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No. 14 WVU beats No. 15 Baylor, grabs first place in Big 12

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — With a little help, West Virginia has scratched its way into sole possession of first place in the tough Big 12. How long it lasts is anyone's guess in a league that has seen its share of upsets and crazy finishes. "We can't get too comfortable," West Virginia forward Devin Williams said. "It feels great. We just have to keep winning out, keep moving forward...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Baylor-West Virginia Preview

After struggling against an aggressive defense in its last game, Baylor now must face the nation's most press-happy team. It's a scenario the No. 15 Bears have successfully handled in the past, however, which should breed confidence heading into Saturday's visit to 14th-ranked West Virginia. Baylor (17-5, 6-3 Big 12) enters this key Big 12 matchup off its worst offensive showing...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Buffalo Bills spotted scouting at a college basketball game

The Buffalo Bills made an interesting stop on their scouting trail this week, stopping in Waco, Texas on Monday night for a college basketball game between the Texas Longhorns and Baylor Bears. Buffalo is hoping to find the next great sports transition as Baylor’s power forward Rico Gathers might find himself playing on the gridiron rather than the hardwood. Kevin C. Cox/Getty...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas upsets No. 15 Baylor 67-59 for 6th win in 7 games

WACO, Texas (AP) Connor Lammert had 15 points, including a clutch 3-pointer in the final minute, and Texas won for the sixth time in its last seven games, beating No. 15 Baylor 67-59 on Monday night. After Rico Gathers, Baylor's big man, fouled out and Taurean Prince committed a turnover, Lammert's 3 from the right wing with 44 seconds left put the Longhorns (15-7, 6-3 Big 12...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

One NFL team was scouting a Baylor basketball player on Monday

A scout from the Buffalo Bills was in Waco, Texas on Monday night for a basketball game between Baylor and Texas.That's because Baylor senior forward Rico Gathers could eventual play on Sundays.The 6-foot-8, 275-pound forward has attracted interest from NFL teams for several years now, which was detailed in a feature story from Bleacher Report's Jason King last March.Gathers' older...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas-Baylor Preview

Baylor likes to use an imposing frontcourt led by Rico Gathers to bully its opponents while Texas continues to gradually adjust to new coach Shaka Smart's fast-paced ''havoc'' approach. Big 12 teams with contrasting styles will be on display Monday night when the 17th-ranked Bears host the Longhorns. Baylor (17-4, 6-2) leads the conference in rebound margin at plus-9.9 while Texas...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 17 Baylor surges past Georgia

WACO, Texas (AP) -- Rico Gathers had 17 points and nine rebounds, and No. 17 Baylor used a quick start to the second half to beat Georgia 83-73 in the Big 12/SEC Challenge on Saturday night. Gathers had one of Baylor's five three-point possessions during a 17-2 run in the first 4 minutes after halftime to turn a 35-32 deficit into a 49-37 lead. The Bears (17-4) scored just three...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 17 Baylor surges past Georgia 83-73 in Big 12/SEC

WACO, Texas (AP) Rico Gathers had 17 points and nine rebounds, and No. 17 Baylor used a quick start to the second half to beat Georgia 83-73 in the Big 12/SEC Challenge on Saturday night. Gathers had one of Baylor's five three-point possessions during a 17-2 run in the first 4 minutes after halftime to turn a 35-32 deficit into a 49-37 lead. The Bears (17-4) scored just three points...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Georgia-Baylor Preview

On-the-fly offensive adjustments helped Baylor recover from a hiccup in Big 12 play, but a nonconference matchup against a stingy defensive team threatens to throw off its rhythm. The Big 12/SEC Challenge already poses an obstacle while planted in the middle of the conference season, and No. 17 Baylor's flow might be tested when it meets visiting Georgia for the first time Saturday...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

John Werner: Big 12 title not out of question for Bears

Rico Gathers and some of his Baylor teammates busted a few moves in the locker room after they rallied for a 69-65 win over Oklahoma State on Wednesday night.

Big 12 title not out of question for Bears

Rico Gathers and some of his Baylor teammates busted a few moves in the locker room after they rallied for a 69-65 win over Oklahoma State on Wednesday night.

Baylor hangs on for road win at Oklahoma State

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) -- Rico Gathers scored 14 of his 16 points in the second half to help No. 17 Baylor defeat Oklahoma State 69-65 on Wednesday night. Gathers also had nine rebounds and made a critical free throw in the closing seconds. The preseason all-Big 12 selection had scored in single digits three of his previous five games and scored just two points Saturday against No...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Gathers' big 2nd half leads No. 17 Baylor past Oklahoma St.

