Faculty & Staff News: Athletics
Baylor volleyball (22-12) saw its season come to a close with a three-set loss to the hosts, No. 10 UCLA Bruins (26-6), 21-25, 20-25, 20-25, on Saturday evening in Pauley Pavilion on the UCLA campus.
West Virginia 24, Baylor 21
Skyler Howard threw two touchdown passes and ran for another score, and No. 14 West Virginia held on for a 24-21 victory over Baylor on Saturday night in their Big 12 regular-season finale.
Baylor 76, Xavier 61
Postgame notes from Baylor's 24-21 loss at West Virginia on Dec. 3, 2016 at Milan Puskar Stadium in Morgantown, W. Va.
Baylor 76, Xavier 61
Manu Lecomte scored 24 points and No. 9 Baylor took over in the second half in a 76-61 victory over No. 7 Xavier on Saturday. Johnathan Motley added 17 points and eight rebounds for the Bears (8-0), who have beaten three Top 10 teams in the same season for first time. Xavier (7-1) was up 51-50 when Edmond Sumner, who had 19 points, hit a 3-pointer with 11:15 to play. The Musketeers then went almost 9 minutes before making another field goal. Lecomte, the former Miami transfer, put Baylor ahead to stay with two free throws. By time he made a jumper with 3:36 left, it capped a 21-2 run to put the Bears up 71-53.
Baylor volleyball (22-11) clawed a five-set win over No. 14 San Diego (24-6), 16-25, 25-18, 17-25, 25-20, 15-13, on Friday evening in Pauley Pavilion on the UCLA campus, opening the team's run in the NCAA Volleyball tournament.
No. 4/4 Baylor Lady Bears travel to Knoxville, Tenn., to meet No. 22/25 Tennessee in SEC/Big 12 Challenge action on Sunday, Dec. 4 at 1 p.m. (CT). The contest will be broadcast live on ESPN2.
In an eerily silent Ferrell Center, the rest of the Baylor volleyball team watched an all-too-familiar sight as redshirt freshman middle Jaelyn Jackson lay on the hardwood floor, clutching her knee.
No. 9 Baylor Basketball hosts No. 7 Xavier for the seventh top-10 matchup in program history at 2:30 p.m. CT Saturday at the Ferrell Center. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN2 and WatchESPN.
Baylor volleyball (21-11) opens up its play in the 2016 NCAA Volleyball Championship, facing the No. 14 San Diego Toreros (24-5) on Friday, Dec. 2, at 5:30 p.m. PT/7:30 p.m. CT in Pauley Pavilion on the host, No. 8 UCLA campus.
Nina Davis scored 18 points and fourth-ranked Baylor stretched its home winning streak to 46 games with a 79-34 victory over Abilene Christian on Thursday night.
Baylor head women’s tennis coach Joey Scrivano announced the addition of Angelina Shakhraichuk to his 2017 recruiting class on Thursday. The international standout is a native of Kiev, Ukraine.
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Senior forward Nina Davis and senior guard Alexis Jones are two of 25 players recognized on the ‘Wade Watch’ list of candidates for the 2017 Wade Trophy, the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association announced Thursday.
Postgame quotes from Baylor's 79-45 win over Sam Houston State on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016 at the Ferrell Center.
Reserve King McClure scored 14 points and No. 9 Baylor remained unbeaten with a 79-45 victory over Sam Houston State on Wednesday night.