WACO, Texas -- Tommy Swanson scored 20 points and Terrance
Thomas added 18 as Baylor defeated Raiders Select 83-73 in an exhibition
game Tuesday night, the team's first game since a tumultuous summer
that included the death of a player and allegations of wrongdoing
by the former coach.
Brad Newly led Raiders Select, an Australian touring team, with
19 points and Chris Novak added 15.
The Baylor players wore a horizontal black stripe on the left
shoulder of their uniforms in honor of Patrick Dennehy, who was
shot to death this summer. Former player Carlton Dotson is accused
of murder in Dennehy's death.
``Everyone always looks forward to the first exhibition game so
you have a chance to see what you need to work on,'' said new coach
Scott Drew said. ``Every day, there's always something to improve
on. We don't look past any day that we're given.''
Drew took over as coach in August, two weeks after Dave Bliss
resigned amid revelations of NCAA violations.
Corey Herring and Harvey Thomas were held out of the game since
the players have not been cleared to play by a university
compliance investigation committee looking into possible NCAA rules