Baylor fans have to be wondering whether the Bears' NCAA resume is strong enough to withstand Thursday's 91-84 loss in double overtime to Colorado. It's the first time a No. 12 seed has won a game in the history of the Big 12, which began play in 1996-97.
Here's what coach Scott Drew had to say after the game: “We’ll have to see what they say now. I know one thing: when you’re winning you don’t have to worry as much. All year long we haven’t had a so-called bad loss, but in a conference tournament a five seed shouldn’t lose to a 12.”
The Buffaloes (12-19) set a Big 12 tournament record by making 18 of 25 shots in the first half — 12 straight at one point. Their 72 percent shooting fueled a 44-31 halftime lead.
Colorado believes it's a better team than a 12th seed would indicate, and its next foe, Oklahoma, knows that. In Boulder's altitude, the Buffaloes defeated the Sooners 72-58. OU and Colorado play at 2 p.m. Friday.