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Daily Bears Report 03.25.2013


The Lady Bears took care of business against Prairie View A&M last night, defeating the Lady Panthers 80-42. Brittney Griner threw down her 15th career dunk midway through the second half, electrifying an already energetic Ferrell Center crowd, and ended the night with 33 points, 10 rebounds, 6 blocks, and . Odyssey Sims also earned a double-double, scoring 12 and handing out 10 assists, while stealing the ball 5 times, and passed Griner the ball she dunked. The Lady Bears will continue on their hopeful road to New Orleans this Tuesday night, facing the Florida State Seminoles at 8:30 PM in the Ferrell Center.

Baylor Men's Basketball survived to advance in the NIT, taking down Arizona State 89-86 last Friday night. Pierre Jackson scored 26 points and dished out 16 assists as BU fought back from a 2-point deficit at the half. The Bears will face the winner of Robert Morris/Providence on Wednesday in the Ferrell Center at a time to be decided.

Baylor Baseball split their Big 12 opening series with Oklahoma State, winning on Saturday 5-3 in 12 innings. The rubber match, scheduled to be played yesterday, was cancelled after freezing temperatures and snow affected Stillwater overnight. The Bears will travel to San Antonio tomorrow to face UTSA at 6:00 PM.

Baylor Football held their first spring scrimmage yesterday, and Art Briles called the defense "good" for the first time ever. There were 8 recorded sacks, with defensive end Shawn Oakman making a team-high two of them. The Bears are figuring out their "new identity" behind presumed starting quarterback Bryce Petty.

Baylor Women's Golf finished second in a triangular match hosted by the University of Texas in Austin, 9 strokes behind Texas and 7 ahead of SMU. The match was scheduled after the cancellation of the final round at the Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate freed up a competition day, and the chance to play on the course that will host the Big 12 Championship next year was welcome. The Lady Bears will next compete in Oxford, Miss, in the Rebel Intercollegiate.