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Schedule Changes of Note
11:43 A.M., TUESDAY, AUGUST 23, 2011
CHRIS YANDLE (EMAIL)
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Only 53 days until the start of the 2011-12 college basketball season and the final pieces of Baylor's schedule are beginning to take shape. Baylor's lone exhibition game has been set for Tue., Nov. 1, against Abilene Christian, whose former head coach Grant McCasland returned to his alma mater as an assistant coach in July.

Baylor's Dec. 28 game against Mississippi State in Dallas (ESPN2, 8 p.m.) will be its last of 2011. UT Arlington was originally scheduled for Dec. 31, but that game has been moved to Nov. 23. Looking at the 2011-12 schedule, that means Baylor will play back-to-back nights at home (Nov. 22 vs. South Carolina State and Nov. 23 vs. UTA).

One important note for the UTA game: it will be Baylor's last game without the services of sophomore F Perry Jones III, who has to sit out the first five games of the season. With the UTA game change, Baylor fans will get to see PJ3 make his season debut Nov. 29 against Prairie View A&M at the Ferrell Center.

Two Big 12 game times have been determined for ESPNU; "The Battle of the Brazos" rivalry series between Baylor and Texas A&M will tip at 6 p.m. on Jan. 2, while the Bears' regular-season home finale Feb. 27 against Texas Tech is set for 8 p.m.

Game times and TV information for the remainder of Baylor's 2011-12 schedule should be announced in the next few weeks. Baylor's two opponents in Las Vegas for the 11th Annual iBN Sports Las Vegas Classic have not been formally announced, but I assure you fans will be pleased with the scheduling outcome, which will offer a significant boost to its SOS.

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Udoh, Black Return to Baylor...to Graduate
3:00 P.M., WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17, 2011
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During NBA lockout, Udoh returned to Waco to finish his degree.

Both electrified Ferrell Center crowds during their short stints in a Baylor uniform. Both left their collegiate playing days with a promise to one day finish their education. And, on August 13, 2011, both made good on their promise. Ekpe Udoh and Terry Black were among those who received their Baylor degrees during Summer Commencement exercises last Saturday at the Ferrell Center.

Udoh, the No. 6 overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft, recently concluded his rookie season in the NBA, where he averaged 4.1 points, 3.1 rebounds and 1.5 blocks in 58 games (18 starts). With 14 credits needed to graduate and the NBA lockout on-going, Udoh returned to Waco to work on his degree.

In one season at Baylor, Udoh set the Baylor and Big 12 single-season record for blocked shots (133), while leading the Bears to within four minutes of advancing to the 2010 NCAA Final Four (lost 78-71 to eventual national champion Duke in the Elite Eight). Udoh was named the Big 12 Newcomer and Defensive Player of the Year in 2010.

During NBA lockout, Udoh returned to Waco to finish his degree.

After playing pro basketball in such places as Italy, South Korea, Germany, Finland and North Dakota, Black returned to Baylor last fall to complete the last 30 hours of his degree plan. Ten years after concluding his Baylor career, Black walked across the Ferrell Center stage to receive his diploma from Judge Ken Starr.

A two-time junior college All-American, Black is considered one of the best dunkers in program history. He is best known for his six dunks and team-high 20 points in Baylor's shocking 85-77 win over then-No. 6 Kansas at the Ferrell Center on an ESPN2 Big Monday telecast in 2001. Black is Baylor's all-time leader in career steals-per-game (2.55), third in career steals (153) and fourth in career FG percentage (.591).

Black, a member of Baylor's All-Centennial Team in 2006, was the first player in program history to earn first-team All-Big 12 honors in 2001.

Black and Udoh become the 20th and 21st (current of former) players, respectively, to graduate from Baylor in the Scott Drew Era, joining: Matt Sayman (2004); Robbie McKenzie (2004); Ryan Pryor (2005); Tommy Swanson (2006); Kevis Shipman (2006); Tim Bush (2007); Patrick Fields (2007); Richard Hurd (2008); Mark Shepherd (2008); Mamadou Diene (2008); Kevin Rogers (2009); Curtis Jerrells (2009); Henry Dugat (2009); David Wesley (2009); Delbert Simpson (2009); Tweety Carter (2010); Josh Lomers (2010); Aaron Bruce (2010) and Fred Ellis (2010).

