Two massive wins for Baylor in a span of three days has the Bears in contention for an NCAA Tournament berth after a disappointing start to conference play.
The Bears knocked off Kansas at home Saturday and clipped Texas on the road in double overtime Monday. After losing four games in a row, Baylor is now riding a four-game win streak. The Bears are 6-7 in the Big 12 and 16-10 overall, and if they continue this run of form, they might sneak into the tournament.
ESPN’s John Gasaway included Baylor in his Bubble Watch, and said the Bears are within striking distance of a selection to the Big Dance.
“After four consecutive wins culminating in victories at home against Kansas and on the road (in double overtime) at Texas, the Bears have joined the fun here at Bubble Watch,” Gasaway wrote. “The win streak has, for now, put Scott Drew’s team in ‘next four out territory, meaning, yes, there is still work to be done.”
Baylor has an imposing stretch of games coming up, including back-to-back home games against No. 7 Texas Tech and No. 20 West Virginia. No. 23 Oklahoma and potential player of the year Trae Young also roll into Waco before the season concludes.
The Bears started the season in the Top 25. A tournament berth was expected then; now, it would be an impressive achievement for a team that once stood at 2-7 in the Big 12.
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