No. 23 men's basketball narrowly escaped with their first home win of the season yesterday, defeating South Carolina 66-64, with team scoring led by Brady Heslip's 18 points. The Bears avoided letting the Gamecocks have a chance to tie it by less than a second, as a foul against Michael Carrera was determined by review to have happened after the time on the game-clock ran out. It was appropriate that the game ended on a foul review, as the teams committed 55 fouls between them, partly due to the NCAA's new hand-checking rules.
Baylor football's game against Oklahoma State in Stillwater will be the prime-time ABC game, the Bears' first game on the main network since 2012 against Texas. This could possibly set up the clash between the Cowboys and the Bears as the College GameDay spot, if both teams win their games this Saturday. If the Bears managed to win out, that will go a long way towards proving where they belong in the BCS standings, because being 8-0 is still somehow a mystery. Where they are right now, though, is why Ahmad Dixon, one of the most recruited players in the country, chose to stay home and play for a newly hired Art Briles and a Baylor team that really only had hopes and dreams to go on.
Tonight's televised volleyball match has been moved to 6:30 p.m., as the Bears will face Texas Tech in the Ferrell Center. Saturday's match at Oklahoma has also had a time set, for 7:00 p.m. Baylor is 3-8 in conference, 11-16 overall, and will try to sweep the Red Raiders in conference play.