Shoni Schimmel Wins The College Slam Three Point Shootout

Photo: @UofLWBB Louisville legend Shoni Schimmel put on an absolute show on Thursday evening in the College Slam 3-PT Shootout & Slam Dunk Competition in Dallas, TX. Not only did Schimmel win the women’s three point shootout, she also defeated the mens’ champion, Brady Heslip of Baylor. Shoni had somewhat of a slow start in the first round, totaling just 14 points and barely...
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April 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Wisconsin dominates Baylor to reach Elite Eight

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Maybe you shouldn't take a team to Roscoe's during the NCAA tournament. Second-seeded Wisconsin extended its stay in Anaheim Friday afternoon with a 69-52 win over No. 6 Baylor. The Badgers, a technical, athletic team, excelled in all of the facets that the flashy, free-playing Bears could not. Wisconsin (29-7) will play in the Elite Eight Saturday at the...
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March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Wisconsin knows skilled, athletic Baylor squad awaits in Anaheim

MADISON, Wis. -- Members of Bo Ryan's family stopped by his house Sunday night to see which team, Baylor or Creighton, would ultimately play Wisconsin in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament next week. But it didn't take long for the watch party to create a slight feeling of anxiety. Baylor -- which destroyed third-seeded Creighton, 85-55 -- was that good. "You don'...
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March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Baylor holds McDermott to 15 in win over Creighton

Isaiah Austin and Brady Heslip each scored 17 points and Baylor shut down Creighton's Doug McDermott with suffocating defense, ending the career of the one of the most prolific scorers in college history with an 85-55 win Sunday night in the NCAA tournament West Regional.
March 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Baylor's 'extraordinary' season has left lives changed

WACO, Texas - Baylor coach Scott Drew stood outside the media interview room at the Ferrell Center collecting his thoughts. It was Feb. 4 and his team had just suffered its seventh loss in eight games, this one by 17 points to Kansas as part of a 2-8 start in Big 12 play. Before Drew entered the room to answer questions about what wasn't working, why and what he could do to fix...
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March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Heslip, Baylor pull away to topple Iowa St.

Brady Heslip scored 18 points, including five 3-pointers in the second half, and Baylor got a much-needed boost for its NCAA tournament hopes with a 74-61 victory over No. 16 Iowa State on Tuesday night.
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March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Baylor swamps West Virginia 88-75

Royce O'Neale enjoyed a career day and Baylor topped West Virginia 88-75 Saturday in a battle of Big 12 teams striving to make noise in front of the NCAA Tournament. O'Neale scored 22 points, connecting on 8 of 8 field goal attempts, including 4 of 4 from long range. He entered the game at 6 points per game, and had two points in the last meeting between the teams. O'...
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February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Baylor rallies to beat Kansas State 87-73 in 2 OTs

Kenny Chery had a triple-double, Brady Heslip hit a tying 3-pointer at the buzzer in regulation and Baylor rallied to beat Kansas State 87-73 in two overtimes Saturday night, snapping a four-game home losing streak. The Bears (16-9, 4-8 Big 12) trailed by 10 with 9 minutes left before rallying to end their longest home skid in nine years. Baylor's Taurean Prince banked in a...
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February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Wildcats lose to Baylor in double OT, 87-73

WACO, Texas -- Kenny Chery had a triple-double, Brady Heslip hit a tying 3-pointer at the buzzer in regulation and Baylor rallied to beat Kansas State 87-73 in two overtimes Saturday night, snapping a four-game home losing streak. The Bears (16-9, 4-8 Big 12) trailed by 10 with 9 minutes left before rallying to end their longest home skid in nine years. Baylor's Taurean Prince...
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February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Baylor makes 16 3-pointers in 91-58 win at TCU

Brady Heslip scored 24 points while making eight of Baylor's season-high 16 3-pointers, and the Bears led throughout in a 91-58 victory over TCU on Wednesday night. The Bears (15-9, 3-8 Big 12) scored the game's first eight points in less than 2 minutes, with Royce O'Neal and Heslip hitting 3s before Austin converted a TCU turnover into a jumper. TCU (9-14, 0-11) never...
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February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Heslip leads Baylor past No. 8 Oklahoma St.

Brady Heslip scored a season-high 20 points to help Baylor beat No. 8 Oklahoma State 76-70 on Saturday and end a five-game losing streak. Rico Gathers scored 14 points, Gary Franklin scored all 11 of his points in the second half and Cory Jefferson had 11 points and 13 rebounds for Baylor (14-7, 2-6 Big 12), which greatly improved its fading NCAA tournament hopes. The Bears had...
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February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Staten layup gives WVU 66-64 win at Baylor

Juwan Staten made a reverse layup with 3.1 seconds left and West Virginia held on to beat Baylor 66-64 on Tuesday night. The Mountaineers (12-9, 4-4 Big 12) had gone nearly 5 minutes without scoring, blowing an eight-point lead in the process, before Staten drove the baseline and under the basket before making the game-winning shot. He finished with a game-high 15 points and nine...
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January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Oklahoma-Baylor Preview

