Texas Takes 34-28 Lead Into Halftime, Bears Continue To Claw Back

by dentonramsey

Texas Takes 34-28 Lead Into Halftime, Bears Continue To Claw Back
By Denton Ramsey, NCAA Basketball Sportswriter

WACO, Texas — The Baylor Bears refuse to go away, battling back time and time again as Texas holds a 34-28 lead at the break.

Despite a first half that saw BU shoot miserably from the field, the Bears have hung in the contest – giving the home crowd a lot to cheer about as Baylor hits the locker rooms at the midway mark.

After falling behind by double-figures, Scott Drew’s Bears have clawed back into the game – with Baylor putting on a late scoring drive to cut the Horns lead to just six points through the first half of play.

And don’t count Baylor out when they are down at halftime — in fact, it appears as though BU prefers it that way, having made multiple comeback runs this season in the second half.

Anyone who keeps up with the green and gold knows that the Bears live and die by the three-point shot — and early on, Baylor’s three-point shots just aren’t falling.

Look for Baylor to come out shooting to begin the second half though, as Drew and the coaching staff have a lot to be proud of with BU down just six at the break.

As the Bears’ Kevin Rogers told me prior to tonight’s match-up, rebounding will be a key to a BU victory — and thus far, Rogers has done his part in pulling down some big boards for the home team.

In just over eight minutes, Baylor and Texas will exit their locker rooms and hit the hardwood for 20 more minutes of action.

If the Bears can come out hot — continuing to focus on the basics while searching to get their shooting touch back — they have a good chance of upsetting the Horns tonight in Waco.

Stick around, fans, this one is going to come down to the wire — just as the prior four match-ups with Texas have been…

Check back soon for second half live blogging, and be sure to check back at the game’s conclusion for postgame notes, quotes and more…

Denton Ramsey may be reached via email at denton.ramsey@gmail.com