Big 12 tournament notebook: Baylor's Kenny Chery making a difference

Since Chery returned from a toe injury, the Bears are 8-1.
by Ryan Aber Published: March 12, 2014
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NO ‘SIC ’EM’ FOR BEARS

Baylor drew some attention last week when the Bears announced plans to wear jerseys with “Sic ’Em Bears” on the chest during the NCAA Tournament.

That won’t be happening now, though.

Baylor’s official men’s basketball Twitter account announced the change in plans Wednesday afternoon. The post said the NCAA had ruled only the team’s name or mascot could be on the front.

Instead, Baylor will wear its regular-season uniforms during the NCAA Tournament. The Bears have six uniform designs to choose from — black, gold, green, neon yellow in two styles, and white.

The Bears wore their white uniforms Wednesday night against TCU.

SOUR FINISH DOESN’T DETER SMITH

With Texas Tech’s 80-62 loss to Oklahoma State on Wednesday night, the Red Raiders ended their season dropping seven of their last eight.

First-year Tech coach Tubby Smith said the finish didn’t change his opening about the progress the Red Raiders have made.

“We knew it was going to be a process,” Smith said. “We knew it was going to take time, but we expected to win more games obviously, and we had. We were giving ourselves a chance even in the tough losses against Kansas, Kansas State at home, West Virginia, Iowa State. We were in a lot of those games … but we really never learned to execute in late-game situations.

“And when that happened, we lost a lot of our confidence.”

by Ryan Aber
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Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
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