WACO, Texas (AP) — Seventh-ranked Baylor was just fine after finally settling back in at home after a weekend in Las Vegas.
True freshman Keyonte George scored 17 points and Adam Flagler added 13 with nine assists as the Bears kept helping each other while pulling away for an 89-60 victory after falling behind early against McNeese State on Wednesday.
WACO, Texas (AP) — Diamond Miller scored a career-high 32 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and No. 19 Maryland held off No. 17 Baylor 73-68 on Sunday.
WACO, Texas (AP) — Fourth-ranked TCU had players shuffling on and off the field as the final seconds were ticking off the clock. Kicker Griffin Kell was the last one to get into place.
“That looked like chaos, but we practice it every Thursday exactly like that,” Frogs coach Sonny Dykes said.
WACO, Texas (AP) — There have been times in Sonny Dykes' coaching career when he was up all night at the start of each new week, trying to think of ways to motivate his team and keep players focused on the present.
WACO, Texas (AP) — Sarah Andrews scored 13 points and No. 17 Baylor held off SMU 58-55 on Tuesday night despite losing leading scorer Aijha Blackwell early in the game.
Blackwell, who scored 40 points in the first two games for the Bears (3-0), scored her only two points from the foul line with 2:21 to play in the opening quarter.
HOUSTON (AP) — Tramon Mark scored a career-high 23 points, Marcus Sasser added 19 points and a career-best seven rebounds, and No. 3 Houston beat Oral Roberts 83-45 on Monday night.
Mark had 19 points and Sasser scored 15 in the first half as Houston (3-0) built a 51-24 lead.
WACO, Texas (AP) — Scott Drew was initially just trying to put together a full team of scholarship players to compete in a few games when he took over a scandal-plagued program with a decimated roster 20 years ago.
WACO, Texas (AP) — No. 23 Kansas State lost control of its path to the Big 12 championship game last week when quarterback Will Howard was watching from the sideline.
The super sub helped the Wildcats get it back, with a little help from undefeated conference leader TCU.
WACO, Texas (AP) — Baylor true freshman Keyonte George scored 23 points with six 3-pointers and had seven assists as the fifth-ranked Bears beat Norfolk State 87-70 on Friday night in a matchup of teams that played in the first round of last season's NCAA Tournament.
WACO, Texas (AP) — Aijha Blackwell scored 23 points on 10-of-13 shooting and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead No. 18 Baylor to a 71-42 win over Incarnate Word on Thursday night.
Blackwell, a transfer from Missouri, scored 17 points as the Bears took a 26-18 lead at halftime.
WACO, Texas (AP) — If quarterback Blake Shapen and the Baylor Bears want a realistic chance to defend their Big 12 title, they'll need a fourth consecutive victory when No. 23 Kansas State visits Saturday night.
WACO, Texas (AP) — Jaden Owens had a career-high 12 assists to go with 11 points for her first career double-double and No. 18 Baylor pulled away for an 88-50 season-opening win over Lamar on Monday night.
WACO, Texas (AP) — Adam Flagler and the rest of the returning guards were solid for fifth-ranked Baylor in the season opener. So were the touted newcomers, along with everybody else.
Flagler had 21 points to lead six players scoring in double figures as the Bears overwhelmed Mississippi Valley State 117-53 Monday to open their 20th season with coach Scott Drew.
WACO, Texas (AP) — Adam Flagler scored 21 points to lead six players in double figures for fifth-ranked Baylor, which overwhelmed Mississippi Valley State 117-53 on Monday in the season opener for each school.
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WACO, Texas (AP) — True freshman Richard Reese ran for 186 yards and two touchdowns, including a late game-clincher as the Bears held on to beat Kansas 35-23 on Saturday for their first victory in nearly a month.
Jerome Tang had plenty of opportunities to leave Baylor for head jobs over the years, but the Bears always seemed to be on the upswing and his close relationship with Scott Drew made it difficult to envision leaving Waco.
WACO, Texas (AP) — Even as Jaden Nixon stumbled forward and had to keep himself from falling down, Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy knew no one was catching the speedster.
Nixon’s 98-yard kickoff return to open the second half started a flurry of 39 combined points in the third quarter, and the ninth-ranked Cowboys beat No.
McGREGOR, Texas (AP) — Officials have disclosed the identities of five people killed in a Central Texas neighborhood, as well as the suspect in the slayings.
The Texas Department of Public Safety said Friday that Nicolas Jaimes-Hernandez, 35, of Mexico, was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
McGREGOR, Texas (AP) — Five people were shot dead in a Central Texas residential neighborhood Thursday, officials said.
The incident happened at about 7:30 a.m. Thursday morning in McGregor, about 20 miles (32 kilometers) southwest of Waco.
WACO, Texas (AP) — Ninth-ranked Oklahoma State came up only inches short of a Big 12 championship in its last meeting against Baylor.
“We use it to fuel us," Cowboys running back Dominic Richardson said this week.
WACO, Texas (AP) — Baylor quarterback Blake Shapen was racing untouched to the end zone while running back Richard Reese was being tackled in the backfield on fourth-and-1 just before halftime.