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) Rico Gathers scored 14 of his 16 points in the second half to help No. 17 Baylor defeat Oklahoma State 69-65 on Wednesday night. Gathers also had nine rebounds and made a critical free throw in the closing seconds. The preseason all-Big 12 selection had scored in single digits three of his previous five games and scored just two points Saturday against No...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas St.-Baylor Preview

Outstanding bench play continues to play an integral part in Baylor's success. The reserves could again see ample time Wednesday night when the No. 13 Bears try to match a Ferrell Center record with their 15th consecutive victory and hand Kansas State a 10th straight Big 12 road defeat. Starting guard Lester Medford's 3-pointer at the buzzer sent Baylor (14-3, 4-1) to its fourth...
Via AP on Fox
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Baylor-Texas Tech Preview

Baylor is discovering plenty of sources of offense, a good sign for a team playing in a conference with so many high-octane attacks. Texas Tech is not one of them. After struggling through their first three road games, the 22nd-ranked Bears want to show their last one was more indicative of how they'll perform in unfriendly environments as they meet the Red Raiders on Saturday...
Via AP on Fox
26 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 22 Baylor 82-54 win to stay unbeaten vs. TCU in Big 12

WACO, Texas (AP) Terry Maston scored a career-high 17 points and combined with Taurean Prince for all the scoring in No. 22 Baylor's game-turning run before halftime as the Bears beat TCU 82-54 on Wednesday night. Baylor (13-3, 3-1 Big 12) went ahead to stay with a 13-0 run over the final 3 1/2 minutes of the first half. Since the instate rivals became conference foes again three...
Via AP on Fox
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Baylor-Iowa St. Preview

Iowa State can bolster a middling start to the Big 12 season with a home win, but it will have to come against one of two teams to record a victory in Ames over the last four years. The 13th-ranked Cyclones hope to stay perfect at home and avoid their third straight loss to Baylor when the Bears visit on Saturday. Iowa State (12-2, 1-1) followed last week's conference-opening...
Via AP on Fox
January 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Gathers over 1,000 rebounds, Baylor beats Oklahoma St 79-62

WACO, Texas (AP) Al Freeman scored 21 points, Rico Gathers had a double-double while becoming the first Baylor player with 1,000 career rebounds, and the Bears beat Oklahoma State 79-62 on Tuesday night. Gathers had 17 points and 17 rebounds, giving him 1,005 for his career and making him the eighth Big 12 player to reach 1,000 rebounds. Freeman had 14 of his points before halftime...
Via AP on Fox
January 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Kansas Basketball: The Jayhawks Open Up Big 12 Play

The quest for Kansas basketball’s 12th straight Big 12 title starts this afternoon as the conference slate opens up with a showdown with the #23 Baylor Bears. The Jayhawks finished the non-conference portion of their schedule with a 10-1 record, a loss to Michigan State being the only blemish. This years team might be the strongest Bill Self has had in quite some time, but this...
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January 02, 2016  |  Discuss

New Mexico St.-Baylor Preview

Baylor is hopeful it can successfully move on from its latest defeat. The No. 23 Bears are coming off their worst defensive performance of the season and now face one of the nation's top offensive players when they host Pascal Siakam and New Mexico State on Wednesday night. Baylor (8-2) also played poorly on offense Saturday after averaging 85.6 points and shooting 48.3 percent...
Via AP on Fox
December 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Gathers piles up 31 points, 21 boards in Bears’ 75-62 win

Everybody but Rico Gathers seemed to be suffering from a Vanderbilt hangover.
Via WacoTrib.com - Baylor Basketball
December 09, 2015

Gathers gets career-high 31 and 21, No. 16 Baylor reaches 7-1

WACO, Texas — Rico Gathers scored a career-high 31 points and grabbed 21 rebounds, and No. 16 Baylor pulled away in the second half for a 75-62 victory against Northwestern State on Tuesday night.Gathers was 12 of 20 from field and had a season high in rebounds, although it was well short of his career high of 28 against Huston-Tillotson last January.Taurean Prince had 11 points...
Via AP on Fox
December 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Gathers gets career-high 31, No. 16 Baylor tops NW St 75-62

WACO, Texas (AP) Rico Gathers scored a career-high 31 points and grabbed 21 rebounds, and No. 16 Baylor pulled away in the second half for a 75-62 victory against Northwestern State on Tuesday night. Gathers was 12 of 20 from field and had a season high in rebounds, although it was well short of his career high of 28 against Huston-Tillotson last January. Taurean Prince had 11...
Via AP on Fox
December 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Gathers scores career-high 31, No. 16 Baylor tops NW State

WACO, Texas (AP) Rico Gathers scored a career-high 31 points and grabbed 21 rebounds, and No. 16 Baylor pulled away in the second half for a 75-62 victory against Northwestern State on Tuesday night. Gathers was 12 of 20 from field and had a season high in rebounds, although it was well short of his career high of 28 boards against Huston-Tillotson last January. Taurean Prince...
Via AP on Fox
December 08, 2015  |  Discuss

No. 22 Baylor routs Stephen F Austin in season opener

WACO, Texas — Baylor forward Rico Gathers questions why anyone would call point guard Lester Medford a weak link for the No. 22 Bears. And Stephen F. Austin coach Brad Underwood probably will rethink that assessment, while hoping he isn't wrong about his team as well. Gathers scored 18 points, Medford had 13 points and nine assists for a punishingly efficient offense, and Baylor...
Via AP on Fox
November 14, 2015  |  Discuss
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