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2017 Schedule
27-7, 2nd in Big 12

Joe Lunardi Senior Writer, ESPN.com 

Sweet 16 "seed scores" (coach's record of advancing in tourney relative to seed, since 2002): Greg Gard (1.50), John Beilein (1.35), Chris Mack (1.19), Frank Martin (1.18), Chris Holtmann (1.17), Sean Miller (1.12), John Calipari (1.06), Matt Painter (1.06), Roy Williams (1.03), Dana Altman (1.00), Scott Drew (1.00), Mike White (1.00), Mark Few (0.90), Steve Alford (0.84), Bob Huggins (0.84), Bill Self (0.79).

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FiveThirtyEight: How far can Baylor go?

According to FiveThirtyEight's round-by-round probabilities, Baylor has decent odds of coming out of the wide-open East Region. But the Bears will be long shots if they make the Final Four.

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Uni Watch: Baylor keeps it bright

Despite the fact that its home white uniforms are pretty sharp, Baylor seems to be in favor of its neon unis during this March Madness tournament. What a shame.

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ESPN's BPI breaks down who has the best chance to reach the elusive Final Four -- with three (fairly) clear frontrunners, including fourth-seeded Florida.

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Wooden Watch: Top honor closer than ever for Mason

Kansas' star guard said coming into this season he never thought about becoming player of the year. But he's positioned to receive the honor after leading the Jayhawks on a deep tournament run.

Why you should be excited about the Sweet 16 (1:13)

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Baylor boasts the best interior offense among teams still alive in the NCAA tournament, while South Carolina features the top interior defense. The Bears and Gamecocks will pit their productive trench warfare against each other on Friday.

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Florida's odds to win the NCAA tournament have increased by 10 percent, largely thanks to Villanova and Duke's early exits in the East Region. Oregon and Baylor's chances to win have each increased by 4 percent, and Gonzaga and Arizona, 3 percent.

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Entering the NCAA Tournament, ESPN.com/BPI projected that one team from among Villanova, Duke and Virginia had a 75 percent chance to represent the East Region in the Final Four. With those three all eliminated, the three biggest jumps in chance to reach Glendale are East Region teams.

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Assessing Sweet 16 coaches: Scott Drew

Scott Drew has orchestrated a defense that excels at forcing misses. But excessive turnovers have put a damper on Baylor's otherwise explosive offense.

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Why Baylor will (or won't) keep playing

The Bears' rangy zone defense has been a nightmare for opponents, but they can't afford lengthy scoring droughts going forward.

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With the top two seeds bowing out, everyone's East Regional bracket is pretty much busted. Just 5.1 percent of fans in ESPN's Tournament Challenged picked third-seeded Baylor to reach the Final Four, the highest percentage of any team remaining in the region.

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Baylor's Scott Drew is tied for the second-best record by any coach in the Round of 32. He is 4-0 in such contests, leading the Bears to all four of their Sweet 16 appearances.

Baylor's Motley has no regard for USC defender on dunk (0:15)

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

Baylor is in the Sweet 16 for the fourth time in eight years under Scott Drew. Quite a run.

Dave Tuley ESPN Staff Writer 

Baylor beats USC 82-78, but the ViewFromVegas is the Trojans cover as 5.5-point 'dogs on a wild tip-in at buzzer.

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

Manu Lecomte was absolutely huge for Baylor down the stretch. Lecomte scored all 12 of his points in the game's final 4:40, including a four-point play that ignited the Bears from behind.

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

Baylor joins Kansas and West Virginia as third Big 12 team to make the Sweet 16. USC nearly pulled off a third consecutive tournament comeback, but couldn't hit the big shot in the final minute.

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On a bang-bang charge/block call Johnathan Motley fouls out going to the basket. He's scored a Baylor-high 19 points. A potentially massive swing.

Team Stats

Points Per Game73.5171st
Rebounds Per Game37.9Tied-63rd
Assists Per Game15.7Tied-44th
Points Allowed63.520th

Tournament History

Final Fours2
Tournament Record11-12
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances10