Bears look to post winning record for fifth time in last six regular season tournaments
Bears play Tigers in second game of stretch with five games in 10 days
Game will be televised on FOX Sports Southwest as part of Baylor third-tier package
Brady Heslip scores 18 points on 6-of-8 shooting from three-point range to lead Baylor.
Bears begin 2012-13 schedule at 7 p.m. Thursday at Ferrell Center
Sat out 2012-13 season as redshirt ... Member of Baylor's top-five nationally ranked recruiting class in 2012 ... Ranked nation's No. 145 recruit by Rivals.com ... Earned Academic All-State honors and was member of National Honor Society in high school ... Two-time Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll member ... Last name pronounced "RY-cook."
BIG 12 COMMISSIONER'S HONOR ROLL (FALL 2012, SPRING 2013)
Sat out first season at Baylor, redshirted to retain eligibility.
Four-year letterwinner for coach Scott Thannum at Fort Worth (Texas) Christian High School ... Broke FCHS scoring record with 40 points on Nov. 26, 2011, then came back following day and broke record again with 42 points in team's 78-77 win over Wichita Falls Hirschi ... Averaged 24.2 points, 10.3 rebounds and 4.1 blocks per game as senior in 2011-12 ... Helped team to 21-16 record and regional playoff berth ... Shot 42 percent from 3-point range and knocked down 66 percent of 2-point field goals during senior season ... Earned second-team Class 4A All-State honors as both junior and senior, combining to score 1,231 points over last two seasons ... Ranked nation's No. 145 recruit by Rivals.com ... Among centers, ranked No. 25 nationally by Rivals.com and No. 21 nationally by ESPN ... Ranked as No. 14 recruit in Texas by ESPN.
Full name is Chad Philip Rykhoek ... Last name pronounced "RY-cook" ... Born Sept. 13, 1993, in Fort Worth, Texas ... Son of Phil Rykhoek and Teri Crisco ... Mother attended Baylor ... Business major.