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12.2.2013 Daily Bears Report, Early Edition

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Baylor held on to win over TCU this weekend, despite a lackluster showing from the normally brilliant offense. Defense, instead, led the way as the Bears kept the hope of a BCS bowl alive, though the Big 12 title still needs dominos to fall. Baylor did benefit from the return of top-string running backs Lache Seastrunk and Glasco Martin, though the loss of Tevin Reese still stings.  With the sudden loss of Art Briles' brother close at hand, his team played for an emotional victory, as well as an historic one.

Baylor men's basketball shook off any jet lag and nearly doubled Hardin-Simmons yesterday, defeating the Cowboys 104-59. The Division III school was scheduled as a warmup before the Bears take on no. 3 Kentucky in Arlington this Friday, and team leaders Cory Jefferson (16 points, 10 rebounds) and Rico Gathers (17 points, 9 rebounds) as well as Brady Heslip (17 points, 5-for-8 from three) showed the kind of hot shooting that will be needed to take down the Wildcats.

Baylor volleyball's season is done after being swept by top-ranked Texas, 25-20, 25-16, 25-14. The Bears finish at 12-20, 4-12 in conference, the fewest conference wins since current head coach Jim Barnes' first year. Senior Zoe Adom used her final match well, adding 16 kills to her impressive career mark, ending her time at Baylor with 903 total kills.

Finally, if you read nothing else today, you must read this: "You should be dead, Auburn."