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Monday DBR: A Weekend of Victories

Baylor Athletics pulled off five wins program-wide, going undefeated in men's and women's basketball and men's and women's tennis.

"SEXY AL FREEMAN" and his headband dribble past an OU defender
"SEXY AL FREEMAN" and his headband dribble past an OU defender
Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Weekend Wins

MBB over OU, 69-58

You probably watched it. Baylor managed to overcome the Sooners' early second half surge and closed out the game with perhaps their best basketball of the season. Rico Gathers turned up when we needed him most and he and Taurean Prince punished the Oklahoma interior in the last five minutes to secure the win. Lester Medford showed flashes of greatness and made us all feel more comfortable about the future of the point guard position.

WBB over K-State, 68-46

Yeah, no one expected anything else. Both Lady Bear wins over the Purplecats this season were by a margin of 22 points, and the Lady Bears remain at the top of the Big 12 table. Nina Davis is a chaos demon whose only objective is buckets and her supporting cast would be stars at other schools.

Women's Tennis over Virginia, 6-1

The Lady Bears are 2-0 on the season, with both victories coming over the No. 5 team. After last week's upset of No. 5 Georgia, Baylor was out to topple the team that took their place as well. Wins like this help build a national reputation. The quality of the win was somewhat tarnished, as UVA had to forfeit two singles matches due to illness. Even if the Cavaliers had won those two forfeited matches however, Baylor would have walked away with a win.

Men's Tennis over Tulane, 4-0

Julian Lenz never needed to take the court for a singles match in the shutout. Baylor took the doubles point (a real strength of the team) and proceeded to win three singles matches, led by Tony Lupieri in a two set win and two freshmen, Max Tchoutakian and Juan Benitez.

Men's Tennis over Drake, 4-0

Two days, two shutouts for men's tennis. The second win of the weekend secured Baylor's bid to the ITA National Team Indoor Championships in Chicago next month. After Baylor won the doubles point, Julian Lenz pummeled No. 46 Alen Salibasic 6-1, 6-1 on the first court. Drake managed to capture several of the first sets, so it would take a while for Baylor to whittle them down and secure the shutout.

MBB at Oklahoma State Tomorrow

Baylor takes on OSU in Stillwater tomorrow at 8 p.m. CST on ESPNews. The Pokes aren't quite what they were in the days of Marcus Foster, but they are a Big 12 team worthy of respect, especially in Gallagher-Iba Arena. Phil Forte and Le'Bryan Nash are two of the more intriguing players in the conference and are productive scorers, so it should be interesting to see how Baylor's MO of strong defense and consistent rebounding works.

Lady Bears at TCU Tomorrow

Not televised. Lady Bears will probably make small children cry. I have nothing to offer here to pump you up about it. Nothing is concrete, of course; that's why we play the game. Still, surprises are unlikely.

The Daily Bear