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Daily Bears Report 04.03.2013


Baylor defeated BYU in the semifinal round of the NIT last night ,76-70, and will face Iowa in the final round on Thursday. The Bears were lead by Pierre Jackson, who recorded a double-double with 24 points and 10 assists, and Cory Jefferson, who had 21 points. Isaiah Austin had a better game than recently, posting 14 points and 10 rebounds, though his NBA draft stock has fallen considerably during this final stretch of the season.

Swish Appeal discusses the news that Mark Cuban has said he'd take a flyer on Brittney Griner in the second round of the NBA Draft "if she is the best on the board," and the implications of this, as well as the media's reaction to her career in general. Griner, a three time first team AP All-American, is almost guaranteed to be the first overall pick in the WNBA draft this summer. Both Griner and Odyssey Sims were named to the AP All-America first team yesterday, making this only the sixth time that teammates have both been honored.

Baylor Football continued with spring practice yesterday, and ESPN's David Ubben was there to live-blog the proceedings. Though both quarterbacks Chris Johnson, Seth Russell, and Bryce Petty are technically still competing for the starting job, it looks like Petty will win out, as expected. Petty, a redshirt junior, has in-game experience from last year, and had the opportunity to learn from both Robert Griffin III and Nick Florence, the men he will most likely be charged with replacing.

Baylor Baseball's game against DBU yesterday was postponed to today at 6:35 PM due to concerns about potentially dangerous weather.

Baylor Track signed Florida sprinter Trayvon Bromell to a NLI yesterday, adding some speed to future rosters. Bromell currently holds the nation's 9th fastest time in the 100 meter and is 6th in the 200 meter, and adds to a signing class that head coach Todd Harbour says is still "a work in progress."

Baylor Women's Tennis will face no. 4 Texas A&M this evening at the Hurd Tennis Center in a break from conference play. The 42nd ranked women will look to upset the Aggies after being defeated 4-0 earlier in the year.