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Daily Bears Report 02.25.2013


Baylor Women's Basketball took down Texas 67-47 this weekend on Alumni day, and celebrated the Lady Bears' third straight Big 12 Regular Season title. All-American center Brittney Griner scored 30, with 11 rebounds, while All-American point guard Odyssey Sims scored 15 with 6 assists, and senior Brooklyn Pope drew the loudest cheers of the afternoon with an emphatic block of Texas guard Brady Summers. The Lady Bears travel to Oklahoma today for a nationally televised game (ESPN2) at 6:00 PM as a part of ESPN's Big Monday, their second Big Monday game of the season.

Currently 25th-ranked Baylor Softball won its 14th straight game yesterday to take the Texas Shootout title, defeating North Texas 9-3. The Lady Bears are 15-2 on the season, and are tied for the longest winning streak in program history, matching last year's 14-0 start. Whitney Canion earned the complete game win in yesterday's title match, striking out a season-high 13 and only allowing 4 walks. Holly Holl hit her first home run of the season, a two-run shot to give the Lady Bears a lead they wouldn't relinquish. Baylor heads to Arizona for the Wilson DeMarini Invitational this next weekend, and faces North Carolina at 10:00 AM on Friday.

Baylor Men's Basketball lost to Oklahoma 90-76 on Saturday, causing major problems for their NCAA tournament hopes. Many bracket experts now have te Bears as one of their first teams out of the bracket, citing their inconsistent play.

Baylor Baseball dropped a close decision to UCLA Sunday afternoon, losing to the Bruins 5-4 after two passed balls allowed the winning run to reach base and score. The Bears are at a disappointing 2-5 on the young season, but played closer to their talent level in this weekend's series against no. 5 UCLA. ODB's own Miles Kelly has a write-up of the game, including some silver linings for Bears fans. Baylor will play Pepperdine here in Waco on Tuesday at 6:35 PM.

Baylor Track and Field won six events yesterday on the final day of the Big 12 Championships, leading to a team fourth place finish. Freshman Felix Obi finished in third in the long jump on Saturday while junior Erin Atkinson came in second in the weight throw, and Tiffani McReynolds became only the second woman in Big 12 history to win the 60-meter hurdles three times in a row, putting in a time of 8.12 to claim the title.

Baylor Men's Tennis upset No. 16 Florida 4-3 to take their fifth straight match win in the 2013 season and raise their record to 7-1. Baylor took the doubles point in two surprise wins, and and while the Gators took the first two singles points, the Bears fought back, taking 3 of the last 4.

Baylor Women's Tennis lost to #9 Northwestern this weekend, 4-1, falling to 1-7 against top-25 opponents this season. The only win for the Lady Bears this weekend was from 13th-ranked Ema Burgic, who took a singles point from #41 Kate Turvy, improving Burgic's record to 8-3.

Baylor Men's Golf tied for fifth at the Bayou City Collegiate Championship in Houston, after entering the last round in 2nd. Sophomore Filippo Zucchetti tied for third, his third top-10 finish of the season, and shot the only under-par round on the Baylor team.

Baylor Women's Golf is in seventh at the Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate Championship, and freshman Annette Lyche shot a career low 73 in the opening round on Sunday. Sophomore Hayley Davis leads Baylor, tying for 20th place with an even-par 72.

Baylor Equestrian upset 3rd ranked Oklahoma State on points in their first home meet, after tying in events. Sixth-ranked Baylor will take on No. 4 Kansas State in Waco on Friday in an attempt to improve their record to 8-4.