Congratulations to Ekpe and Terry for finishing their degrees and being such outstanding respresentatives for Baylor and the basketball program. Sic 'em!

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Canada Trip Ends in Style, Courtesy of Deuce Bello
1:53 A.M. EDT, TUESDAY, AUGUST 16, 2011
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Looking Back on Canada: Bears Visit CN Tower | Toronto's "Amazing Race"

By the time many read this blog, the Baylor basketball team will be on an airplane departing Toronto. Five days ago, Baylor arrived in Canada amid a plethora preseason hype. On Tuesday, the Bears return home to Texas, but Baylor Nation has now expanded north of the board after their 3-1 trip to Toronto. Baylor put on quite an offensive display, averaging 92.3 points-per-game (including two games with 100-plus points). As a team, Baylor shot 52.1 percent from the floor, while holding opponents to 40.9 percent.

Sophomore Perry Jones III was as advertised, averaging a team-leading 20.3 points, along with 7.5 rebounds. PJ3 also led the Bears in field goal percentage (59.0 percent). Ontario's own Brady Heslip played his first collegiate games as a Baylor Bear in front of family and friends; Heslip averaged 16.5 points and drained 41.7 percent of his 3-point field goals (15-of-36).

For the first time since the 2009-10 season, redshirt sophomore Cory Jefferson saw the floor and made some big contributions. Jefferson's progress and growth during his redshirt season was evident in Canada as the Killeen, Texas, product averaged 11.5 points and 7.8 rebounds. Jefferson has bulked up tremendously and will add a great amount of depth and bulk in the low-post.

And then there's Pierre Jackson. You can see why this guy was named the NJCAA Division I Player of the Year last season. Jackson's quick, athletic, elusive and aggressive on defense. He and incumbent point guard A.J. Walton collaborated on several fast-break baskets, sharing the ball back and forth. Heslip also shared the floor with Jackson and Walton, giving Baylor three point guards at any given time.

Senior Fred Ellis had a solid all-around week, capped off by a 16-point performance Monday vs. Ontario. Fellow senior Anthony Jones also played well, shooting 54 percent from the floor.

Then freshman Deuce Bello, who - while in high school - was voted as one of the world's top 20 best dunkers, put the exclamation point on Baylor's foreign tour with a SportsCenter-esque one-handed slam over an Ontario defender (fast-forward to the 2:35 mark). After the game, the defender who was dunked on told Bello (with a smile): "That was a nasty dunk. Don't do that to me again." That's good stuff. Bello could very well be doing that again this season.

Overall, Baylor looked very good, but there are always things that can be improved. Even with out the forwards Quincy (Quincy Acy and Quincy Miller), Baylor was electrifying. Ryerson head coach Roy Rana tweeted that Baylor is a legit Final Four threat...and that was without Acy and Miller playing.

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS
SCORING: Perry Jones III (20.3)
FG PERCENTAGE: Perry Jones III (.590)
3FG PERCENTAGE: Brady Heslip (.417)
FT PERCENTAGE: Perry Jones III/Pierre Jackson (.833)
REBOUNDING: Cory Jefferson (7.8)
ASSISTS: A.J. Walton (5.8)
STEALS: A.J. Walton (3.3)
BLOCKS: Cory Jefferson (1.0)

Our trip to Canada was a lot of fun and hopefully I was able to successfully capture all the aspects of Baylor's first foreign tour in four years - both on and off the court. Everyone we met in Toronto was very complimentary of how the players were respectful and first-class. Toronto's a beautiful city and Ryerson Unviersity were gracious hosts. We thoroughly enjoyed our time in Canada and wish we could come back again soon.

