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...
Via Fox Sports West
March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Mater Dei alum Gary Franklin has found a home at Baylor

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Baylor guard Gary Franklin was so happy to be back home in Southern California ... he slept. Franklin was in a "food coma" thanks to the team meal he and his mates had at a Southern California staple, Roscoe's House of Chicken and Waffles upon arrival Tuesday night in preparation for their NCAA tournament Sweet 16 matchup with Wisconsin on Thursday...
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March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Round Three Post Game: Gary Franklin

SAN ANTONIO, Tex. - Baylor guard Gary Franklin discusses the team's big win over Creighton...
March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Baylor blows out Creighton 85-55, advances to Sweet 16

The Baylor Bears completed their transformation from all-but-done to Anaheim-bound on Sunday in an 85-55 victory in which they crushed No. 3 seed Creighton from the tip. The Bears, on the NCAA Tournament bubble not long ago, advanced to the Sweet 16 for the third time in five seasons. No. 2 seed Wisconsin awaits Thursday in California in a West region semifinal. But before Baylor...
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March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Baylor on Round Three

SAN ANTONIO, Tex. - ASAP Quotes presents the full transcript from Baylor's Saturday press conference, featuring head coach Scott Drew and athletes Gary Franklin, Brady Heslip, and Cory Jefferson...
March 22, 2014  |  Discuss

On the Podium: Baylor

SAN ANTONIO, Tex. - The NCAA presents a full transcript of Baylor head coach Scott Drew and athletes Brady Heslip, Cory Jefferson, and Gary Franklin from the Bears' Thursday press conference...
March 20, 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

Big 12 Tourney Finale: The Rubber Match

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It's Iowa State versus Baylor tonight for the Big 12 tournament title, just like nobody expected (other than DeAndre Kane and Gary Franklin). The Cyclones have the advantage in pseudo home court and freshness, but the Bears have that irksome 2-3 zone
March 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Does K-State still have some work to do to make NCAA tourney? Probably not but ...

MANHATTAN, Kan. -- The one thing Kansas State coach Bruce Weber didn't want to have happen is for his troops to create any doubt in the minds of the NCAA tournament selection committee. One would think Kansas State's credentials for a tourney bid are solid: A fifth-place finish in the Big 12, 20 wins overall, seven wins over top 50 teams in the RPI. But after another distressing...
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March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Oklahoma State Takes Baylor To Overtime After Awful Bears Turnover

Tonight’s Big 12 matchup between Baylor and Oklahoma State has been back and forth all-night, and apparently Baylor wanted to keep the action going. Up three points with the ball and under five seconds remaining in the game, Baylor guard Gary Franklin threw an errant in-bounds pass, which was corralled by freshman Cowboy Leyton Hammonds, who stepped up and drilled a game-tying...
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February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

It’s Not Easy Being Green

As Kermit the Frog sang “It’s Not Easy Being Green”, or in the cases of Oregon and Baylor it’s not easy being green and yellow.  The Ducks and Bears have to be two of the more disappointing teams in the country as we approach March. At the beginning of the year both teams had high expectations not only in the Pac-12 and Big 12 respectively but also in the NCAA Tournament...
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February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Baylor wins biggest game of the season 76-70 at No. 8 Oklahoma State

On paper, No. 8 Oklahoma State should have dominated Baylor. The Bears had lost five straight games, they had trouble even getting to the stadium, they were without their best player in Kenny Chery and Baylor hadn’t won a road Big 12 game this year. That’s why you play the game. Baylor entered this afternoon’s game 1-6 in Big 12 play with their only win coming against 0-8...
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February 02, 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

Baylor Gets Back on Track With Big Win Over No. 8 Oklahoma State

Saturday's game against No. 8 Oklahoma State was a big one for the Baylor Bears. After starting the season looking like the team to beat in the Big 12 and winning 12 of their first 13 they dropped six of their next seven. In roughly three weeks they went from being on top of the world to on the outside looking in. Needless to say they needed a big win to get back on track--and...
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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

Texas' 5th win in a row, 74-60 at No. 24 Baylor

Texas freshman guard Isaiah Taylor scored a career-high 27 points and the Longhorns stretched their winning streak to five games with a 74-60 victory over slumping No. 24 Baylor on Saturday. The Longhorns (16-4, 5-2 Big 12) have won three consecutive games against Top 25 teams for the first time in school history. Gary Franklin had 14 points and Taurean Prince added 12 for Baylor...
Via AP on Fox
January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Baylor-Dayton Preview

Baylor avoided an upset in its opener of the Maui Invitational. Doing it again would mean reaching the championship game. The No. 18 Bears may be looking for a more complete performance Tuesday night when they meet upset-minded Dayton for the first time in the tournament semifinals. Baylor (5-0) used a dominating second half to beat Division II Chaminade 93-77 in the quarterfinals...
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November 26, 2013  |  Discuss

No. 18 Baylor beats Chaminade 93-77 in Maui

Gary Franklin scored 20 points and No. 18 Baylor easily beat Division II Chaminade 93-77 on Monday night at the Maui Invitational. The Bears overcame a 42-point effort from Chaminade's Christophe Varidel, who fell one point shy of the tournament record of 43 points, scored by Gonzaga's Adam Morrison in a triple-overtime game in 2005. His 10 3-pointers set their own record...
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November 26, 2013  |  Discuss

No. 20 Baylor beats Charleston Southern 69-64

Cory Jefferson had 16 points and 11 rebounds for his third double-double already this season and Isaiah Austin also scored 16 points as No. 20 Baylor beat Charleston Southern 69-64 on Wednesday night. After Baylor (4-0) had a 4-minute scoring drought in the second half, allowing the Buccaneers to close to 4 points, Gary Franklin made a 3-pointer with 5 minutes left. Then the 7-foot...
Via AP on Fox
November 20, 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

Baylor 112, Long Beach St. 66

Brady Heslip scored 26 points while making eight 3-pointers and Baylor hit a season-high 16 shots from long range in a 112-66 victory over Long Beach State in a first-round NIT game Wednesday night. Heslip had three early 3s, pushing the Bears to a 16-6 lead in the first 4 minutes, when he had already made long-range shots from the left corner, left wing and top of the key. The...
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March 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Baylor opens NIT at home against Long Beach State

When Baylor guard Gary Franklin first saw the NIT bracket, the California native got excited. He initially thought the Bears' matchup against Long Beach State meant a chance to go play only about a half-hour from home. The 49ers (19-13), whose roster includes two of Franklin's teammates from a high school championship team, will instead be in Texas on Wednesday night for...
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March 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Baylor 79, BYU 64

Pierre Jackson had 16 points and nine assists, and all five Baylor starters finished with double-figure scoring, two of them also with at least 10 rebounds, as the Bears rallied for a 79-64 victory over BYU on Friday night. The Bears (8-3) trailed by as many as 11 points in the first 7 1/2 minutes of the game but took control with a 21-2 run over the final 7 1/2 minutes of the first...
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December 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Baylor Needs Improved PG Play To Maximize Talent Of Jones, Miller

Baylor has two lottery talents in Perry Jones and Quincy Miller, but the play of A.J. Walton, Gary Franklin and Pierre Jackson at point guard will go a long ways in determining the team's success.
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November 10, 2011  |  Discuss
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