Hey, Baylor. Where the heck you been?
The Bears received high praise during the preseason, went 12-2 in non-conference play, started out 3-1 in the Big 12, then went into hibernation by losing 10 of their last 12 regular-season games.
Baylor’s Ferrell Center had become Pooh’s Corner. The Bears ventured to the Ford Center this week having been summarily de-clawed.
Yet everyone who plays Baylor always proceeds with caution.
Opposing coaches say the same thing, almost verbatim.
"You never know when they’re going to erupt.”
Baylor is the only Big 12 team to have three different players score 30-plus points in a league game this season — Curtis Jerrells, LaceDarius Dunn and Tweety Carter.
The Bears (20-13) indeed have erupted and will play Missouri (27-6) today at 5 p.m. in the Big 12 Tournament championship game.
Baylor is an opposing team’s nightmare. It’s a team you should beat because the Bears frequently help you do it.
Pardon the bluntness, but BU is widely considered the worst-coached team in the league.
Baylor coach Scott Drew often carries note cards in his hands during games, though it is uncertain exactly why.