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Daily Bears Report 03.27.2013


Brittney Griner dunked three times in the Lady Bears' 85-47 win over Florida State last night, and gave the Ferrell Center plenty to cheer for in her last game at home. Along with her dunks, Griner had 33 points and a career-high 22 rebounds with 4 blocks, while Odyssey Sims had 11 points and 4 assists. Baylor advances to the Sweet Sixteen with the win, and will face 5-seed Louisville at a time to be determined. The Lady Bears finish the season undefeated in the Ferrell Center, and have won 57 consecutive games on campus. This senior class leaves 71-2 at home, an incredible number across 4 years.

Baylor men's basketball hosts the Providence Friars at 8:00 PM tonight in the last basketball game of the year to be played at the Ferrell Center. The senior trio of Pierre Jackson, A.J. Walton, and Jacob Neubert look to head to New York next week for the semi-final and final game of the NIT, and extend their postseason a few more games.

Baylor Baseball lost to UTSA last night, 5-3, though freshman starter Sterling Wynn showed improvement in his pitching performance. The Bears had offensive help from an RBI bunt single by Nathan Orf, and Grayson Porter doubled in a run in the sixth. Wynn allowed a three-run first inning, though kept the Roadrunners scoreless through the next three, throwing a season-high 4.2 innings. The Bears return to Waco for an extended homestand this weekend, opening on Thursday evening against Kansas State.

Baylor Men's Tennis upset no. 15 Cal yesterday afternoon, taking the match with a commanding 6-1 score. 71st-ranked Julian Lenz upset no. 44 Ben McLachlan and 80th-ranked Tony Lupieri defeated 46th-ranked Campbell Johnson en route to Baylor sweeping the singles points. The Bears improve to 13-4 with the win, and currently hold a 3 game winning streak going into Thursday's game against Memphis, the last game before starting their Big 12 slate.

Baylor Women's Tennis continues Big 12 play, taking on TCU tonight at the Hurd Tennis Center, looking to improve to 3-0 against conference foes. The 34th-ranked Lady Bears are coming off a 4-3 loss to 9th-ranked Miami, and hopes that home-court advantage holds up against the no. 42 Horned Frogs.

Baylor's new stadium continues to rise out of the banks of the Brazos, with every day bringing the Bears one step closer to moving out of Floyd Casey and back onto campus.