Latest Baylor Bears men's basketball News

The Latest: Baylor coach Drew focused on players, not missed Ntourney

Mar. 18, 2020 7:57 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic's effect on sports around the world (all times local): ___ 7:30 p.m. Baylor coach Scott Drew says his focus since the NCAA Tournament was canceled has been on taking care of his players, not about what might have been for the Bears on the court. “Making sure they're...

Kansas' Devon Dotson (1) celebrates after an NCAA college basketball game against Texas Tech, Saturday, March 7, 2020, in Lubbock, Texas. (AP Photo/Brad Tollefson)

No. 1 Kansas, No. 5 Baylor headline Big 12 tournament

Mar. 10, 2020 10:47 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Top-ranked Kansas hasn't lost since Baylor stunned the Jayhawks in Allen Fieldhouse in January, that run of excellence driving coach Bill Self's squad to another regular-season Big 12 title and the top seed in the conference tournament. Better not let that winning streak end any...

Seton Hall's Myles Powell (13) shoots against Creighton's Ty-Shon Alexander (5) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Omaha, Neb., Saturday, March 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

League tournaments set to impact who gets high NCAA seeds

Mar. 10, 2020 2:52 AM EDT

Conference tournaments are likely to carry significant implications when it comes to seeding for the NCAA Tournament. The Atlantic Coast Conference becomes the first of the five power conferences to open tournament play Tuesday, while the Big Ten, Southeastern, American Athletic and Atlantic-10 conferences will...

Kansas' Udoka Azubuike (35) blocks a shot by Texas Tech's Chris Clarke (44) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, March 7, 2020, in Lubbock, Texas. (AP Photo/Brad Tollefson)

Big 12 coaches: Azubuike is player of year, Drew top coach

Mar. 8, 2020 6:12 PM EDT

IRVING, Texas (AP) — Kansas center Udoka Azubuike has been selected as the Big 12 player of the year by the league's coaches. Azubuike is averaging 13.7 points and 10.5 rebounds a game, and is shooting an NCAA-best 74.8% from the field for the regular-season champion Jayhawks. The 7-footer from Nigeria is...

West Virginia forward Emmitt Matthews Jr. (11) shoots while defended by Baylor guard Devonte Bandoo (2) and forward Freddie Gillespie (33) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, March 7, 2020, in Morgantown, W.Va. (AP Photo/Kathleen Batten)

WVU beats No. 4 Baylor, denies Bears chance at league title

Mar. 7, 2020 4:53 PM EST

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Emmitt Matthews ended a long slump to give West Virginia a much-needed boost heading into the postseason. For No. 4 Baylor, Matthews' re-emergence came at the worst possible time. Matthews scored a season-high 18 points, freshman Oscar Tshiebwe had 16 points and 12 rebounds, and...

Baylor's Jared Butler, center, is trapped by Texas Tech's Kyler Edwards (0) and Jahmi'us Ramsey (3) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Waco, Texas, Monday, March 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

No. 4 Baylor holds on for 71-68 overtime win over Texas Tech

Mar. 3, 2020 12:57 AM EST

WACO, Texas (AP) — With the shot clock winding down in overtime and a defender in his face, Baylor guard MaCio Teague quickly stepped back behind the line and hit a 3-pointer. “That was crazy, saved the day like Superman," Bears guard Jared Butler said. Teague made that big shot with 1:13 left in...

Kansas forward David McCormack (33) is fouled by Kansas State forward Makol Mawien, left, during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Manhattan, Kan., Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020. Kansas defeated Kansas State 62-58. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Kansas unanimous No. 1 in Top 25; Baylor down 2 spots to 4th

Mar. 2, 2020 2:27 PM EST

A string of losses to unranked opponents led to upheaval in the AP Top 25 this week. Kansas kept winning, strengthening its grip on No. 1. The Jayhawks were the unanimous choice for the top spot in The Associated Press men's college basketball poll released Monday, receiving all 64 votes from the media panel....

TCU head coach Jamie Dixon gestures from the sidelines during an NCAA college basketball game against Baylor on Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020 in Fort Worth, Texas. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez)

Bane has late push for TCU in 75-72 win over No. 2 Baylor

Feb. 29, 2020 6:09 PM EST

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Baylor coach Scott Drew always enjoys watching Desmond Bane play, except when the TCU guard is going against the Bears. This time, Bane may have cost No. 2 Baylor a shot at its first Big 12 title. Bane scored 19 of his 23 points after halftime, with eight in a row during TCU's big...

Kansas State guard David Sloan (4) drives the ball against Baylor guard Devonte Bandoo (2) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/ Jerry Larson)

No. 2 Baylor rebounds with 85-66 win over Kansas State

Feb. 25, 2020 11:36 PM EST

WACO, Texas (AP) — Baylor coach Scott Drew was a little worried after warm-ups that his team might come out flat, so he re-emphasized the importance of the game and getting off to a good start. The No. 2 Bears then went out and quickly rebounded from their first Big 12 loss, with five players scoring in...

Kansas center Udoka Azubuike looks up at the scoreboard during a timeout in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Baylor on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/Ray Carlin)

Kansas back atop Top 25 as Baylor slides to No. 2 after loss

Feb. 24, 2020 1:33 PM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas is back on top of the college basketball world after knocking off Baylor in a matchup of Big 12 heavyweights, while the Bears dropped to No. 2 in The Associated Press men's poll Monday after their nip-and-tuck loss in Waco. The Jayhawks (24-3, 13-1 Big 12) received 62 of 64...