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General Information

Conference: Big 12

NCAA Division: Division I

City: Waco, Texas

Stadium: Paul J. Meyer Arena

Championships

  • National Championships: 1
  • Conference Titles: 7
  • NCAA Tournaments: 14

Past Conferences:

  • Big 12 Conference
  • Southwest Conference
  • Independent

Baylor Bears Standings & Analysis

If you’re a college sports fan, you’re likely interested in keeping up-to-date with the latest news and standings for your favorite teams. The Baylor Bears is a perennial powerhouse in college sports, and as such, many fans are always on the lookout for the latest information on this team.

All-Time Baylor Bears Stats & Records

Points Scored

  • LaceDarius Dunn: 2,285
  • Terry Teagle: 2,189
  • Micheal Williams: 1,854
  • Curtis Jerrells: 1,820
  • Brian Skinner: 1,702

Rebounds

  • Rico Gathers: 1,134
  • Brian Skinner: 915
  • Jerry Mallett: 877
  • Kevin Rogers: 865
  • Darrell Hardy: 836

Assists

  • Nelson Haggerty: 699
  • Curtis Jerrells: 487
  • Pierre Jackson: 478
  • Tweety Carter: 474
  • Micheal Williams: 464

Overview of the Baylor Bears Standings

Last-Season Standings

The Baylor Bears basketball team had an outstanding 2021-2022 NCAAB season, finishing with an overall record of 32-7 and winning the NCAA Championship. The team was led by standout players like junior guard Jared Butler and sophomore forward Jonathan Tchamwa Tchatchoua.

Butler was the team’s leading scorer, averaging 16.7 points per game while also contributing 4.8 assists and 3.3 rebounds per game. Tchamwa Tchatchoua was a key contributor on the boards, averaging 7.4 rebounds per game to go along with his 7.2 points per game.

The Bears had a strong showing in the regular season, finishing with a 13-5 record in the Big 12 Conference. They also had several impressive victories throughout the season, including a 13-point win over then-top-ranked Gonzaga and a 14-point win over second-ranked Kansas.

The Bears’ dominance continued into the postseason, as they swept through the NCAA Tournament with impressive wins over teams like Villanova, Arkansas, and Houston before ultimately winning the national championship in a blowout victory over previously undefeated Gonzaga.

Overall, the Baylor Bears had a historic 2021-2022 season, with outstanding performances from key players like Jared Butler and Jonathan Tchamwa Tchatchoua and a dominant run through the NCAA Tournament. The team will be looking to build on their success in the upcoming season.

Before Betting on Baylor Bears, Check Out These Tips:

Monitor injuries and absences

Like with any team, injuries and absences can significantly impact the Bears’ performance, so be sure to stay up-to-date on any injuries or absences among the team’s key players before placing bets.

Look for same game parlay options

Game parlays can be a good option for personalized, multi-leg wagers on the same game. Consider incorporating under/over bets and spread bets, along with prop bets on individual player performances.

Understand the team’s defensive strengths

Baylor is known for their strong defensive play, so it’s worth considering the team’s defensive capabilities when placing bets, especially against opponents with weaker offenses.

Analyze the team’s guard play

Baylor’s guard play is a key strength of the team, so it’s worth analyzing their performances and impact on the game when considering betting on the Bears.

Baylor Bears Basketball History

Overall

The Baylor Bears’ inaugural season came in 1907 under coach Luther Burleson. From 1907-1941, the Bears had three coaches. Ralph Glaze was at the helm from 1911-1914 and Ralph Wolf from 1927-1941.

In Wolf’s first year, the team went through a tragic event. Ten students and players were killed after the team bus was hit by a train. Wolf finished his career with a 277-148 overall record. The Bears won one Southwest Conference Championship under Wolf in 1932.

Bill Henderson took over in 1941. He coached the Bears for 18 seasons. The Bears won four conference championships and made three tournament appearances. His first two seasons were underwhelming, as the Bears finished with a 17-23 overall record and a 9-15 conference record. In 1945, the Bears finished with a 25-5 record and made the tournament. In 1947, they made the championship but fell to Kentucky. They returned to the tournament in the 1949-1950 season. They finished fourth. From 1950-1960, the Bears finished with just two winning seasons. Henderson finished his career with a 201–233 overall record.

Bill Menefee took over after Henderson. Menefee would be the last coach for over half to leave Baylor with a record over .500. The Bears weren’t very competitive under Menefee. They didn’t win a single conference championship or make an appearance in the tournament. He finished with a 149-144 overall record.

Guard Vinnie Johnson

The Bears had just 10 winning seasons over the next 30 seasons. On a brighter note, the Bears had a handful of good players that balled out and played at the next level. Guard Vinnie Johnson played for the Bears from 1977-1979. He averaged 24 points, 6.1 assists and 5.3 rebounds per game. He was drafted in the first round of the 1979 NBA Draft by the Seattle SuperSonics.

Guard Terry Teagle played for the Bears from 1978-1982. He averaged nearly 20 points per game for his career. He is currently the second all-time leading scorer in program history, with 2,189 points.

In 2003, the Bears were in more turmoil than ever. Coach Dave Bliss was accused of paying four players. To make matters worse, Bliss made negative comments about Patrick Dennehy. Dennehy was a player at Baylor that was murdered by an ex Baylor player. The school first took action by capping their scholarships to seven for two seasons and banned themselves from postseason play. The NCAA also placed more recruiting bans on the Bears.

Scott Drew became coach in 2003 and is still currently the coach. The sanctions made it difficult for the Bears to have any type of success. However, Drew was good at his job and had the Bears back over .500 in the 2007-2008 season.

Return to the NCAA Tournament

In 2008, the Bears finally made their return to the NCAA tournament. During the 2009-2010 season, the Bears made it to the Elite Eight. The 2011-2012 season was monumental, as the Bears finished with 30 wins. It was the first and only time the Bears finished with 30 wins. During the season, they were ranked as high as third. Additionally, they returned to the Elite Eight.

Since the 2011-2012 season, the Bears have made the tournament eight times. They’ve made it to the Sweet Sixteen five times, the Elite Eight once, the Final Four once, and the Championship once.

The 2019-2020 season looked promising for the Bears. They dominated and finished with a 26-4 record and a 15-3 conference record. Unfortunately, the postseason was canceled due to Covid-19.

The very next season, the Bears finally broke through. They finished with a 28-2 overall record and a 13-1 conference record. It was their first Big 12 Championship under Drew. They were one of the best build teams and played hard on both ends. They made their first NCAA Championship under coach Drew, where they beat Gonzaga. It was their first tournament championship in program history.

Baylor Bears Basketball FAQs

What is the highest win total in Baylor Bears history?

The 2011-2012 Baylor Bears won 30 games under head coach Scott Drew. It was the first and only time the Bears finished with 30 wins.

What was the worst season in Baylor Bears history?

The 1944-1945 Baylor Bears didn’t win a single game all season. It was the Bears’ first and only time finishing winless. Coach Jeff Mangold made it just six games before being fired.

How many NCAA Tournaments have the Bears made in Baylor Bears history?

The Baylor Bears have made the NCAA Tournament 14 times. The Bears have made the Final Four three times and they won the entire tournament once in 2021.
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