaily, The Iowa State women's basketball team is searching for a huge upset over the Baylor Bears on Wednesday night in Waco, Texas.

Women's basketball: Cyclones set for tall task at Baylor, AmesTrib, The Baylor women's basketball team does not take names and certainly will not accept prisoners.

The No. 6 Bears (12-1, 2-0) are scoring 92 points per game on average and beating teams by 37.

The Bears are also the first Big 12 road game of the season for the Iowa State women's basketball team (7-6, 1-1), which is coming off a loss to Oklahoma at home.

“Whenever you play a team like this, the No. 1 thing is you've got to get the fear factor out of it,” Iowa State coach Bill Fennelly

ISU Rally Falls Short Against Oklahoma, 74-69 - Iowa State Athletics, Iowa State was unable to complete its comeback against Oklahoma, falling to the Sooners 74-69 Sunday afternoon at Hilton Coliseum.

The loss drops ISU to 7-6 overall and 1-1 in Big 12 play, while OU improves to 6-7 overall and 1-1 in league play.

The Cyclone effort was led by 21 points from Bridget Carleton, her 15th career game over 20 points. She was joined in double figures by Madison Wise (15) and Adriana Camber (12).

Man Bears Basketball

MBB Drops 81-78 Decision to No. 16 TCU in OT - Baylor University Official Athletic Site, Jo Lual-Acuil scored 28 points and pulled down 11 rebounds, but Baylor men's basketball lost a close one Tuesday night at the Ferrell Center, 81-78.

No. 16 TCU bounces back with 81-78 overtime win at Baylor, NBCSports, No. 16 TCU needed overtime to outlast Baylor for a Big 12 road win.

TCU rebounds from first loss with OT win at Baylor, USAToday, The No. 15 Horned Frogs recovered for an 81-78 overtime victory after seeing their school-record win streak end against Oklahoma.

Tennis

Baylor Mens Tennis Tabbed No. 11 in ITA Preseason Rankings - Baylor University Official Athletic Site
For the 10th time in the last 11 seasons, Baylor men’s tennis is a preseason top-15 team in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association rankings, released Wednesday afternoon by the organization.

WT Ranked No. 20 in Oracle/ITA Poll - Baylor University Official Athletic Site
The Baylor women’s tennis program begins the spring season ranked No. 20 nationally in the Oracle/ITA Division I Preseason Poll. The Lady Bears are third in the poll among Big 12 Conference teams, following No. 8 Texas Tech and No. 12 Texas.

Salsa Nacho

Former Baylor sensation, RB Silas Nacita returns to Germany's Marburg Mercenaries - American Football International, Silas Nacita, one of the leading running backs in the German Football League for the past two years, is returning to the Marburg Mercenaries for the 2018 season.

Nacita was the fourth leading rusher in the GFL in 2017 while playing for the Frankfurt Universewith 1,394 yards and 15 touchdowns but averaging 7.5 yards a carry. In 2016, his first year in Europe playing for the Mercenaries he rushed for 1,581 yards and 21 touchdowns, good for third in the country.

When the 5’11”, 200 lb former Baylor University standout originally signed in Germany withMarburg for the 2016 season, it created headlines throughout US college football and was even reported in Sports Illustrated.

Nacita’s background is decidedly unique.

Football

Temple CB Thomas coming to Baylor, WacoTrib, Temple University cornerback Derrek Thomas will transfer to Baylor for his final season of eligibility, according to reports.

Baylor lands Temple grad-transfer CB Derrek Thomas, DieHards, Thomas was originally recruited by Temple as one of the top wide receivers from the state of New York.

The Temple News | Temple football cornerback to transfer to Baylor University, Redshirt junior Derrek Thomas will play his final season at Baylor University for former Temple coach Matt Rhule, he announced on Tuesday.

National Championship Controversy

As UCF prepares a national title parade, CFP director defends its No. 12 ranking - CBSSports.com, UCF is making its case as the No. 1 team in the country after beating Auburn

UCF's playoff snub, national championship claim has precedent | SI.com, No parade or statement from the selection committee can fill UCF's void, putting the Knights among past aggrieved unbeatens who hoped to be agents of change.

UCF National Champions: The Case for a Split Title | Heavy.com, UCF is starting its campaign to be the write-in choice as national champions, but does the program have a case? We explore UCF's chances for a split title.

UCF football success raises stakes for new coach Josh Heupel’s 2018 season - Orlando Sentinel, UCF football is looking to build on the success from its 13-0 season under new coach Josh Heupel in 2018.