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Bears, Gathers eager to get to work after adversity-filled offseason

When the Baylor men’s basketball team opened preseason practice last Friday, nobody was more excited to be on the court than senior Rico Gathers and freshman King McClure.

Rico Gathers arrested for stealing from Walmart

Baylor Bears forward Rico Gathers was arrested yesterday for stealing from a local Walmart. A staff report from the Waco Tribune reported Gathers’ arrest. On June 1, as a store employee told police, a man he “recognized as Gathers” stole various household items and placed them in a shopping cart before going on his merry way and heading to the parking lot without paying for...
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June 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Prospect look ahead: Rico Gathers

Many considered the Big 12 the best conference in the country this season. I wouldn’t disagree. While previewing the conference for USA Today Sports this fall, I looked at team after team — Iowa State to Oklahoma State to West Virginia — and thought “Wow, the Big 12 may get eight teams in the Big Dance this year.” Missing on Kansas State, I was off by just one. Considering...
Via Crossover Chronicles
March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Baylor Bears Forward Rico Gathers With An Awesome Windmill Dunk Against West Virginia

The Baylor Bears are hoping to make a deep run in the Tournament this year and hope to have the team firing on all cylinders when it starts. With three wins in a row heading in to Saturday's game against West Virginia everything appears to be on the right track and with three minutes remaining and a 19-point lead it appears that they will stay on track.Rico Gathers was one of four...
Via FatManWriting
February 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Vine: Baylor’s Rico Gathers Throws Down A Powerful Fast Break Windmill Dunk

Not every 280-pound forward can throw down an athletic windmill dunk during a live game. Baylor’s Rico Gathers isn’t every 280-pound forward. During today’s game against West Virginia, the big junior found himself alone, on the receiving end of a long Taurean Prince outlet pass, and went up for a powerful windmill dunk on the uncontested fast break. Rico F. Gathers. https...
Via College Spun
February 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Baylor's Gathers has 4 consecutive 15-rebound games

WACO, Texas (AP) Off the court, Baylor post player Rico Gathers Sr. is a relaxed family man with a wife and 7-month-old son. At game time for the 16th-ranked Bears, the 6-foot-8, 275-pound junior takes on a much different persona. He is going to do whatever is necessary to get every possible rebound. ''I'm really gritty and grimy,'' Gathers said, chuckling about his on-court transformation...
Via AP on Fox
February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Rico Gathers has 28 rebounds to lead No. 21 Baylor over NAIA school

  Rico Gathers set career highs with 25 points and a Big 12-record 28 rebounds, and No. 21 Baylor finally pulled away in the second half for an 81-61 win over NAIA school Huston-Tillotson on Wednesday night. With their two senior starters both getting a night off, the Bears (14-4) trailed by as many as nine points early. They led 37-36 at halftime only after Taurean Prince's buzzer...
Via AP on Fox
January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Gathers leads Baylor over Prairie View A&M 60-45

WACO, Texas (AP) Rico Gathers had 12 points and 13 rebounds for his first double-double of the season and Baylor remained perfect against Prairie View with a 60-45 victory Friday night. Taurean Prince had a game-high 15 points on 6-of-7 shooting in 22 minutes and Royce O'Neale had 10 rebounds for the Bears, who are 3-0 for the eighth season in a row under coach Scott Drew. John...
Via AP on Fox
November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Baylor’s Rico Gathers Throws Down A Thunderous Dunk Against West Virginia

Baylor is having some trouble with West Virginia, they currently trail the Mountaineers 52-50 midway through the second half, but sophomore Rico Gathers just woke up the crowd at the Ferrell Center with a monstrous transition dunk. Down 41-36, Gathers grabbed a defensive rebound and quickly dished it off, and then sprinted up the floor and got the ball back from guard Kenny Chery...
Via College Spun
January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

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