Chery’s 20 lead Baylor to win vs. S. Carolina

The senior scores career-high 20 in Baylor’s 69-65 victory at South Carolina.

      
 

 

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Chery’s 20 lead Baylor to 69-65 win (Yahoo Sports)

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Kenny Chery scored 18 of his 20 points in the second half and Baylor held off South Carolina’s late charge for a 69-65 victory Tuesday.

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Baylor hopes to break pattern after Sweet 16 again (Yahoo Sports)

Baylor has gotten into quite a pattern over the past few seasons, with deep NCAA tournament runs every other year.

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Heart issue derails Baylor ex’s unlikely NBA bid

Heart condition derails Baylor-ex Isaiah Austin’s bid to play in NBA despite partial blindness

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Baylor's Isaiah Austin adjusts his glasses during the first half of a second-round game against Nebraska in the NCAA college basketball tournament Friday, March 21, 2014, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Isaiah Austin’s attempt to play in the NBA despite his partial blindness has ended because of a rare genetic disorder that affects his heart. The former Baylor center, who left school early to enter this week’s NBA draft, has been diagnosed with Marfan syndrome, which affects the body’s connective tissue. Baylor made the announcement Sunday. According to the Mayo Clinic, complications from Marfan syndrome can weaken the aorta, the artery that supplies blood from the heart to the rest of the body.


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Baylor routs Creighton, ends Doug McDermott’s career

The likely national player of the year scores 15 points in his final college game.

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Baylor shuts down McDermott and Creighton, 85-55 (Yahoo Sports)

Baylor forward Cory Jefferson shoots over Creighton forward Doug McDermott during the first half of a third-round game in the NCAA college basketball tournament Sunday, March 23, 2014, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Isaiah Austin and Brady Heslip each scored 17 points and Baylor shut down Creighton’s Doug McDermott with suffocating defense, ending the career of one of college basketball’s most prolific scorers with an 85-55 win Sunday night in the NCAA tournament West Regional. Baylor’s size and speed overwhelmed the third-seeded Bluejays (27-8) and their national scoring leader, earning a third trip to the Sweet 16 since 2010. McDermott, who averaged 27 points this season, finished with 15 but had just three in the first half as Baylor built a 20-point lead. McDermott ranks fifth on the NCAA career scoring list.


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Baylor vs. Nebraska: Live Score, Highlights and Reaction for Round of 64

The No. 6 seed Baylor Bears meet the No. 11 seed Nebraska Cornhuskers in Friday’s first game of West Region play in the NCAA Division I men’s basketball tournament at the AT&T Center in San Antonio.

Both teams had to scramble just to qualify. After reaching the Elite Eight in 2012, Baylor missed out in 2013, then had to win 10 of 11 on its way through the Big 12 tournament to earn a spot at this year’s show. Nebraska secured an at-large berth, making its first March Madness appearance since 1998.

Coach Tim Miles has been named the Big Ten coach of the year in just his second season with the team, putting together a 10-3 record in their last 13 games to earn their place at the table. The Cornhuskers have never won a tournament appearance in six previous tries.

Since both teams have gotten hot at just the right time, it should be an interesting matchup. Bleacher Report’s experts give the edge to the big bodies of Baylor.

Play gets underway at 12:40 p.m. ET. Join us here for all the action, starting at 12:25. 

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No. 6 Baylor vs. No. 11 Nebraska: March Madness Preview

The quest for the 2014 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship has officially arrived!

In the second round, its the Baylor Bears with the No. 6 seed facing off against the Nebraska Cornhuskers with the No. 11 seed.

The Bears went 24-11 overall thanks mostly to senior forward Cory Jefferson’s 13.5 points and 8.4 rebounds per game. 

On the other side of the court, Nebraska posted a 19-12 record; the production from junior Terran Petteway (18.1 PPG and 4.9 RBG) is a big part of their entrance to the tourney.

See who our experts think will win and how far they’ll go!

Who do you think will win? Let us know in the comments below!

Bleacher Report will have around-the-clock coverage of the tournament as March Madness celebrates its 76th year of competition!

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Baylor vs. Iowa State: Live Score and Analysis for Big 12 Championship 2014

No. 4 ISU 74, No. 7 Baylor 65 (Final)

Iowa State didn’t get solid contributions from just one player–no, it got great efforts from just about everyone during its Big 12 Tournament title win over Baylor. 

Five players scored in double figures, despite a 0-for-13 start from the field. 

The Bears jumped out to an 11-1 lead in the opening minutes and continuously pestered Cyclones shooters. 

“They were playing hard, but we knew we could take it up another gear,” Melvin Ejim said during a televised post-game interview with ESPN. The senior scored 10 points and had nine rebounds. 

Georges Niang had two key free throws and a late bucket that topped his 13-point, nine-rebound night. 

Kenny Chery led the Bears with 16 points. Brady Heslip had 14. 

Baylor has never won the Big 12 tourney. Neither has a team from Texas. Iowa State won it in 2000. 

 

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