That bootleg was the punctuating touchdown for the 17th-ranked Bears, who beat Texas State 42-7 on Saturday and avoided becoming another Top 25 team to lose at home to a Sun Belt Conference team.
WACO, Texas (AP) — Baylor coach Dave Aranda used Bruce Springsteen's approach to his live performances as an example to his players about always having energy and great execution. He then had to tell the older teenagers and young 20-somethings who is “The Boss.”
The marquee matchup featuring No. 9 Baylor and No. 21 BYU will be a loud one and a late one. Not to mention the last one as nonconference adversaries.
To prepare for BYU on Saturday night (kickoff: 10:15 p.m.
No. 9 Baylor (1-0) at No. 21 BYU (1-0), 10:15 p.m. ET (ESPN)
Line: BYU by 3 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
WACO, Texas (AP) — Blake Shapen had known since the end of spring practice that he would be the starting quarterback for 10th-ranked Baylor. He spent that time really getting to know his teammates, and they were certainly on the same page to start the season.
WACO, Texas (AP) — With No. 10 Baylor coming off a school-record 12 wins and going into this season opener as an overwhelming favorite, coach Dave Aranda wants these Bears to develop their own identity.
WACO, Texas (AP) — Baylor settled on its top quarterback in the spring, giving sophomore Blake Shapen time to adjust to his new role and letting the 10th-ranked Bears prepare for this season knowing their starter.
WACO, Texas (AP) — A Little League batter rose from a beaning to console the upset pitcher in a dramatic scene at a Little League regional tournament game Tuesday in Waco, Texas.
The incident happened during a Little League Southwest Regional Playoff final.
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WACO, Texas (AP) — Former longtime Baylor assistant Mitch Thompson was named Wednesday as the head baseball coach of the Bears after the past nine seasons at McLennan Community College, which also is located in Waco and won the junior college national title last year.
WACO, Texas (AP) — Baylor coach Steve Rodriguez resigned Monday, four days after the Bears were eliminated from the Big 12 Conference tournament and finished with a losing record.
The Bears were 26-28 this year, ending with an 11-1 loss to Oklahoma State last week.
WACO, Texas (AP) — BYU forward Caleb Lohner is transferring to Baylor, a return to his home state after two seasons with the Cougars.
Baylor coach Scott Drew said Monday that the 6-foot-8, 235-pound forward had signed a financial-aid contract with the Big 12 Conference school.
MARLIN, Texas (AP) — Two people were killed Tuesday when the small plane they were flying in crashed near a Central Texas airport, officials said.
Those aboard the single-engine Cessna TU206H were a man and a woman, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.
WACO, Texas (AP) — Baylor announced a 10-year contract extension for athletic director Mack Rhoades on Monday, saying the deal would allow him to “complete his career” at the Big 12 school.
Rhoades joined Baylor in 2016 after Ian McCaw resigned following an investigation that found the school had mishandled allegations of sexual assault, including claims against football players.
WACO, Texas (AP) — Baylor standout freshman Kendall Brown and point guard James Akinjo both announced Wednesday they are entering their names into the NBA draft.
WACO, Texas (AP) — Former Baylor basketball player Tweety Carter has been named the team's director of player development, a position that opened when Bears head coach Scott Drew made other adjustments to his staff following the departure of Jerome Tang to become Kansas State's head coach.
WACO, Texas (AP) — Chloe Lamb, Hannah Sjerven and Liv Korngable are super-seniors at South Dakota who came back together hoping for a special season. They have something really sweet — and are still playing, even as a No.
WACO, Texas (AP) — South Dakota is moving on in the women's NCAA Tournament for the first time. The reward is a matchup with Baylor on the second-seeded Bears' home court, where they've won 17 consecutive tournament games.
WACO, Texas (AP) — Jordan Lewis knew Baylor's halftime lead was a little modest, and that Hawaii guard Amy Atwell was the reason.
So she wasn't surprised to hear what coach Nicki Collen had to say at the break.
WACO, Texas (AP) — Hannah Sjerven looked around as the final seconds wound down and the vocal batch of South Dakota fans chanted “U-S-D" in anticipation of the school's first NCAA Tournament victory.
WACO, Texas (AP) — NaLyssa Smith, Queen Egbo and Caitlin Bickle got to Baylor together and were part of a national championship as freshmen in 2019. They all had a decision to make following an unexpected coaching change after last season.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — First-year Marquette coach Shaka Smart is back in Texas, going into this NCAA Tournament without any underlying questions or pressure about his future.
That is much different than last March, when Smart was still with the Longhorns.
WACO, Texas (AP) — Another green-and-gold confetti celebration for NaLyssa Smith and fifth-ranked Baylor, and another Big 12 title that the Bears don't have to share.
Smith had a career-high 35 points with 12 rebounds in her senior day game as the Bears clinched the outright Big 12 women's title with an 82-57 win over Texas Tech in the regular-season finale Sunday.
WACO, Texas (AP) — The confetti rained down after third-ranked Baylor repeated as Big 12 champions with a much different group than a year ago, when the Bears went on to win their first national championship.