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Big 12 and Baylor college basketball talk — men and women — every week with John Werner, Chad Conine, and Brice Cherry of the Waco Tribune-Herald. We never mail it in.

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Big 12 and Baylor college basketball talk — men and women — every week with John Werner, Chad Conine, and Brice Cherry of the Waco Tribune-Herald. We never mail it in.

    March Madness mega: Baylor's Final Four roads, Big 12 busts and breakouts, and more

    March Madness mega: Baylor's Final Four roads, Big 12 busts and breakouts, and more

    • The Baylor women grab a 2 seed, behind nemesis Louisville, and play at home this weekend. What are Nicki Collen's team's chances of making the Final Four?

    • How about the Baylor men? They got a 1 seed despite an early Big 12 exit and get to play in Fort Worth on the first weekend. This team is clearly not as good as last year's championship squad — but can Scott Drew's teams get back to the Final Four? We think one BU player could be the X-factor.

    • Out of the Big 12 teams, who has the best chance to make to the Final Four?

    • Can Texas Tech knock Coach K out?

    • Will Vic Schaefer continue his run as an NCAA tourney beast?

    • Which Big 12 teams could be bracket-busters and make an unexpected deep run?

    • On the flip side, which Big 12 teams are likely to be busts?

    • Let's pick the champs: Who you got? Arizona, Kansas, Gonzaga on the men's side, or someone else? How about N.C. State, South Carolina or Stanford for the women?


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    • 27 min
    Baylor goes from 0-2 to champs; Scott Drew's secret to season of adversity; Mulkey meeting

    Baylor goes from 0-2 to champs; Scott Drew's secret to season of adversity; Mulkey meeting

    • The Baylor women went from 0-2 to open Big 12 play to a share of the conference title, after knocking off Iowa State on the road. With Nalyssa Smith playing remarkably, what do you feel like has come together for the Baylor women, and are they a threat to make a deep run in the NCAAs?

    • How has Scott Drew done this? The BU men have dealt with more injuries than most teams are accustomed to. But with a huge Kansas win plus a road win over Texas in a game that UT was motivated to win, they're right back at the top. How has Scott Drew done this, tweaking his rotation to make this work?

    • Breaking down the Big 12: We break down the league into tiers on the men's and women's side. Plus, we talk about Baylor and LSU not getting placed in the same region, according to the latest bracket preview.

    • It was bloodbath Saturday in college basketball, as teams ranked 1-6, seven of the top 10, went down. Consequently, Baylor jumped from 10th to third in the AP poll. What does it all mean? And could a five-loss Bears team get a No. 1 seed?
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    • 27 min
    Baylor women punching harder, eyeing Big 12 title; will BU men's depth keep them from the crown?

    Baylor women punching harder, eyeing Big 12 title; will BU men's depth keep them from the crown?

    • It looks like the Big 12 women's race will come down to Baylor-Iowa State on Monday night in Ames. Do you expect the Bears to win their 12th straight conference title?

    • Do the Baylor men or Texas Tech have a legit chance at overtaking Kansas for the Big 12 title at this late stage? Is Baylor's depth going to get in the way?

    • Who do you like for Big 12 men's and women's players of the year? On the men's side, Ochai Agbaji from Kansas, Izaiah Brockington from Iowa State and Bryson Williams from Texas Tech all seem like strong contenders. On the women's side, Baylor's NaLyssa Smith seems like a clear favorite, despite Ayoka Lee doing some amazing things (for a K-State team that's 8-6 in conference and 18-8 overall, anyway).

    • Debating Juwan Howard's outburst: Did the Big Ten get it right with the suspension?


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    • 24 min
    Everyday Jon, Baylor-Tech showdown, BU women peaking, Big 12's top coaches

    Everyday Jon, Baylor-Tech showdown, BU women peaking, Big 12's top coaches

    • Everyday Jon, Baylor junior forward Jonathan Tchamwa Tchatchoua, went down with a season-ending knee injury against Texas — that's a huge loss. Can the Bears still made a deep NCAA run? How do they make up his absence, especially on defense? 

    • Baylor travels to Tech for a big-time game in a big-time atmosphere: Could this be a Sweet 16 or Elite Eight preview type of game? 

    • The Baylor women are on 4-game win streak and have won 9 of their last 10. Are they peaking at the right time? How does this Baylor defense stack up with Kim Mulkey's squads? 

    • Who are the Coach of the Year candidates in Big 12 basketball? For Chad, it's simple: Jennie Baranczyk and Mark Adams. 

    • Central Texas lost a huge friend in LeRoy Coleman, former University High School head coach and La Vega assistant, this past weekend. Trib sportswriters reflect on what Leroy meant to Centex football and us all personally. 


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    • 22 min
    Big 12 title races, Baylor men getting healthy, women go back-to-back in a big way

    Big 12 title races, Baylor men getting healthy, women go back-to-back in a big way

    • With back-to-back wins over Texas, how impressive was that bounce-back performance by the Baylor women, and what are the chances they compete for the Big 12 title with Iowa State and Oklahoma?

    • After a humbling loss at Kansas, then Baylor men are now 4-4 in their last eight games. The good news is they're getting healthier, with only L.J. Cryer out right now. But can the Bears get back to where they were when they were playing at a 15-0 standard?

    • The Big 12 men's race tightens up with Texas' big upset of Kansas. Who has the best shot at winning the conference?

    • The Baylor women face K-State Wednesday night. How will the Bears handle 61-point phenom Ayoka Lee this time?


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    • 18 min
    Chris Beard-Texas Tech incident, Baylor men & Drew adapt to win, BU women coming together & more

    Chris Beard-Texas Tech incident, Baylor men & Drew adapt to win, BU women coming together & more

    • With five wins in a row (before that OU game, that is), it seems like the Baylor women have really turned it around. Talking triple-double performances and other reasons why it's all coming together for the Bears.

    • Scott Drew and the Baylor men have continued to win while adapting to a constantly changing roster, as it seems like they always have two key players out with injury. With the likes of Dale Bonner and Jordan Turner stepping up, will that experience help the Bears out down the road?

    • Strong opinions on knucklehead fans: The word "edgy" gets thrown around a few times as we disagree about what happened with Chris Beard and Texas Tech fans. Is this level of vitriol warranted after he left for UT?

    • Across the country, Big 12 men's basketball is right up there with the elite conferences, if not No. 1. But the league's highest-ranked team is No. 8 Baylor, following by No. 10 Kansas and No. 14 Texas Tech. When we get to Selection Sunday, will that kind of parity result in a No. 1 seed for the Big 12 champion, or will the league get snubbed — and is that fair?


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    • 20 min

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