Baylor Bear Basketballs’ Key Changes This Year

February 22, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The 2009-2010 edition of the Baylor Bear basketball team was somewhat of a mystery to start the year.
Coming off of back-to-back postseason appearances (NCAA followed by NIT) Baylor graduated its winning-est senior class in history, at least for the time being.
The most knowledgeable of Bears fans expected a down year, after all, Baylor was losing Curtis Jerrells, their leading man in assists and points, along with Kevin Rogers, their leading rebounder. However, the Bears have had a better season this year than last, already at 20 wins and looking at a near guaranteed NCAA Tournament birth.
Here are a few key differences in this years Baylor team, and the Bears teams of past years.

1. Defending
In the Big 12 tournament last year Coach Scott Drew abandoned the man-to-man defense, moving to a 2-3 zone, and has stuck with that decision this year.
With the second tallest team in the nation, Baylor plays a very long version of the zone, making it toug...

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