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Baylor addressed its needs in the paint by signing centers Flo Thamba and Ibby Ali to scholarships, but coach Scott Drew is still hoping to add at least one more player.

Baylor is expected to sign prep centers Flo Thamba and Ibby Ali during the NCAA spring signing period beginning Wednesday, but coach Scott Drew doesn’t plan to stop there.

The NCAA tournament is where every team wants to be, soaking in March Madness with all the heart stopping excitement that goes along with it.

After making the NCAA tournament a school-record four straight seasons, Baylor coach Scott Drew was disappointed when his team didn’t make this year’s 68-team field which included seven Big 12 teams.

KANSAS CITY – Baylor hopes to take all the guesswork out of its NCAA tournament fate by winning the Big 12 tournament for the first time in school history.

The Baylor men’s basketball program has received a verbal commitment from Ibby Ali, a 6-10 center from Maumelle, Ark.

With the calendar turning to March, Baylor coach Scott Drew wants his team to be playing its best basketball as the Big 12 and NCAA tournaments loom ahead.

The Baylor men’s basketball team has put together a poster with a prediction of how many more wins it needs to make the NCAA tournament.

During halftime of the Baylor-West Virginia game, the Ferrell Center crowd went crazy when Bears defensive end B.J. Thompson jumped over two teammates to throw down a powerful slam in a dunk contest featuring four football players.

With Manu Lecomte going off for a career-high 30 points, Baylor pulled away for a 76-60 win over Oklahoma State in the first meeting between the two teams at the Ferrell Center.

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The thought bounced into my mind with the zip of a well-placed post entry pass, and it just lodged in there and stayed. Upon contemplating it deeper and then applying a bit of research, I’m even more convinced of its truth.

The Baylor men’s basketball program received some much needed help in the frontcourt by landing a verbal commitment on Monday from Flo Thamba, a forward from Mountain Mission School in Grundy, Va.

Baylor coach Scott Drew has the perfect solution for cutting down on turnovers after the Bears matched their season high with 21 in Tuesday’s gut wrenching loss to West Virginia.

For the first time in 135 games in a series dating back to 1937, both Baylor and Texas Tech will be ranked in the Top 25 when they open Big 12 play at 7 p.m. Friday at United Supermarkets Arena in Lubbock.

FORT HOOD — Down to six healthy scholarship players, Scott Drew could have easily had flashbacks to his first season at Baylor in 2003 when he was lucky to have enough players to put on the floor.

Playing at Fort Hood for the third straight year, the Baylor men’s basketball players always look forward to the short trip to thank the soldiers for everything they’ve done.

After losing the last two games to No. 21 Xavier and No. 8 Wichita State, the No. 16 Bears will play a stretch of five straight games in the next two weeks against unranked nonconference opponents beginning with Sam Houston State at 7 p.m. Monday at the Ferrell Center.

Baylor hasn’t forgotten how its unbeaten run through a tough nonconference schedule played a major role in landing a No. 3 regional seed in last year’s NCAA tournament.

Baylor appeared in midseason form in Friday’s 107-66 season opening win over Central Arkansas as it set school records by shooting 66.1 percent overall and 70.6 percent from 3-point range.

Last season was a beautiful ride for the Baylor men’s basketball team as it earned its first No. 1 ranking in school history and eventually reached the Sweet 16 at Madison Square Garden.

At this point in the offseason, Baylor head coach Scott Drew knows the benefits of of beating up on someone not clad in green and gold can work wonders. And if it’s for a good cause, even better.