Several people expressed their sadness that we were leaving Canada, including many of the Ryerson athletics staff who we've had a chance to work with over the last several days. I also had the opportunity to form relationships with many of the Canadian media in attendance, including SLAM Online blogger Holly MacKenzie, who has professed her new-found love for Baylor basketball. She's even planning a trip to Texas this year to see the Baylor Bears. On their home floor.

Fans were already counting down to basketball season before this trip, but now Baylor's showcase this week will make it that much harder for fans to wait until practice officially starts in October.

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A Glass Floor With a View
3:59 P.M. EDT, MONDAY, AUGUST 15, 2011
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Looking up at CN Tower, the second-tallest building in the world.

Photo Gallery

With their last full in Canada, the Bears opted for one last sight-seeing mission to one of Toronto's icons, CN Tower, which stands adjacent to Rogers Centre (formerly SkyDome). After a short shootaround this morning at Ryerson University's Kerr Hall Gym, the Bears boarded the bus for CN Tower.

So, the CN Tower is the second-tallest building in the world (1,815 feet tall, 181 floors) and, if you are ever in Toronto, it's worth the money, wait and visit. Even if you are not a fan of heights or glass elevators, you should do it. From the ground to the observation level takes approximately 60 seconds to climb 114 stories...on a glass elevator. Oh, and you have glass at your feet to look below. Here's the players' reaction when they can see the city from elevator, which is traveling at a rate of 15 miles/hour:

What was the reaction when the guys saw the glass floor? It appears Fred Ellis and Pierre Jackson weren't too keen about taking a photo:

The people of Toronto have been extremely welcoming of the Baylor basketball team. Players have taken the time for many photo opportunities throughout the trip, including this one prior to jumping on the CN Tower elevator.

Sunday's "Amazing Race" through Toronto and Monday's trip to CN Tower are just some of the highlights of Baylor's first foreign tour in four years. Baylor closes out its foreign tour tonight with the Ontario Revolution at 7 p.m. CT at Ryerson's Kerr Hall Gym. No video will be available, but you can follow all the action via the official Twitter feed of Baylor Basketball (@BaylorMBB).


Baylor's "Amazing Race" Through Toronto
4:37 P.M. EDT, SUNDAY, AUGUST 14, 2011
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Photo op after completing the "Amazing Race."

Photo Gallery | Twitvid: A.J. Walton | Twitvid: Fred Ellis

Rather than taking a three-hour round-trip bus ride to visit Niagara Falls, Baylor coaches, players and staff decided to participate in Toronto's version of Amazing Race as it's team-building exercise Sunday afternoon. With the help of Ryerson University athletics staff, players and coaches were divided into five teams - Orange, Blue, Purple, Green and Yellow.

After the rules were read and once everyone was broken into teams, questions were then asked to determine the order of the teams to leave with the first clue (the first team to answer each question received its clue).

The rules: your team must follow the six clues (in sequential order), take a photo at each location to prove that you indeed were there, can't skip over a location and you can't use public transportation. Oh and when you get to each location, you have answer three questions about members of the other teams (players and coaches filled out questionnaires Saturday).

Teams were given 90 minutes to complete the race; all six locations were restricted to Downtown Yonge and the Ryerson University campus. I wasn't an "official" participant, but I followed Team Orange (Cory Jefferson, Quincy Acy, Coach Scott Drew and Coach Grant McCasland) for the first half and Team Green (Charlie Melton, Jared Nuness, Pierre Jackson and Deuce Bello) - aka "Team Lost" - for the second half.

Everyone knows Coach Drew is intense and he was running full-throttle through the streets of Toronto. If you need further proof, just watch the video below, following Team Orange to its first stop of the race:

You think the players and coaches are competitive on the court? You should see them when they are racing against one another through downtown Toronto. Just like the actual show on CBS, teams were allowed to ask for help (and were given a map of downtown Toronto as a guide). The only thing missing was host Phil Keoghan (David Chandler stepped in nicely, helping determine the order of the finishing teams), a few pit stops and a road block or two.

