They still have a road game Tuesday at Texas Tech. But the Baylor Bears are gearing up for Saturday's home game against the Texas Longhorns.
The UT-Baylor game has all the makings of becoming the largest crowd ever to witness a game in Waco's Ferrell Center. But during Monday morning's Big 12 Conference teleconference Baylor coach Scott Drew cautioned all about a possible trap game _ Tuesday's encounrter with Tech _ that has his team's undivided attention.
"Coaches always take one game at a time,'' Drew said, in respect to the game against the Red Raiders. "But Saturday when that time comes around, any time you play in-state school Texas, that incites our crowd and incites our team.
"Normally towards the end of the years in year's past we probably didn't have as much to play for as we do this year. Hopefully both of us are ranked in the Top 25 (and it) will generate a little nore enthusiasm and interest.
"I know our crowd is going to be excited.''
Baylor beat Texas in Austin, 80-77 in overtime, back on Jan. 30.
The Bears are 22-6 overall and tied with Texas A&M and Missouri for third place in the Big 12 Conference at 9-5. Meanwhile, after starting the season 17-0 and being ranked No. 1 in the country, the Longhorns are 22-7 overall and tied with Oklahoma State for sixth place in the conference with an 8-6 record.
-- Dwain Price