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Daily Bears Report 03.07.2013


Baylor Baseball swept their first team of the season, winning 5-4 last night against Louisiana Tech with a walkoff single from Duncan Wendel. The Bears came back from being down 3-4 in the bottom of the ninth and took advantage of Lawton Langford's leadoff walk to tie the game. Cal Towey scored from second on Wendel's single to center, the first walk-off of any kind for the sophomore. Baylor is back in action on Friday in Waco, facing Illinois at 6:35 PM, and look to remain above .500 for the first time this season.

Baylor women's basketball picked up Big 12 awards this week, with Brittney Griner being named the final Big 12 Player of the Week for the 2012-2013 season and Mackenzie Robertson receiving a Lage Award. This was Griner's record 28th honor, and her ninth of the season.

ESPN's Peter King bestowed the title of "Most Maddening" on the men's basketball team, dubbing the Bears the most frustrating team in the nation, a sentiment that readers of this website most likely share. The fact that Baylor is likely to miss the tournament despite having one of the top point guards in the nation and a likely NBA lottery pick reflects poorly on Scott Drew's team, though Pierre Jackson made King's All-Big-12 Second Team.

Baylor freshman Felix Obi was named the Big 12 Freshman of the Year for track and field, the conference announced this Wedneday. Obi, a triple-jumper, owns the NCAA 5th-best mark this season and set a new Baylor record at the Razorback Invitational. Obi will compete in the NCAA Indoor National Championships this weekend, along with several other members of Baylor's Track and Field team.

Baylor Football has some big shoes to fill in the defensive line, according to ESPN's David Ubben. After the departure of both defensive tackles Nick Johnson and Gary Mason, Jr, the Bears look to sophomores Beau Blackshear and Trevor Clemons-Valdez to step up and keep the late season improvement in Baylor's defense going.