Baylor Rumors & News

  • No. 3 Kansas takes control of Big 12, tips Baylor

    The Sports Xchange "WACO, Texas -- Kansas has had a knack for surviving hard-fought, back-and-forth Big 12 games all season and added a big one versus Baylor. Jayhawks forward Landon Lucas stepped to the line and nailed two free throws with 11 seconds left to lift No. 3 Kansas to a 67-65 victory over No. 4..." February 18

  • Texas Tech upsets No. 4 Baylor

    The Sports Xchange "LUBBOCK, Texas -- Playing just two days after Kansas escaped their home arena with a one-point victory, the Texas Tech Red Raiders had a built-in excuse to let down versus Baylor. But Texas Tech shook off its recent late-game bad luck and took down No. 4 Baylor 84-78 on Monday night at the..." February 13

  • No. 6 Baylor overpowers TCU

    The Sports Xchange "WACO, Texas -- A week after dropping its first home game of the season, sixth-ranked Baylor came out with a determined demeanor and put away upstart TCU from the outset. The Bears enforced their will and hammered the Horned Frogs 70-52 on Saturday at the Ferrell Center. TCU had won..." February 11

  • Motley, No. 6 Baylor hold off Oklahoma State

    The Sports Xchange "STILLWATER, Okla. -- Baylor kept throwing forward Johnathan Motley at Oklahoma State on Wednesday night. And Motley kept throwing haymakers. The big Bears junior scored a game-high 24 points, dominating inside and shooting 9 of 12 from the floor in No. 6 Baylor's 72-69 win at..." February 08

  • Kansas State holds on to upset No. 2 Baylor

    The Sports Xchange "WACO, Texas -- Kansas State coach Bruce Weber said he told his team its Big 12 Conference game against Baylor would play out like a boxing match. The Wildcats put Baylor on the mat early and then Kansas State had enough punch left at the end to grab an impressive 56-54 victory over the..." February 04

  • Jackson helps No. 3 Kansas outlast No. 2 Baylor

    The Sports Xchange "LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Throughout the season, defensive improvement has been something Kansas coach Bill Self has stressed to the Jayhawks. Playing shorthanded Wednesday against No. 2 Baylor, the ability to make stops surfaced over the final two-plus minutes when No. 3 Kansas needed them..." February 02

  • No. 5 Baylor rallies to down Ole Miss

    The Sports Xchange "The Ole Miss Rebels put themselves in position to upset fifth-ranked Baylor, but Bears guard Manu Lecomte buried that idea in the final minute at Oxford, Miss. Lecomte sank a 3-pointer from several feet beyond the top of the arc with 23 seconds left, giving Baylor the separation it needed to..." January 28

  • No. 5 Baylor avoids upset, tops Texas Tech

    The Sports Xchange "WACO, Texas -- Texas Tech had a shot to be the fourth team to knock off one of the nation's top five this week. But Baylor forward Ishmail Wainright got his hand up and blocked Texas Tech guard Keenan Evans's 3-point attempt with two seconds left, preserving the fifth-ranked Bears' 65-61..." January 25

  • Lecomte, Motley help No. 6 Baylor fend off TCU

    The Sports Xchange "FORT WORTH, Texas -- Baylor flexed its muscles late and stiff-armed a TCU team that's starving for a signature win. The No. 6 Bears used an 11-2 run in the closing minutes to grasp a 62-53 victory on Saturday night at the Horned Frogs' Schollmaier Arena. TCU dictated the pace and..." January 21

  • Motley powers No. 6 Baylor past Texas

    The Sports Xchange "WACO, Texas -- Baylor forward Johnathan Motley said he put in the work on the boards, and it led to a career-best offensive rhythm. That was how Motley explained his 32-point, 20-rebound effort that led the sixth-ranked Bears to a 74-64 victory over Texas on Tuesday at the Ferrell..." January 17

  • Lecomte helps No. 1 Baylor slide past Kansas State

    The Sports Xchange "MANHATTAN, Kan. -- Baylor's stay at the top of the polls might be short lived, but the Bears proved they're a team to be reckoned with after a hard-fought 77-68 victory on the road over No. 25 Kansas State on Saturday. "They out-toughed us," Kansas State forward D.J. Johnson said after the..." January 14

  • No. 10 West Virginia blows out No. 1 Baylor

    The Sports Xchange "MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- Baylor's debut outing as the No. 1 team unraveled in a sloppy mess against No. 10 West Virginia's full-court press. Nathan Adrian poured in 22 points, Jevon Carter had 17 points and seven assists, and the two combined for eight of the Mountaineers' 15 steals to fuel an..." January 10

