Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Hey, it's basketball season!

Still floating on the excitement of the huge football win over OU on Thursday night, Elliot and I joined Mom and Dad at the American Airlines Center for the first men's basketball game.  Baylor, coming off their NIT championship season, entered the season ranked #25.  For their first game, they took on former Big 12 foe Colorado (RV).
Elliot was happy to be at the game, but not happy to have his picture taken.  Mom thought it was still breast cancer awareness month, so she wore pink instead of Baylor colors.
 Heslip was pretty hot from the 3-point line at this game, shooting 4 for 6.  Two seasons ago, he really made his mark, shooting .455 from the 3-point line.  Last season saw a drop off, at .386.  After 2 games, he's shooting .563.  If he can keep that up, this will be a great season for him and the Bears!
I like what I saw against Colorado.  We have some important returning players: Heslip, Cory Jefferson, Isaiah Austin, Rico Gathers.  Junior college transfer Kenny Chery looks like he's going to be a great fit at point guard.  I don't remember Taurean Prince playing much last year, but I think he'll be a bonus from the bench.

Not too many people witnessed this game first-hand.  I think a lot of basketball fans will be watching the Bears this season, as they make a run on the Big 12 and, I believe, find their way into the NCAA tournament.
And, of course, we can't leave without singing That Good Ol' Baylor Line!

Sic 'em!

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