Scott Drew might have his best team yet in what was supposed to be a rebuilding year for his basketball program at Baylor. With an 85-74 victory over South Carolina on Saturday, the Bears are now sitting at 11-1, which is good enough for the 4th best record in the dominating Big 12.
The Bears were once again led by a strong shooting performance from junior guard Lacedarius Dunn (21 points including 4 for 7 from 3) and a strong inside performance from junior forward Ekpe Udoh (12 points, 20 rebounds, 3 assists, and 2 blocks).
Although the Bears were frustrated by the pressure applied by South Carolina, resulting in 20 turnovers from Baylor, they were able to maintain their lead through their own tough defense, holding South Carolina to 34% shooting overall and only 28% behind the arc.
Scott Drew's Baylor team will next face Morgan State at 7 p.m. on Wednesday before starting conference play next Saturday against Oklahoma in Waco.
Meanwhile, Kim Mulkey and the Lady Bears were taking care of business on their home court, defeating Texas State by an astounding 81 point margin, 99-18. Freshman forward Britney Griner led all scorers with 26 points, 8 more than the entire opposing team, and which were highlighted by 2 dunks in the second half.
The Lady Bears dominated all phases of the game, and most impressively held Texas State to under 10% shooting from the field.
The Lady Bears next action on the court will be to open conference play against Oklahoma State in Stillwater next Saturday.
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