The aforementioned, Team Lost:

Controversy set in at the finish line; Team Blue crossed the finish line first, but didn't have all its pictures. Team Orange then crossed and didn't have all its pictures, either (I had four of them). Team Purple was the third to cross and had all six photos and was then declared the winner. A search party was sent to find "Team Lost" who arrived back at the hotel to a standing ovation.

Today's activity was a lot of fun...a lot of running...but still a lot of fun. Baylor has one more game on its foreign tour before returning home to Waco. The Bears will face the ABA Ontario Revolution on Monday (7 p.m. CT) at Ryerson's Kerr Hall Gym. No video will be available, but you can follow all the action via the official Twitter feed of Baylor Basketball (@BaylorMBB).

A special thanks to Shauna and Bonnie from Ryerson (as well as the stops on the race) for putting this event together.


Another Win for the Green and Gold
1:09 A.M. EDT, SUNDAY, AUGUST 14, 2011
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Box Score | Twitvid: Pre-Game | Twitvid: Brady Heslip | Twitvid: Perry Jones III

Any and all basketball fans in the greater Toronto area found their way to Kerr Hall Gym on the Ryerson University campus tonight for a huge twinbill - Belgium/Canada in game one and Baylor/Ryerson in the nightcap. It was an unbelievable atmosphere between the music, the fans and the outpouring of media post-game. Baylor lived up to the local hype as the Bears came away with a 93-71 victory over the Ryerson Rams.

Since scoring six points Friday in a loss to Belgium, Burlington, Ontario, native Brady Heslip has put on a shooting clinic for his home country faithful as well as the several Baylor fans in attendance. Heslip averaged 24.0 points in Baylor's two wins Saturday, shooting 58 percent (18-of-31) from the floor and 50 percent (11-of-22) from 3-point range. Heslip is a huge competitor...relentless on offense and defense. I tweeted he's a bulldog. And I think it's a rather fitting nickname. He's a lot of fun to watch.

Not to be forgotten, Perry Jones III chipped in matching 21-point performances, shooting 70 percent (19-of-27) from the floor. There were several times in both games Saturday where PJ3 took over on both ends of the court. He showed a lot of great things as a freshman, but his sophomore season is going to be that much better.

Saturday night's atmosphere was amazing, but the most overwhelming part was the amount of media attention post-game. Media outlets from all across the region did post-game interviews with Heslip, PJ3, Pierre Jackson, Deuce Bello and head coach Scott Drew. And all were very complimentary of how the players handled themselves in post-game interviews.

There were several special guests in attendance Saturday night, including a hand full of NBA scouts from the Toronto Raptors and Detroit Pistons to name a few. Also in attendance were San Antonio Spur Matt Bonner, former Valparaiso head coach Homer Drew and Burlington resident Jim McCaw, father of Baylor AD Ian McCaw, who graduated from nearby Laurentian. Bonner even spoke to the team after Baylor's 104-78 win earlier in the day (Bonner played at Florida while Director of Operations Tim Maloney served on the Gators' coaching staff).

I know I've mentioned this before, but I'd be remiss if I didn't mention it again. The Ryerson Athletics staff (Shauna Bookal, Jim McLarty, Adam Ali, et al) has been outstanding and very hospitable to our team. They've gone above and beyond - they did stats tonight and even provided photos (thanks to Stephen Kassim) for me to use. Definitely first class.

And now for the fun twist of our trip. Originally, we were scheduled to visit Niagara Falls as part of our team-building exercise Sunday. Well, there's been a change of plans...Instead, the players and coaches will compete in an Amazing Race-like scavenger hunt throughout the city of Toronto. More details will be available before our excursion, but it should be a lot of fun.

For constant updates on all things Baylor basketball, follow the official Twitter feed of Baylor Basketball (@BaylorMBB).


A Quick Look at the Ryerson Rams
5:59 P.M. EDT, SATURDAY, AUGUST 13, 2011
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Earlier today, Baylor was dominant for the final 35 minutes of the game to handily defeat the Canadian juniors squad, 104-78, at Kerr Hall on the Ryerson University campus in Toronto. Redshirt sophomore Cory Jefferson was a beast (21 points, 13 rebounds) and the results of his training with strength coach Charlie Melton - as well as his two trips to Europe with Athletes In Action - have shown remarkably. For the nightcap, Baylor will face the host Ryerson Rams tonight at 8:30 p.m. EDT (7:30 p.m. CDT); free live video will be available at SportsCanada.tv.

