Baylor and Art Briles have responded to the NCAA’s notice of allegations, and now move forward defiantly that they did not commit major infractions against a governing body that may be determined to penalize them.
The NCAA Tournament selection chair called the RPI “yesterday’s news.” The NCAA will use its new “NET” rankings in determining seeds and berths into the upcoming tournament. That’s good news for a few Big 12 teams. And bad news for a few Big 12 teams.
Baylor Bears senior guard Makai Mason scored a career-high in points, draining 3-pointer after 3-pointer. The Bears went on to win their sixth straight, downing TCU in impressive fashion. The Frogs remain winless in Big 12 road games this season.
The Baylor Bears are the Big 12’s hottest team going into February. The Bears have won five straight and will look to make it six in a row against TCU on Saturday in Waco. Baylor has done it all since Tristan Clark’s season-ending injury.
The TCU basketball team has yet to win a road game in Big 12 play. The Frogs are focused on changing that narrative this Saturday against Baylor in Waco. TCU defeated Baylor in the Big 12 opener, 85-81, earlier this month.
The SEC/ Big 12 Challenge has become a staple on college basketball’s schedule. TCU and Florida are the matchup for this year’s event. The conferences and ESPN extended the event for six more years Saturday.
Baylor’s 6-foot-7 post Kalani Brown, a National Player of the Year candidate, was a menace for Baylor, scoring 10 points and blocking three shots in the first half to help the Bears to an easy win in Fort Worth over TCU.
The New York Jets showed interest in Baylor’s Matt Rhule. But the head coach is staying in Waco to remain the head coach of the Bears. ESPN reports the Jets are expected to hire ex-Dolphins head coach Adam Gase.
Big 12 basketball league play starts today with four games. There’s plenty of questions going into it. KU is going for its 15th straight league title. Shaka Smart is looking to turn things around at Texas. And more.