Baylor Rumors & News

  • Yale standout Makai Mason to transfer to Baylor

    Scout "Junior guard Makai Mason of Yale has declared that after the season he will transfer to Baylor University for his final year of college eligibility. As a member of the Ivy League, student athletes only have four year of eligibility, even if they take a redshirt season. After sitting out the..." May 12

  • Oral Roberts names Baylor's Paul Mills head coach

    Waco Trib "Longtime Baylor assistant Paul Mills has been named Oral Roberts’ head basketball coach. Mills agreed to a five-year contract and will replace Scott Sutton who was fired after an 8-22 season. Sutton had coached 18 years at Oral Roberts, compiling a 328-247 record. Mills served 14 years on..." April 29

  • Baylor's Motley wins Karl Malone Award as nation's top power forward

    Sports Day "Baylor power forward Johnathan Motley was named the Karl Malone Award winner as the nation's top power forward Friday night. A second-team All-American, Motley beat the first-team power forward Caleb Swanigan for the Malone Award. Motley, a unanimous All-Big 12 selection as a junior,..." April 08

  • Baylor's Motley out 4-6 weeks with torn meniscus

    247 Sports "Baylor junior forward Johnathan Motley had surgery last week to repair a torn meniscus and will be out 4-6 weeks, the school confirmed on Thursday. " April 07

  • South Carolina blows out Baylor

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Before South Carolina coach Frank Martin acknowledged his players for a terrific defensive performance in the Gamecocks' 70-50 win over Baylor in the East Regional semifinal on Friday, he paid homage to his Southeastern Conference rivals. "I want to credit the teams in our league..." March 24

  • Baylor overcomes late deficit to top USC

    The Sports Xchange "TULSA, Okla. -- Baylor finally subdued the upstart USC Trojans. The third-seeded Bears overcame a four-point deficit late in the second half and ousted 11th-seeded USC 82-78 in second-round NCAA Tournament East Region action Sunday night at the BOK Center. Guard Manu Lecomte scored..." March 19

  • Baylor awakes to roll past New Mexico State

    The Sports Xchange "TULSA, Okla. -- The Baylor Bears made it clear in the second half that they weren't going home early this time. The third-seeded Bears dominated the final 20 minutes against 14th-seeded New Mexico State in the East Regional matchup and claimed a 91-73 victory over the Aggies in the first..." March 17

  • Kansas State knocks off Baylor

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- If Kansas State was playing desperate, Baylor coach Scott Drew hopes his team becomes desperate in the NCAA Tournament. The Wildcats, who many thought were playing for their tournament lives, shot 65 percent in the second half and hit 11 of 12 free throws down the stretch..." March 10

  • No. 11 Baylor overpowers Texas

    The Sports Xchange "AUSTIN, Texas -- No. 11 Baylor didn't play anywhere near its best basketball on Saturday, but the game it did bring was plenty to beat hapless Texas 75-64 at the Frank Erwin Center in the both teams' regular-season finale. Naismith Men’s College Player of the Year finalist Johnathan Motley..." March 04

  • Motley helps No. 11 Baylor rally past No. 10 WVU

    The Sports Xchange "WACO, Texas -- Johnathan Motley took over in the second half, and No. 11 Baylor avenged its worst loss of the season by defeating No. 10 West Virginia 71-62 on Monday night at the Ferrell Center. West Virginia (23-7, 11-6 Big 12) knocked off then-top-ranked Baylor by 21 points in Morgantown,..." February 27

  • Burton helps Iowa State upset No. 9 Baylor

    The Sports Xchange "The Iowa State Cyclones continued their late-season charge by knocking off No. 9 Baylor 72-69 on Saturday afternoon at Hilton Coliseum in Ames, Iowa. The Cyclones (19-9, 11-5 Big 12) took control of momentum midway through the second half to notch their fifth straight victory and second win..." February 25

  • Defense, Motley help bail out Baylor against Oklahoma

    The Sports Xchange "WACO, Texas -- After dropping two Big 12 games last week, Baylor was relieved to win, no matter how the Bears got it done. As it turned out, No. 9 Baylor leaned on its shot-swatting zone defense and forward Johnathan Motley to fend off Oklahoma 60-54 on Tuesday night at the Ferrell..." February 21

  • 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