It's not every day a top-25 NCAA program travels to Canada for its foreign tour. In fact, Kerr Hall only seats 800 people and the Ryerson staff think tonight's exhibition game could sell out. Ryerson staff have been fantastic and they've been working diligently to put on a first-class event...even complete with unveiling their new branding identity earlier this week.

Unlike college basketball in the states, college basketball in Canada was just one division. There's no Division I, II, III or NAIA. It's all one. Ryerson competes in the CIS, Canadian Interuniversity Sport, which is broken down into four conferences - CanadaWest, OUA, RSEQ and AUS. Ryerson is a member of the OUA (Ontario University Athletics), which consists of 19 schools: Brock, Carlton, Guelph, Lakehead, Laurentian, McMaster, Nipissing, Ottowa, Queens, Royal Military College of Canada, Ryerson, Toronto, Trent, Ontario Institute of Technology, Waterloo, Western, Wilfrid Laurier, Windsor and York.

Ryerson is 21-23 under third-year head coach Roy Rana. Last season, the Rams finished 11-11 overall and fourth in the OUA East Division, falling in the OUA East semifinals. Ryerson's starting guard Jahmal James, who was a first-team OUA all-star and CIS all-rookie performer a year ago, will miss tonight's game. He was selected to play for the Canadian men's FISU Games squad that is currently playing in China. Ola Adeghoruwa, who set Ryerson's single-season steals record last season, is recovering from off-season surgery and will also miss tonight's contest.

Two more things to note about the Rams: Tonight will be the first of four games that Ryerson will play against NCAA competition in the preseason. Ryerson will travel the United States for three games Nov. 4-7 against Santa Clara, Stanford and Rhode Island. The last time Ryerson welcomed an NCAA Division I school to Kerr Hall was back in 2008 - the Rams lost 102-68 to Penn State and 100-56 to Iona.

Tonight's expected to be an entertaining atmosphere and it should be a lot of fun for Baylor Nation to get a glimpse of the Baylor Bears on the live video stream.

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Tough Start in Canada, But Plenty of Positives Ahead
10:53 P.M. EDT, FRIDAY, AUGUST 11, 2011
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Coach Scott Drew draws a play during a timeout Friday against Belgium.

Recap | Twitvid: Brady Heslip | Twitvid: Cory Jefferson

At times, Baylor's athleticism caught Belgium off guard, resulting in several transition buckets...usually capped off by dunks from the Joneses - Perry Jones III or Anthony Jones. And at other times, you can tell that the Bears have had only 10 practices since the end of the 2010-11 season. However, despite the tough start following an 81-69 loss to Belgium, there are plenty of positives to take away from Friday night's game.

Hopefully, I was able to offer an unbiased, subjective view of the game with my Twitter updates Friday. It'll be fun for Baylor fans back in Texas (and all over the country, for that matter) to watch the Bears in action. A couple of things to consider:

  • After a slow start, PJ3 took over in the second half. He blew by several Belgian players with some of his moves in the low post and along the baseline.
  • Baylor started the game with two PGs on the court - A.J. Walton and Pierre Jackson. Walton and Jackson combined for 16 of Baylor's 21 assists and only committed a combined six turnovers. When Belgium applied pressure and trapped, the Bears were able to break the press most of the time solely on their athleticism. Jackson is super quick and elusive. Don't let his 4-of-15 shooting alarm you...
  • I said this last year during his redshirt season and I'll say it again: Cory Jefferson is bigger, stronger and has a more all-around offensive game. He went strong to the basket and was aggressive on the boards. He will play an important role off the bench for the Bears in 2011-12.
  • Baylor shot 38 percent from the floor (26-68 FG), but played without the services of the forwards Quincy - Quincy Acy and Quincy Miller. And despite all of that, the Bears still played well and, in the end, were out-matched by a much bigger Belgium team.
  • Speaking of Belgium, five players were 6-8 or larger, including a pair of 7-footers, Didier Mbenga-Illunda and Tomas Van Den Spiegel. These guys weren't just tall; they were big dudes. As former Valparaiso head coach Homer Drew told me tonight, it's still great experience for the Bears.

