After compiling the program’s best-ever Big 12 record and its first 20-win season in 20 years, head coach Scott Drew has the Baylor men’s basketball team headed back to the NCAA Tournament!
The Bears were named a No. 11 seed in the West region; they will face No. 6 seed Purdue Thursday in Washington, D.C. (Game times will be announced later Monday; a very limited number of tickets are available by calling the Baylor Ticket Office at 254-710-1000.) The winner of that game will face the winner of Xavier/Georgia on Saturday, also in D.C.
It’s been 20 years since the Bears last made the NCAA Tournament. This year’s appearance is Baylor’s fifth NCAA Tournament selection in program history; the Bears have played in two Final Fours (1948, 1950) and one national title game (1948).
Sic ’em, Coach Drew and Baylor men’s basketball!