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Just because Baylor’s Scott Drew continues to score big in the recruiting realm doesn’t mean that the Bears will have uninterrupted success on the court.
By signing 5-star recruit Isaiah Austin, Drew was supposed to be able to fill the gap left by Perry Jones III’s early departure to the NBA.
In their Big 12 season preview, Athlon Sports said,
Proud as they are of their recent success, the Bears are ready to take the next step by winning an outright conference championship for the first time since 1948.
However, Baylor (17-12; 8-8 Big 12) has been unpredictable and inconsistent all season.
They’ve beaten some solid opponents, such as Oklahoma State, Kentucky and BYU, but they’ve lost to some inferior ones, such as College of Charleston and Northwestern.
The fact that the Bears have their backcourt of Pierre Jackson and Brady Heslip back from last year’s Elite Eight team makes this season’s up-and-down results that much more puzzling.
Jackson currently leads the Big 12 in both scoring (19 PPG) and assists (6.4 APG).