There were a few noticeable differences during Friday's game, mainly dealing with the use of FIBA (International Basketball Federation) playing rules. Instead of rectangular lane like in the NBA and college, the teams used a trapezoid lane. Also the Bears had to adjust to a 24-second shot clock...there were times Friday night that Baylor had to rush some shots because the guys weren't used to playing 24 seconds. The ball was a little different, too.

Possibly the most interesting stat of the night - literally - was my keeping stats. And not with a computer, either. I kept shorthand stats for both teams on paper - FG, 3FG, FT, PTS, REB, AST, TO, STL, BLK, etc. Don't believe me? Here's further proof:

The athletic staff at Ryerson has been great and, thankfully, the SID guys will use StatCrew to keep stats during Baylor's game vs. the Ryerson Rams. And for that, I'm grateful. Saturday will be another quick turnaround for the Bears; Baylor will play a group of Canadian Juniors at 1 p.m. EDT. Afterwards, Baylor will return to the hotel for pre-game meal and then return to Ryerson for a meet-and-greet prior to tomorrow night's game.

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No Rest for the Weary
9:45 A.M. EDT, FRIDAY, AUGUST 12, 2011
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Some of the players sitting in baggage claim after arriving early this morning

More than 10 hours after leaving the Ferrell Center, the Baylor basketball team arrived in Toronto a few minutes after midnight EDT on Friday. And after going through customs, gathering all the luggage and arriving at the hotel in downtown Toronto, it was almost 2 a.m. It'll be a short turnaround as Baylor will play Belgium today at 4 p.m. CDT (5 p.m. EDT); Belgium is in town for the 2011 Jack Donohue International Classic, which will also be played at Ryerson University.

This week's trip to Canada will be a homecoming of sorts of Brady Heslip, who grew up 57 kilometers (35 miles) away in nearby Burlington. On our bus ride to the hotel, Heslip served as our unofficial tour guide, pointing out Toronto landmarks such as the CN Tower, Rogers Centre (home of the Toronto Blue Jays and the Toronto Argonauts of the CFL) and Air Canada Centre (home of the Toronto Raptors and Toronto Maple Leafs).

I will have photos later today during Baylor's pre-game preparations and (hopefully) a few action shots from the Belgium game.

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An In-Flight Blog, En Route to Canada
10:58 P.M. EDT, THURSDAY, AUGUST 11, 2011
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As I pen this blog, the Baylor basketball team is somewhere - at an altitude of 30,000 feet - over the midwestern reaches of the United States en route to Canada. No kidding. Baylor's first foreign tour in four years is scheduled to feature four exhibition games, including Friday's game against Belgium and Saturday's contest against host Ryerson. Baylor is scheduled to arrive in Toronto around midnight EDT and will get some much deserved rest before taking on Belgium at 5 p.m. EDT Friday at Kerr Hall on the campus of Ryerson University. A recap, box score and photos will be posted after the game and I will have live updates via Twitter throughout the exhibition match.

The amount of media interest we've received from various outlets in Toronto has certainly been overwhelming and the coaches and players (and I as well) are extremely excited to see the atmosphere for Saturday's game against the Ryerson Rams, which will be streamed online on Ryerson's UStream Channel.

I've received a few tweets the last few days regarding the statuses of sophomores Perry Jones III and Brady Heslip. PJ3 will play this week in Canada; the remainder of his NCAA-mandated five-game suspension only affects regular-season games. As for the sharp-shooting Heslip, the Burlington, Ontario, native WILL suit up/play for the Bears during their foreign tour.

For constant updates on all things Baylor basketball, follow the official Twitter feed of Baylor Basketball (@BaylorMBB).

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