Many basketball fans may recognize some of coach Scott Drew’s Baylor basketball players, such as LaceDarius Dunn, Tweety Carter, Ekpe Udoh, or Quincy Acy.
But senior big man Josh Lomers stole the show on Saturday afternoon against Old Dominion, helping to carry the load for his team while constantly cleaning up under the glass as Baylor heads to the Sweet 16 following a 76-68 victory.
Lomers, one of two seniors on this year’s Baylor squad along with Carter, scored 14 points and pulled down eight rebounds (along with four steals and three blocks) before fouling out of the game to a standing ovation by the green and gold supporters.
"We always looked at him [Lomers] as our rock down low," Baylor's senior guard Carter told the Bears' official athletic site.
"You know, he holds us together, believe it or not. He comes out and play whatever minutes he’s got, he’s going to come out and play. That’s what I love about him. He always comes out and plays hard. Nothing bothers him. And him being as calm as he is has allowed us to be calm."
Teammate Dunn echoed Carter’s praise of Lomers.
“Josh means a lot to the team, you know. Just being the monster that he is, and just bringing things to the team. I think today he just came out with something else on his mind. You know, he just did a great job, getting all the offensive rebounds and the putback, and not only that, but finishing with the fouls when all the pushing was going on. But I think he came out and contributed a lot to the team today.”