  • Baylor makes first-ever appearance at No. 1 in AP Top 25

    CBS Sports "The week that was in college basketball gave us plenty of entertainment. From now-former No. 1 ranked Villanova falling at the hands of Butler and ending the nation's longest winning streak, to Purdue flexing its muscles as a potential Big Ten favorite against Wisconsin. It had a little bit of..." January 09

  • No. 2 Baylor pulls out win over Oklahoma State

    The Sports Xchange "WACO, Texas -- Baylor had to earn this win, but it appears the No. 2 Bears are now ready to move up one place in the rankings. Baylor clawed its way past Oklahoma State for a 61-57 victory on Saturday night at the Ferrell Center. With Butler defeating top-ranked Villanova on Wednesday..." January 07

  • No. 4 Baylor stays unbeaten by topping Oklahoma

    The Sports Xchange "NORMAN, Okla. -- Baylor has already had a lot of highs this season. On Friday in a Big 12 opener, the No. 4 Bears turned in possibly their most complete performance, beating up on Oklahoma 76-50 in front of 7,267 at Lloyd Noble Center. "I thought we were really good for most of 40 minutes,"..." December 30

  • No. 4 Baylor blitzes Texas Southern

    The Sports Xchange "WACO, Texas -- Fourth-ranked Baylor's inside-outside combination proved too much for Texas Southern as the Bears raced to an 89-63 victory Wednesday night at the Ferrell Center. Baylor (12-0) scored 44 points in the paint and hit eight 3-pointers to stiff-arm the Tigers (4-9). Baylor..." December 21

  • Baylor blows out Jackson State 82-57

    The Sports Xchange "Fourth-ranked Baylor absorbed Jackson State's hot start and pulled away in the second half for an 82-57 victory on Saturday at Abrams Gym in Fort Hood, Texas. Baylor was playing a home game at the U.S. military post for the second straight season and eventually put on a show in the second..." December 17

  • No. 4 Baylor blasts Southern

    The Sports Xchange "WACO, Texas -- If Baylor was worried about a long layoff for final exams interrupting its phenomenal early season momentum, then the Bears put those concerns to rest quickly against Southern. Fourth-ranked Baylor returned from the 11-day break and picked up its rhythm with no problem as the..." December 14

  • Lecomte, No. 9 Baylor too strong for No. 7 Xavier

    The Sports Xchange "WACO, Texas -- This college basketball season isn't even a month old but Baylor has already put together a rock-solid NCAA Tournament resume. The ninth-ranked Bears added another impressive bullet point as they dismissed No. 7 Xavier, 76-61, on Saturday at the Ferrell Center. Baylor..." December 03

  • Baylor rally jolts No. 10 Louisville in Bahamas

    The Sports Xchange "Call the Baylor Bears the Comeback Kids. The 20th-ranked Bears rallied from a 20-point deficit in the second half to beat No. 10 Louisville 66-63 in the 2016 Battle 4 Atlantis title game on Friday in Imperial Arena on Paradise Island, Bahamas. Baylor (6-0) completed its third..." November 25

  • No. 20 Baylor rallies past No. 24 Michigan State

    The Sports Xchange "Baylor once again proved to be a second-half team at the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament at Paradise Island, Bahamas on Thursday. This time though, the Bears didn't wait as long to start their second-half surge as they did during a first-round win over VCU on Wednesday. Instead of waiting..." November 24

  • Motley, stifling defense lead Baylor past VCU

    The Sports Xchange "Baylor's zone defense flustered Virginia Commonwealth in the second half, allowing the 20th-ranked Bears to grasp a 71-63 victory on Wednesday afternoon in the Battle 4 Atlantis in Nassau, Bahamas. Forward Johnathan Motley scored 19 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead Baylor. Guards Manu..." November 23

  • Baylor repels Florida Gulf Coast challenge

    The Sports Xchange "Junior guard Manu Lecomte paced a balanced Baylor attack in the Bears' 81-72 victory over Florida Gulf Coast on Friday night at Ferrell Center in Waco, Texas. Lecomte had 19 points and four assists as Baylor backed up its impressive win over No. 4 Oregon with a hard-fought victory over..." November 18

  • Baylor upsets No. 4 Oregon

    The Sports Xchange "WACO, Texas -- Baylor made an emphatic early statement in this brand new college basketball season by mauling fourth-ranked Oregon. Bears guard Manu Lecomte scored 18 points and dished out seven assists to lead the way in a 66-49 victory over the Ducks on Tuesday afternoon at the Ferrell..." November 15

  • Baylor pulls away from Oral Roberts

    The Sports Xchange "Al Freeman scored 16 points and Baylor pulled away in the second half to earn a 76-61 victory over Oral Roberts in the season opener for both teams. The Bears, picked fifth in the Big 12 preseason poll, never trailed but never quite put the visitors away either. Baylor led by seven at..." November 11

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