Baylor's defense simply hasn't been good enough in a pair of Big 12 losses to open its conference road slate, and its most recent effort left one of its starters questioning his team's hunger to win. The 12th-ranked Bears shouldn't have to search for much motivation with No. 25 Oklahoma visiting Waco. Swept by the Sooners a season ago, Baylor tries to bounce back...
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January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Lessons learned fueling Baylor's hot start

Baylor coach Scott Drew doesn't take long to point to the bridge that connects last year's team to this one. The Bears lost nine of their final 13 games in 2012-13 and missed the NCAA Tournament, but five of those losses came by five points or less. "A lot of our players last year were in those games for the first time," Drew said. "We all learn from experience...
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January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Baylor-Texas Tech Preview

In search of its first Big 12 road win of the season, Baylor will again be looking to use its tremendous depth to wear down an in-state rival. The No. 12 Bears visit Texas Tech on Wednesday night also trying to improve upon their 19-1 record against in-state schools since the start of the 2011-12 season. Baylor's depth was on full display at home Saturday against TCU. The Bears...
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January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Big 12 Hoops power rankings

Big 12 play is barely underway, but we've already seen some big moves in the Big 12 Power Rankings. Here's how the league sits heading into the early stages of the league schedule. 1. Iowa State 14-1, 2-1 Big 12: There's no question Iowa State has looked like the best team in the Big 12 so far this year, and are probably the nation's best team at Hilton Coliseum....
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January 12, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 7 Baylor beats TCU 88-62, 13th home win in row

Taurean Prince is getting comfortable in his role off the bench for No. 7 Baylor, and contributing in a big way. Add in sharp-shooter Brady Heslip, and these Bears have quite a scoring punch after the starting five. Prince scored 15 of his career-high 23 points when Baylor took control before halftime and Heslip had 15 points on five 3-pointers as the Bears beat instate Big 12...
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January 11, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 7 Baylor loses 87-72 to No. 9 Iowa State

Twenty turnovers against Syracuse, 19 more against Iowa State. It's strikingly clear to Baylor coach Scott Drew why his team lost those games. No. 9 Iowa State got 30 points from DeAndre Kane and No. 7 Baylor panicked too often against the Cyclones' aggressive defense in losing for the second time this season, 87-72 on Tuesday night. It was reminiscent of the Bears'...
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January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 9 Iowa State beats No. 7 Baylor 87-72

DeAndre Kane had a season-high 30 points with nine assists, eight rebounds and five steals as No. 9 Iowa State rolled past No. 7 Baylor 87-72 on Tuesday night, setting a school record with its 14th straight win. Melvin Ejim added 18 points for the Cyclones (14-0, 2-0 Big 12). They outscored Baylor 47-34 in the second half and rolled to a surprisingly decisive win over a fellow Big...
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January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Oral Roberts-Baylor Preview

Baylor has come dangerously close to suffering multiple upsets this season, but coach Scott Drew has been pleased with how his team has been able to overcome that adversity. After looking more polished in their latest victory, the 11th-ranked Bears seek an 11th straight home victory Monday night against Oral Roberts. Baylor (10-1) may have an impressive record, but it has struggled...
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December 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Hardin-Simmons loses 104-59 at No. 18 Baylor

Cameron Barnes and Jim Walter each hit 3-pointers for Hardin-Simmons in the first 75 seconds against No. 18 Baylor. That early lead by the Cowboys was short-lived against the bigger Bears. Brady Heslip and Rico Gathers each had 17 points to lead six Baylor players scoring in double figures, and the Bears won 104-59 on Sunday in their only game between their first loss in Hawaii...
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December 01, 2013  |  Discuss

No. 18 Baylor wins 104-59 over Hardin-Simmons

Cory Jefferson had 16 points and 10 rebounds, Brady Heslip made five 3-pointers in scoring 17 points and No. 18 Baylor returned to the mainland with a 104-59 victory over Hardin-Simmons on Sunday. Rico Gathers had 17 points and nine rebounds for Baylor (7-1), which had six players finish with double-figure scoring. Taurean Prince had 13 points, while Isaiah Austin had 12 and Gary...
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December 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Baylor-Chaminade Preview

Another close victory might be exactly what Baylor needed to prepare for a trip to Hawaii. The No. 20 Bears look for a 10th consecutive victory Monday against Chaminade in the Maui Invitational. Though Baylor would appear to be in good position to start 5-0 for the third time in four seasons, it hasn't been all easy. The reigning NIT champions overcame 38.8-percent shooting...
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November 24, 2013  |  Discuss

No. 23 Baylor edges South Carolina

Brady Heslip scored 18 points with five 3-pointers and No. 23 Baylor held on for a 66-64 victory over South Carolina, without making a field goal in the final 7 minutes and having to wait out a lengthy review after the final buzzer Tuesday before officials determined there wasn't yet another foul in the game. South Carolina (1-1) was desperately trying to get a tying basket...
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November 12, 2013  |  Discuss

#28 Baylor Bears: College Basketball 111 in 111

Welcome to The Sports Bank’s fourth annual college basketball season preview series where we break 111 teams in the 111 days leading up to the opening tip-off of the 2013-2014 season.  We will rank the 84 power conference teams (including the new Big East and American Athletic Conferences) and top 27 mid-majors in reverse power ranking order.  We’ll break down rosters...
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October 21, 2013  |  Discuss
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