Bliss' Bears drop exhibition game 87-84

Well, it didn't go according to plan. Head coach Dave Bliss expected his Bears to run the Texas Bluechips out of the Ferrell Center. Instead, he watched the team of six former college players shoot the lights out in the second half and pull off a shocking come-from-behind win.

Before I continue, here is the link for action photos from the game: Baylor vs. Texas Bluechips Action Photos

Now, losing the game was disappointing. But, let me assure you that this was nothing more than a controlled scrimmage for Baylor. Bliss had the entire game scheduled out so his players could work on many different things. Almost every combination of players was used in numerous situations.

Examples of this include R.T> Guinn playing on nine minutes while scoring eight points. Maurence Roberts and John Lucas III played a huge number of minutes between them. Meanwhile, returning guard and go-to-guy Wendell Greenleaf took only two shots in the first half.

So, don't despair. Bliss is working it all out and really a good deal of last night was a group of guys trying to find their identity. With DeMarcus Minor and Terry Black gone, this team is finding its own way.

OK, Greenleaf was scoreless in the first half, but finished with 19 points. Logan Kosmalski played great basketball adn tallied 17 points. Chad Elsey was all over the court and scored 14 points and pulled down 11 rebounds. Guinn and Roberts both had eight.

The Bears are back at it Tuesday against the Houston Superstars. Game time is 7 pm at the Ferrell Center.


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