DALLAS Teams

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Rick Carlisle raved about Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg's "likeability." How would the Mavs coach grade himself in that department? "How about an easier question?" Carlisle replied with a wry grin.

Max Olson ESPN Staff Writer 

No. 16 West Virginia was suddenly in some trouble for a moment. Baylor got a 43-yard TD from Ishmael Zamora to make it 24-21 and recovered the onside kick with 2:39 to go. But officials flagged an illegal block and West Virginia recovers the re-kick. Strange sequence.

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Hobbling Smith throws a strike for Baylor TD (0:24)
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Baylor tops Xavier in showdown of unbeaten (0:37)

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Mavs G Seth Curry welcomes fans to their seats at the AAC but won't play vs. the Bulls due to a sprained right knee.

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Jennings darts upfield for 58-yard West Virginia TD (0:41)

ESPN Stats and Information  

Xavier entered the game against Baylor allowing 22.9 paint points per game, fewest in the Big East. The Bears punished the Musketeers with 38 points from the paint, helped by 77 percent shooting from down low in the second half.

NCAAM 

Max Olson ESPN Staff Writer 

Texas president Greg Fenves said coach Tom Herman hasn't spoken with him or AD Mike Perrin about bringing OC Major Applewhite back to Texas. Fenves said he'll "look at all factors" regarding Applewhite's involvement in the Bev Kearney discrimination suit if Herman does recommend his hire.

NCAAF 

ESPN Stats and Information  

After trailing by three points at halftime, Baylor took over in the paint in the second half, outscoring Xavier 20-4 down low. Baylor finished the game 19-of-26 in the paint, including 10-of-13 in the second half.

NCAAM 

Max Olson ESPN Staff Writer 

Texas has released the terms of new coach Tom Herman's 5-year contract. He'll make $5.25 million in Year 1 with escalators up to $6.25 million in his final year. Herman is guaranteed at least $25 million in the deal.

NCAAF 

Andy Katz ESPN Senior Writer 

So far UCLA and Baylor have been two of the best teams this season. Hard to argue against their early resumes. Both are a good watch and will be entertaining to track the next four months. Will be curious to see how high they will ultimately get on seed line. Neither may ultimately win their respective league but will have strong SOS.

NCAAM 

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Baylor has five top-35 KenPom wins: Louisville, Oregon, Michigan State, VCU -- and now Xavier. Should enter Big 12 play at 12-0.

NCAAM 
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Shorts gets feet down for West Virginia TD (0:30)
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Cannon catches 60-yard Baylor touchdown (0:20)

Max Olson ESPN Staff Writer 

Baylor is showing some fight in its regular season finale at No. 16 West Virginia. The Bears are up 14-3 in the 2nd quarter on a 60-yard TD pass from Zach Smith to KD Cannon in a game that's featured very little passing so far.

NCAAF 
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Cannon makes great bobbling catch for Baylor (0:25)
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Baylor makes mess of fast break
NCAAM 

This possession ends when two Bears fight for the ball after missing a wide open layup. Still, No. 9 Baylor holds a slim lead over No. 7 Xavier in the second half.

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Baylor's good defense leads to Freeman's dunk (0:21)