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NCAA Basketball: Texas at Baylor Andrew Dieb-USA TODAY Sports

Men’s Basketball

Bears seek fourth straight win at Texas, WacoTrib, Just 10 days ago, Baylor didn’t look like March Madness material.

NCAA survival at stake in UT-Baylor matchup - San Antonio Express-News, Texas (15-10, 5-7 Big 12) and Baylor (15-10, 5-7) occupied two vastly different spaces of the NCAA tournament picture not too long ago.

The Bears dropped their fourth straight game on Jan. 30, falling to 12-10 and 2-7 in Big 12 play. Three days later, Texas silenced Trae Young in the second half of a résumé-boosting comeback win over 12th-ranked Oklahoma.

You could envision the two programs riding parallel escalators, UT rising as Baylor slowly descended, unable to turn around. Now the roles have been reversed.

Sliding downhill: Once a solid NCAA Tournament hopeful, Texas now headed backward | Hookem.com, Mo Bamba’s time at Texas is finite.

The talented freshman and sure-fire NBA first-round draft pick wants to experience everything college basketball offers. That includes a trip to the NCAA Tournament.

After last week’s bad loss to Kansas State, Bamba knew his group needed to pick it up against TCU on Saturday.

“It feels like if not now, when?,” Bamba said last Friday. “We don’t really quite feel like our backs are against the wall. We’re playing pretty loose and aggressive and confident in our selves. But at the same time, why wait?”

Then came Saturday’s clunker against the Horned Frogs. It was yet another bad loss. The defense was atrocious at times as TCU shot almost 55 percent and made 10 of 20 3-pointers.

The Baylor Bears hit the road to Austin to take on the Texas Longhorns as they go for their fourth straight win, BearsIlustrated, The Bears and Longhorns are tied in the standings, but both heading in opposite directions. How can Baylor extend its winning streak to four?

Men's Basketball preview: Baylor - University of Texas, Texas sports an 11-3 mark in games played at the Frank Erwin Center this season entering Monday's contest. The Longhorns have won three straight league home games against AP Top 20 opponents (defeating No. 16 TCU, No. 8 Texas Tech and No. 12 Oklahoma).

MBB Takes Winning Streak to Austin - Baylor University Official Athletic Site, Baylor men's basketball heads to Austin to take on Texas at 8 p.m. CT Monday as part of ESPN's Big Monday.

Lecomte leads Baylor to 80-64 upset of No. 10 Kansas, FOXSports, Manu Lecomte's 8 point flurry late in the 2nd half helps Baylor pull the upset over Kansas.

Baylor upsets No. 10 Kansas, NBCSports, Baylor earned an important Big 12 win on Saturday by knocking off No. 10 Kansas.

Lady Bears Basketball

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Golf

Women's Golf Tied for 12th in Palos Verdes - Baylor University Official Athletic Site, Baylor women's golf is tied for 12th place after shooting 16-over-par 300 in Sunday's first round of the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge at Palos Verdes Golf Club.

Baylor women's golf tees off spring season on Sunday, WacoTrib, It’s time to hit the links for the Baylor women’s golf team, which will open up its spring season on Sunday at the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge in Palos Verdes,

Softball

Softball bats, arms stay warm in frigid sweep of Northwestern State | The Baylor Lariat, Playing in cold, windy conditions, Baylor softball completed a doubleheader sweep of Northwestern State Saturday afternoon at Getterman Stadium.

The Lady Bears pounded out 12 hits in an 8-4 win in the opener behind three hits from senior center fielder Jessie Scroggins and the strong pitching debut of junior Mississippi State transfer Regan Green in the circle.

In the second, it was timely, situational hitting and a strong performance from sophomore pitcher Goose McGlaun in the circle as the Lady Bears finished off the day with a 4-1 victory.

Baylor softball completes sweep of Northwestern State, WacoTrib, Baylor sophomore Goose McGlaun has the perfect attitude for playing softball in blustery February weather: Don’t think about it.

No. 10/12 Baylor Softball Wins Two to Sweep Northwestern State Series, KWTX, No. 10/12 Baylor softball (3-0) finished off a three-game sweep of Northwestern State (0-3), taking 8-4 and 4-1 wins in a Saturday doubleheader at Getterman Stadium.

Tennis

Baylor men’s tennis remains undefeated at home with weekend sweep | The Baylor Lariat, It was a fantastic weekend for No. 12 Baylor men’s as the Bears picked up two wins. Baylor started off the weekend by defeating Purdue 5-2 Saturday afternoon at the Hawkins Indoor Tennis Center, improving to 7-0 all-time against the Boilermakers.

No. 16 WT Loses Battle to UCF - Baylor University Official Athletic Site, The No. 16 Baylor women's tennis program fought deep into singles play, but ultimately fell to UCF, 5-2, inside Hawkins Indoor Tennis Center on Sunday afternoon.

MTEN Falls to No. 12 Baylor; Drops to 3-5, PurdueUniversityOfficialAthleticSite, The 2017-18 Boilermakers remained winless in Waco, Texas after losing 5-2 to the Bears on Saturday. Previously, the team fell to Florida State and UNLV in January.

Track & Field

Baylor track seizes two golds at Tyson Invitational, WacoTrib, Baylor’s track and field teams chased down two gold medals at the Tyson Invitational on Saturday, while Aailyah Miller turned in a quality race at the Iowa State Classic.

Equestrian

Baylor equestrian's late run leads to 3-point win over TCU, WACOTrib, The No. 7 Baylor equestrian team made a late run to knock off No. 6 TCU, 10-7, on Saturday afternoon at the Willis Family Equestrian Center.

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