First they did it against the Oklahoma Sooners. Then they did it against the Texas Tech Red Raiders. On Saturday, the #21 Baylor Bears did it again. On an emotional Senior Night in Baylor's final home game, the Baylor Bears completed the sweep against the Texas Longhorns by winning in convincing fashion, 92-77.
"That's how Senior Day is supposed to end up for the home team," said Baylor head coach Scott Drew after the game. "As a coach, I couldn't be more proud. That crowd, we didn't want to let them down, and I know they did a great job helping motivate us."
On an emotional night that saw Baylor seniors Tweety Carter and Josh Lomers play their final game in the Ferrell Center, Baylor set a single game attendance record on Saturday as 10,562 packed in to watch the Baylor victory. With a few celebrities on hand, such as Baylor great and former NBA player David Wesley, and NBA coaching legend Pat Riley, the Baylor Bears did not let those in attendance down with their performance.
"It was great," said Tweety Carter about the Bears' Senior Day performance. "I just want to thank God for giving us this opportunity to play tonight. This was a big game for us, and we got the win."
Carter scored 16 points and had 10 assists recording yet another double double. Carter only turned the ball over 1 time in 38 minutes played, while hauling in 4 rebounds on the night.
Junior guard LaceDarius Dunn led all scorers with 30 points on the night. Dunn finished 4-7 from beyond the 3-point arc, and hauled in 6 rebounds. Perhaps the biggest night came from Baylor's 6th man, forward Quincy Acy. Acy, who recorded 10 dunks on the night, dropped in 24 points and brought down 5 boards.
With the victory the Baylor Bears will be the 3rd seed in the Big 12 Conference tournament, and more importantly, earn a 1st round bye.
After being picked to finish 10th in the Big 12 Conference by the coaches before the season, the Baylor Bears proved that playing together as a team is an important factor to a successful season. The Bears finished tied for 2nd in the Big 12 Conference.
"Great leadership, trusting in one another, competing for one another, and leading one another," said Scott Drew about his team's performance this season.
The Longhorns were led in scoring by Gary Johnson who scored 25 points off the bench. Damion James scored 18 on the night, and Jordan Hamilton also added 18 points.
Baylor now has won 3 straight games over the Longhorns, and has won 4 straight Big 12 games. Baylor is now 31-8 in its last 39 games.
Series Sweep: Baylor Rolls Texas, 92-77
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