Players benched during investigations

WACO, Texas -- Baylor played its second exhibition game
Wednesday night without Corey Herring and Harvey Thomas, who still
have not been cleared to play by a university compliance
investigation committee.

The committee is looking into possible NCAA rules violations.
Herring and Thomas also sat out the first exhibition game Nov. 4,
leaving the Bears and new coach Scott Drew with just six
scholarship players in uniform.

The Bears' next game is their season opener Nov. 22 at home
against Texas Southern.

Baylor placed itself on a two-year probation this summer and
will not play in the Big 12 tournament or any other postseason
events this season. The probation followed a school inquiry that
began after the disappearance and death of player Patrick Dennehy.
Former player Carlton Dotson is charged with the murder and is
jailed in Waco.

Former coach Dave Bliss was found to be directly involved in
paying tuition costs and other expenses for Dennehy and another
player. The other player hasn't been named.