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Gonzaga, Baylor Schedule Non-Conference Game For December 5th

Oct 3, 2020 1:39 AM

Gonzaga and Baylor are scheduled to play on December 5th at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.

The matchup was announced on Thursday by Intersport, which will run the event. 

Both sides are expected to be among the highest ranked teams for the upcoming season, with Baylor ranked No. 1 and Gonzaga ranked No. 3 in ESPN's Way-Too-Early Top 25.

Fans will not be allowed to attend the game.  

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Baylor, Gonzaga Confirm Matchup For Upcoming Season

Aug 19, 2020 1:26 AM

Baylor and Gonzaga confirmed that they will play each other in a matchup sometime this season.

Baylor and Gonzaga are ranked No. 1 and No. 3 respectively in ESPN's preseason college rankings.

"It's great for any sport whenever you can have potentially the top-two-ranked teams playing each other," said Baylor coach Scott Drew.

The date of the matchup is uncertain.

The college basketball season is scheduled to begin on November 10th, but could be delayed by mid-September. 

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Jared Butler Withdraws From Draft, Returns To Baylor

Aug 3, 2020 11:00 AM

Jared Butler has withdrawn from the 2020 NBA Draft to return to Baylor.

"After going through this process, making an important decision for the rest of my life, I truly felt like I couldn't go wrong with either decision," Butler told ESPN. "It came down to making the most out of my development as a player and as an adult. In the end I felt like coming back to school would set me up in both aspects in a way that I couldn't deny. Even though the opportunity to reach my dream of playing in the NBA was readily at hand, I think next year it will still be there, possibly even with greater opportunities."

Butler was ranked the No. 46 prospect in the ESPN 100. He averaged 16 points, 3.2 rebounds and 3.1 assists for Baylor.

"The feedback I received from NBA teams was really helpful, Butler said. "I think I created relationships with the 20-plus teams I interviewed with and made a good impression on all of them. I had some great conversations, met some great people on Zoom, and learned a lot from it. They highlighted my strengths and weaknesses, which was really helpful in critiquing my own game."

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5-Star Prospect Kendall Brown Commits To Baylor

Jul 21, 2020 1:15 AM

Kendall Brown, a 5-star recruit, announced his commitment to Baylor.

"Coach Drew has lots of energy and he is a player's coach. My versatility and their style of play on offense fits me. I believe he will help me get to the next level. They have had a lot of success with big athletic forwards such as Taurean Prince," said Brown.

Brown is the third Baylor commit in the past week, following Langston Love and Jeremy Sochan.

Brown, ranked No. 16 in ESPN's top 100 for 2021, is the highest ranked Baylor recruit since Isaiah Austin in 2012. 

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Jeremy Sochan Commits To Baylor

Jul 16, 2020 1:17 PM

Jeremy Sochan has committed to Baylor as part of the 2021 recruiting class.

"I really appreciate how much time the Coaches at Baylor invested in getting to know me and building a relationship with my family," Sochan said. "This helps us understand each other better, and as they've been so successful I hope I can bring even more success to Baylor from 2021!"

Standing 6-foot-8 and 220 pounds with a 7-foot wingspan, Sochan has spent the majority of his life in England but spent last season in Indiana. Sochan was born to an American father and Polish mother in Oklahoma. Sochan will spend his final year of high school in Germany. 

"It's always been my dream to play basketball in college, but it's as important to have a plan for when basketball stops. I want to play professionally and have a long career, and studying at Baylor can help me be successful both on and off the court."

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Langston Love Commits To Baylor Bears

Jul 16, 2020 1:55 AM

Langston Love, the No. 22 ranked player in ESPN's Class of 2021, committed to the Baylor Bears.

"The reason I chose Baylor is because it is a Christian school, with high-caliber academics. I also have developed a great relationship with the coaching staff, and I'm impressed with the way they develop their guards," said Love.

Love also had Stanford, Texas, UCLAKansasArkansasVillanovaIllinoisTexas TechTexas A&M and Oklahoma State on his list of schools.

Love currently plays at Montverde Academy in Florida.

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Langston Love Commits To Baylor

Jul 15, 2020 1:45 PM

Langston Love has committed to Baylor. Love is the no. 22 prospect in the incoming class of 2021.

Love took official visits to Stanford and Texas last fall, but he also had UCLA, Kansas, Arkansas, Villanova, Illinois, Texas Tech, Texas A&M and Oklahoma State on his list.

"The reason I chose Baylor is because it is a Christian school, with high-caliber academics," Love told ESPN. "I also have developed a great relationship with the coaching staff and I'm impressed with the way they develop their guards."

Love played behind the likes of Cade Cunningham (Oklahoma State) and Scottie Barnes (Florida State) at Montverde last season.

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Jared Butler Enters 2020 NBA Draft, Could Still Return To Baylor

Apr 21, 2020 1:20 AM

Jared Butler entered the 2020 NBA Draft while keeping open his option to return to Baylor for his junior season.

"To my teammates, this season was a special one, though it got cut short. There is no other group of men I would've taken this journey with. We are brothers for life," tweeted Butler.

Butler averaged 16 points and 2.57 3s per game last season. He was named to the second-team All-Big 12.


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