TCU travels to K-State in key Big 12 matchup
A look at the upcoming week around the Big 12 Conference.
Baylor F Clark will miss rest of season after knee surgery
WACO, Texas (AP) — Baylor forward Tristan Clark, the national leader shooting 74 percent from the field, will miss the rest of the season after surgery on his left knee.
The Bears made the announcement about the 6-foot-9 sophomore before Saturday's home game against No. 7 Kansas. It came four days after Clark scored 16 points while playing 34 minutes in a home win over No. 20 Iowa State.
Clark sparks Baylor’s runaway win over New Orleans, 84-44
WACO, Texas (AP) — Tristan Clark scored 17 points and grabbed 12 rebounds for his first double-double of the season and Baylor built on its momentum from a win over Oregon by walloping New Orleans, 84-44 Saturday night in its final tune-up before opening Big 12 play.
The Bears struggled against another Southland Conference team 11 days ago, turning the ball over 18 times in a 59-58 loss to Stephen F. Austin. Facing New Orleans, which plays a similar, aggressive-style defense, Baylor thrived.
Newcomers pace Baylor in 81-54 win over Nicholls State
WACO, Texas (AP) — Baylor freshman Matthew Mayer scored 18 points and graduate transfer Makai Mason had 11 in his Bears' debut in their 81-54 victory over Nicholls State on Friday.
Mark Vital had 11 points, 11 rebounds and five assists for Baylor (3-1), which has won three in a row since being upset by SWAC team Texas Southern in its season opener. King McClure also had 11 points and Tristan Clark scored 10 on 5-of-7 shooting.
Mayer said there was a different vibe with Mason playing.
Last season: 19-15, lost in second round of NIT.
Coach: Scott Drew.
Conference: Big 12.
Who's gone: Point guard Manu Lecomte, forwards Jo Lual-Acuil Jr., Terry Maston and Nuni Omot.
Who's back: Senior guard King McClure (8.1 ppg, 2.5 rpg, 1.7 apg), sophomore forward Tristan Clark (6.8 ppg, 4.5 rpg), sophomore guard/forward Mark Vital (6.7 ppg, 5.6 rpg, 2.2 apg).
Baylor back to teaching with younger team after missing NCAA
There are days at practice when Baylor coach Scott Drew sees a lot of improvement from his players. Other days end with a headache.
Such is life with a vastly changed roster and a bunch of new players.
"We're a younger team. We've been in the last few years able to have veteran leadership and stay old," Drew said. "This year we're back to teaching."
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Baylor thought it had stolen some much-needed momentum entering halftime against West Virginia when Tristan Clark threw down a dunk with a couple of seconds left on the clock.
Robinson’s big 2nd half helps TCU hold off Baylor 82-72
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Baylor chose to make TCU's Alex Robinson beat the Bears on Saturday. Wrong choice.
Robinson, the Horned Frogs' point guard, scored 15 of his 22 points in the second half and TCU held off Baylor 82-72.
"(Robinson's) more of a facilitator, so our game plan was just to make him a scorer," Baylor forward Tristan Clark said. "Today, he did real well facilitating and scoring. So, we didn't do our job."
Lecomte guides Baylor to 67-56 win over Oklahoma State
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — It's hard to believe it took this long, but Baylor had endured several gut-wrenching losses away from home this season already and entered the day 0-7 in true road games.
That finally changed Tuesday night as Manu Lecomte scored 18 points and added four assists to help lead Baylor to a 67-56 victory over Oklahoma State.
Lecomte helps Baylor turn back Oklahoma State 67-56
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Manu Lecomte scored 18 points and added four assists to help lead Baylor to a 67-56 victory over Oklahoma State on Tuesday night.
Nuni Omot had 14 points and five rebounds and Tristan Clark scored 10 points in just 16 minutes of play for Baylor (14-10, 4-7 Big 12). Mark Vital just missed a double-double with nine points and nine rebounds, as the Bears claimed their first road win of the season.
Omot gets 30, No. 23 Baylor tops Randall 105-82 at Fort Hood
FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — Baylor dressed just six scholarship players because of injuries that shortened the bench and sidelined two of the top three scorers for the 23rd-ranked Bears.
It didn't matter much against tiny Randall, a 400-student Oklahoma college with a large roster considering the size of the student body.