Faculty & Staff News: Athletics
Baylor men's basketball was selected as the No. 6 seed in the West region, and will open NCAA Second Round play against No. 11 seed Nebraska Friday 11:40 a.m. in San Antonio, Texas, on truTV.
Baylor baseball nearly had a sweep of No. 23 Texas Tech in its first Big 12 series of the season but let a 1-0 lead in the eighth inning slip away for a 7-1 loss on Sunday afternoon at Baylor Ballpark.
The 12th-ranked Baylor men's tennis team (11-4) recorded a 4-0 victory over No. 6 Illinois (11-3) Sunday in the Oracle Collegiate Challenge at the BNP Paribas Open.
Kaitlyn Thumann had four hits and tied a school record with four runs to help the Lady Bears (22-4) defeat Penn State (6-15) 8-1 Sunday.
Baylor track and field sophomore Felix Obi took home the triple jump title on Saturday in the NCAA Indoor Championships at the Albuquerque Convention Center.
Kenny Chery had 16 points for the Bears, but No. 16 Iowa State rallied to beat Baylor 74-65 on Saturday night to win the Big 12 tournament.
Iowa State 74, Baylor 65
The 17th-ranked Baylor women's tennis team dropped a 4-0 decision to No. 15 Miami to close out a three-match road trip on Saturday at the Neil Schiff Tennis Center.
The Baylor men's golf team shot 3-over-par 291 in Saturday's final round to finish in third place at the Border Olympics. The Bears finished at 1-under-par 863 for the tournament, five strokes behind tournament host and champion Houston (-6) and four strokes behind second place Oklahoma (-5).
The 12th-ranked Baylor men's tennis team (10-4) recorded a 4-1 victory over No. 20 California (8-3) Saturday in the opening match of the Oracle Collegiate Challenge at the BNP Paribas Open.
Baylor baseball used a second straight strong pitching effort to claim the Big 12 opening series over Texas Tech with a 2-1 win on Saturday afternoon at Baylor Ballpark.
Neither game was pretty, but the No. 12 Baylor (21-4) softball team improved to 4-0 at the USF Tournament Saturday with a 5-4 win over Purdue and a 2-1 win over UCONN.
Baylor athletics will stream a free live broadcast of next Wednesday's on-campus Pro Timing Day on BaylorBears.com featuring 16 members of the Big 12 champion football team going through tests, workouts and drills for NFL scouts. The webstream will begin at 9:45 a.m.
Baylor men's basketball faces Iowa State Saturday in the Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship title game. The game tips off at 8 p.m. CT on ESPN.
Cory Jefferson had 20 points and 13 rebounds, Isaiah Austin dominated in the paint and seventh-seeded Baylor rolled to an 86-69 victory over Texas on Friday night and into the Big 12 tournament title game for the third time in school history.
Baylor 86, Texas 69
In the Big 12 opener, Baylor baseball notched a 1-0 win over No. 23 Texas Tech on Friday evening at Baylor Ballpark.
Baylor track and field senior Tiffani McReynolds qualified for her fourth-straight 60-meter hurdle finals on Friday at the NCAA Indoor Championships at the Albuquerque Convention Center.
The Baylor men's golf team shot 4-under-par 572 in Friday's first two rounds, good for second place headed into Saturday's final round at the Border Olympics. The Bears are three strokes behind tournament leader Oklahoma, which finished the day at 7-under-par 569.
Baylor's Bryn Lindley and Savannah Jenkins earned national recognition from the NCEA as the pair was named February Riders of the Month for their respective disciplines.