Team of the Day: Baylor

February 20th, 2008

17-8 (5-6 Big 12)
Computer numbers (as of Sunday): RPI 42, SOS 44

With a lot of the attention focused on what happened in Bloomington, Indiana last night, many didn't get to see a huge game in the Big 12 last night. Oklahoma, thanks to a four-point play from Tony Crocker, beat Baylor 92-91 in overtime. The loss, Baylor's fifth out of their last six games, drops them to 5-6 in league play and possibly, for the time being at least, squarely on the NCAA Tournament bubble. This does not look to be a year when being in a BCS league can make up for finishing under .500 in conference, so the Bears have some work to do. Curtis Jerrells played well all night, scoring 29 points, but it'll be his two missed free throws with one second remaining in overtime that people remember. The momentum many thought would carry over from their five-overtime win at Texas A&M? Just a memory.

On the clock: Florida. The Gators have fallen on hard times of late, dropping a tight one at Vandy after losing at home to LSU. 19-7 without a marquee non-conference win means that they need to make a move in the SEC, starting tonight against South Carolina.