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2.16.2013 Weekend Update with MCM

Now that baseball season has officially begun, there's even more weekend action ahead. Both basketball teams take the court today against conference foes, and Baylor Baseball seeks to bounce back from last night's opening loss in southern California.


I hate to tell you this, but the 2013 Baylor Bears baseball team is not going undefeated this season. Huge bummer, I know. They lost last night in the first game of the season to #30 UCI. The big bugaboo occurred in the third inning when UCI pushed three runs across, and Baylor was unable to close the gap in the time allotted. Blame the rules of the game for only giving us nine innings to play or the dastardly villains of UCI for scoring so callously. Or don't, it's really your choice.


(0-1) Rank: #23
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Irvine, Calif. • Attendance: 957

(1-0) Rank: 30

No. 23 Baylor Baseball Drops Season Opener to No. 30 UC Irvine - Baylor Bears Official Athletic Site -
No. 23 Baylor started its 2013 season with a 6-4 loss to No. 30 UC Irvine Friday evening at Anteater Ballpark. UCI used a five-run two-out rally in the third to earn the victory.

The two teams play again this afternoon at 3 PM CST, toward the end of the next game on our list.

Baylor vs. TCU
Feb. 16, 2013 | 1:00 p.m. CT
Waco, Texas | Ferrell Center (10,284)

TV: None
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As you can see, this game apparently won't be on TV anywhere, probably as a result of MBB action going on across the country today. More's the pity. The Lady Bears are absolutely dominating everything in Big 12 play and have rarely been challenged in earnest, much as I imagine a shark riding an elephant would be as it trampled and ate everything in its path. They can clinch at worst a share of the Big 12 title today by beating TCU.

No. 1 WBB Hosts TCU in Play 4Kay Game - Baylor Bears Official Athletic Site -
The top-ranked Baylor Lady Bears seek to clinch at least a tie for the Big 12 Conference crown when they host TCU on Saturday, Feb. 16.

Baylor (16-8, 7-4) at No. 10/11 Kansas State (19-5, 8-3)
Feb. 16, 2013 | 6:00 p.m. CT
Manhattan, Kan. | Bramlage Coliseum (12,528)

Radio: ESPN Central Texas 1660 AM, Sirius 92, XM 192
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MBB also takes the floor tonight, albeit in entirely different circumstances. Kansas State is a heavy favorite in this game and for good reason; they are the highest-ranked team in the Big 12 at the moment following Kansas' three-loss spin and we get them in Manhattan. Winning this game would go a long way to ensuring that Baylor makes the Tournament this season, but the goal should be 20 wins total, if not more, the rest of the way.

Men's Hoops Travels to No. 10/11 K-State - Baylor Bears Official Athletic Site -
Baylor men's basketball heads to Manhattan, Kan., to face Kansas State at 6 p.m. CT Saturday on ESPNU.

John Werner: Tight Big 12 race refreshing change without dominant Kansas |
The history of Big 12 men’s basketball could be titled: King Kansas and its Little Brothers.

Baylor's Gathers 'monster' under rim with relentless fire |
When Rico Gathers goes for the ball, chaos ensues and players start flying like bowling pins.

Baylor Offers President's Day Sale On MBB, WBB Tickets - Baylor Bears Official Athletic Site -
In celebration of President's Day next Monday, Feb. 18, Baylor Athletics will offer fans the opportunity to purchase 2 tickets for to three of its remaining home basketball games.

Baylor Preview: More JO needed - Bring On The Cats
I don't know about anyone else, but there was a time when I thought Jordan Henriquez could be a legitimate NBA draft pick, maybe even a first-rounder. After all, he certainly had the size and...

NCAA College Basketball Preview - Baylor Bears at Kansas State Wildcats - Feb 16, 2013 -
Coach Bruce Weber prefers not to dwell on his team's most recent disappointing effort, instead focusing on the fact Kansas State still has a share of the Big 12 lead.

Baylor’s Jackson, K-State’s Rodriguez make for aggressive Big 12 matchup -
Two star point guards will go toe-to-toe on Saturday at Bramlage Coliseum when Kansas State plays host to Baylor: The Wildcats' Angel Rodriguez, a 5-foot-11 sophomore who sports the Big 12’s best assists-to-turnover ratio, and the Bears' Pierre Jackson, a 5-foot-10 senior who leads the Big 12 in both scoring (18.9 points) and assists (6.17).

And... that's about it for now.