The Baylor Bears, led by head coach Scott Drew have been ranked in the Associated Press poll the past five seasons. In 2012-13, the Bears have similar expectations, with several returning players and a lot of skilled athletes.
While the non-conference portion of the Baylor Bears schedule will not be released until later in the week, the Bears were excited to talk about their Big 12 portion of the schedule. Baylor will play 18 of their 18 conference games on national television. 14 of those games will be on ESPN, and 3 will be on the Big 12 Network. This continues to show the rise of Baylor Bears Basketball.
The first conference game of the season for Baylor will take place on January 5th when they take on the Texas Longhorns. Baylor and Texas will tip-off at 1pm CT. Next, the Bears will head to Lubbock and take on the Red Raiders in their first conference road game of the season.
Following that, Baylor will play their first ever conference game against TCU. The big game for the Bears will take play on January 14th when they battle against the Kansas Jayhawks on a Big Monday game.
The following week, the Bears will host Oklahoma State at 4:30pm on ESPN, before heading to TCU and coming back home to host Oklahoma. When February rolls around, the Bears will start with two straight road games. Baylor plays at Iowa State on February 2nd and Oklahoma State on February 6th. Drew and his troops get their first taste of life at West Virginia on February 27th. Baylor and West Virginia met last season on December 23rd. The Bears won by 2 in overtime.
Folks in Waco are getting excited for the basketball season to arrive. It should be a fun year for Scott Drew and all of the Baylor Bears Hoops team.