Daily Bears Report 12/3/2017

Today’s Events

Lady Bears Basketball

WBB Readies for Another Top 25 Clash – Baylor University Official Athletic Site, The No. 9/9 Baylor Lady Bears (6-1) welcome No. 16/14 Stanford (5-3) for its second Top 25 clash of the week on Sunday, Dec. 3 at 1 p.m. (CT) inside the Ferrell Center.

As a part of the the 12th annual Care Bear Drive, fans are encouraged to bring new stuffed animal bears and participate in the `Teddy Bear Toss’ at halftime. Bears will be hand-delivered by Baylor student-athletes and representatives from Whataburger to McLane Children’s Hospital Patients on Dec. 14.

Sunday’s game will be broadcast live on FS1 with Ron Thulin (play-by-play) and LaChina Robinson (analyst) calling the action. Fans can also tune in to Rick May (play-by-play) and Lori Fogleman (analyst) on the Baylor Sports Network, IMG College and 1660AM or 99.1FM in Waco.

Lady Bears host Hall of Famer, Stanford for big Top 25 test | Lady Bears Basketball | wacotrib.com, Kim Mulkey can count on one hand the number of Naismith Hall of Fame coaches that she’s gone against with her Baylor Lady Bears inside the Ferrell Center.

On Sunday, Hall of Farmer Tara VanDerveer comes to Waco with No. 16 Stanford. The Cardinal head coach was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2011 and the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame in 2002.

“She’s coached for over 30 years, has two national championships,” Mulkey said. “I’m certainly not going to outcoach her. Our kids are going to have to outplay their kids. They’re always well-coached. They’re big at every position. Tara just knows how to coach, and I appreciate that she came here to play us.”

Man Bears Basketball

SHOCKED AT HOME, Shockers shoot down Bears in Top 25 matchup | Baylor Men’s Basketball | wacotrib.com, Wichita State has a history of swooping behind enemy lines and winning games and deflating packed arenas.

Brice Cherry: Lack of depth a big concern for Baylor men | Baylor Men’s Basketball | wacotrib.com, When you’re shorthanded, it changes everything.

No. 8 Wichita State lands first top-25 win in two years at No. 16 Baylor – CollegeBasketballTalk, NBC Sports, For the first time in nearly two years, No. 8 Wichita State has landed a regular season win over a top 25. The Shockers went into Waco on Saturday afternoon and knocked off No.

BaylorBears.com No. 16 MBB Comes Up Short Against No. 8 Wichita State – Baylor University Official Athletic Site Baylor University Official Athletic Site – Men’s Basketball, Manu Lecomte scored 15 points, but No. 16 Baylor men’s basketball fell just short against No. 8 Wichita State Saturday afternoon at the Ferrell Center.

Volleyball

Colorado blocks Baylor from Sweet 16 trip, 3-0 | Baylor Volleyball | wacotrib.com, A Sweet 16 trip beckoned Baylor at the summit. But the Bears couldn’t conquer the Rocky Mountain looming in front of them.

BaylorBears.com No. 12 Volleyball Drops NCAA Second Round Match to Colorado – Baylor University Official Athletic Site Baylor University Official Athletic Site – Women’s Volleyball, 12th-seeded Baylor volleyball (24-7) ended its unprecedented 2017 campaign in the NCAA Second Round with a 3-0 loss to Colorado (24-9) Saturday night at the Ferrell Center, 25-12, 25-22, 25-20.

Football

Report: Baylor running back Terence Williams to transfer, DieHards, Baylor running back Terence Williams will reportedly leave the program as a graduate transfer just weeks after the 2017 season ended.

With his departure, Baylor’s running back rotation suddenly gets much younger. Rising junior JaMycal Hasty will likely take over the starting role. He will split carries with rising sophomores John Lovett and Trestan Ebner.

Baylor also has a commitment from 4-star running back Craig Williams. Athlete Stanley Hackett could also play running back.

UMHB Football

Mary-Hardin Baylor Defeats St. Thomas in NCAA DIII Quarterfinals | KCENTV.com, With the offense struggling, the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor football team relied on its defense and special teams to come up with big plays in the second half as the Cru topped St. Thomas 24-10 in an NCAA Division III Quarterfinal Game Saturday in Belton. UMHB will now advance to the National Semifinals for the third time in the last five seasons and for the seventh time in program history.

Heavyweight win: No. 1 UMHB knocks out No. 4 St. Thomas in slugfest | Sports | tdtnews.com, With all things being equal, primarily both teams’ defenses, Mary Hardin-Baylor stayed on track to defend its national championship for one reason. The Crusaders had more athletes capable of making big plays at more positions than their opponent.

UMHB defense steps up in win over St. Thomas | Sports | wacotrib.com, Tougher opponent, same result.

Return touchdowns cost St. Thomas in 24-10 national quarterfinal loss – Twin Cities, St. Thomas gave up a 67-yard punt return for a touchdown and a 33-yard interception return for a TD in an 80-second span of the fourth quarter and lost 24-10 to Mary Hardin-Baylor in an NCAA Division III quarterfinal football playoff game Saturday in Belton, Texas.

Tommies Season Ends With 24-10 Loss to Defending DIII National Champs | KSTP.com, The St. Thomas football team allowed a punt return touchdown and an interception return for a touchdown in the fourth quarter as their season ended with 24-10 loss to top-ranked Mary Hardin-Baylor Saturday in the Division III quarterfinals on Saturday in Belton, Texas…

Source: The Baylor Lariat

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