OurDailyPodcast (Baylor Basketball)

David and Kendall take a look back at an overall succesful season for Baylor Men's Basketball and shoutout to the NATIONAL CHAMPION BAYLOR LADY BEARS!!!!

They also discuss the rest of the NCAA tournament, best moments from the season, and their picks for team MVP.

Finally, what does next season hold? How good can the Bears be?

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Category:Baylor Basketball -- posted at: 8:23pm PDT

David and Kendall. Uncut. Unfiltered. Raw reaction to the Bears 3 point barrage of Syracuse in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Next up: #1 Gonzaga

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David and Kendall preview Baylor's First Round matchup with Syracuse in the NCAA Tournament. They also take a look at the NCAA Tournament as a whole, picking a winner not-named-Baylor and a double digit sleeper who could make some noise.

Power Rankings: March Madness Takes

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Category:Baylor Basketball -- posted at: 9:10pm PDT

David and Kendall are joined by Mattisbear to discuss the loss against Kansas and look back at the season as a whole. The three look forward to possible NCAA tournament seeding and the Big 12 Tournament opener against Iowa State.

This week's power rankings: Internet Things

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Category:Baylor Basketball -- posted at: 9:30pm PDT

David and Kendall recap a tough week with a loss to K-State on the road and a loss to Oklahoma State at home in which the Bears' offense was lackluster. The guys look forward to a road trip to Allen Fieldhouse to take on KU and the Big 12 Postseason Awards. Power Rankings: Best Snack Foods

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Category:Baylor Basketball -- posted at: 9:37pm PDT

David and Kendall break down yet another undefeated week for Baylor Basketball as the Bears take down West Virginia and come STORMING BACK from a 19-point second half deficit to beat Texas in OT. They look ahead to the final two weeks of the Big 12 title race with the Bears right in the thick of it. Previews of Saturday's game at K-State and at home Wednesday against Oklahoma State.

Power Rankings: You're a boxer, who is in your entourage?

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Category:Baylor Basketball -- posted at: 10:13pm PDT

David and Kendall recap a week on the road highlighted by yet another Scott Drew win at Hilton Coliseum. Shoutout to Kim Mulkey and the Lady Bears on their NINTH straight Big 12 title! Preview of this week's homestand with West Virginia and Texas.

Power Rankings: All-time sports events you want to go back to be in attendance for (even if you were there the first time)

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Category:Baylor Basketball -- posted at: 9:27pm PDT

Fankhauser joins the basketpod to help David and Kendall discuss the injury-depleted loss against K-State and the season sweep of Oklahoma.

The Bears face a tough road strech this week as they head to Lubbock to play Texas Tech and then to Kendall's favorite city on earth, Ames to face Iowa St.

This week's Power Rankings: Workplace Pet Peeves.

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Category:Baylor Basketball -- posted at: 9:21pm PDT

David and Kendall take a look at Makai Mason's big win over TCU and the end of Baylor's winning streak after a loss to Texas in Austin. They preview this weekend's key game against Kansas state and the wrap up of the season series against Oklahoma. Finally, the Power Rankings of the week: Things we are mad about right now.

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Category:Baylor Basketball -- posted at: 9:06pm PDT

David and Kendall are joined by special guest Travis Roeder to discuss Football recruiting. He sticks around to recap the fourth and fifth consecutive wins by the Bears over Alabama and Oklahoma respectively. They preview Saturday's bout against TCU and Wednesday's road trip to Austin to take on Texas. This week's Power Rankings: Things Society Needs to Quit.

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Kendall addresses a bit of ODB house keeping regarding recent publications.

Kendall and David recap a HUGE week for Baylor Basketball, a win over #8 Texas Tech and a road win against a scrappy WVU. Previews of the Big 12/SEC challenge against Bama and this week's road trip to Oklahoma.

Power Rankings for the week: Worst Chain Restaurants

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Category:Baylor Basketball -- posted at: 8:20pm PDT

David and Kendall recap the Bears games against Ole Miss, George Mason, and South Dakota. They also look ahead to the Saturday's road game at Wichita State.

The guys break in a new segment, Power Ranking the Big 12 players they love to hate.

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Category:Baylor Basketball -- posted at: 9:21pm PDT

We have lift off on the 2018-19 Baylor basketball season! David and Kendall discuss the first three games of the season, the next three non-conference games, and the plans for a new basketball arena.

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Category:Baylor Basketball -- posted at: 9:04pm PDT

David Hornbeak and Kendall Kaut take a look at the upcoming 2018-19 Baylor Men's Basketball season. Everything from roster news to Final Four picks.

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Category:Baylor Basketball -- posted at: 11:10am PDT

Fank, Matt, and Peter are back to recap the final game of the 2016-2017 Men's Basketball Season by giving full credit to South Carolina, plus looking back at an amazing season plus listener questions.

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Category:Baylor Basketball -- posted at: 4:22am PDT

The fellas are back to break down Baylor's wins over New Mexico State and USC, while also looking ahead to the coming matchup with South Carolina and answering your questions!

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Category:Baylor Basketball -- posted at: 3:53am PDT

We're starting off with the coldest of opens, ending with the rails coming completely off, but somehow we manage to talk quite a bit of basketball in the middle. We're catching up, talking CHUCK, singing the praises of Motley, plus the Big 12 Tournament.

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Category:Baylor Basketball -- posted at: 3:50am PDT

Matt rejoins Fank and Peter to recap a bunch of stuff, including his in-depth analysis of 'The Young Pope.' We're talking a bit about Oklahoma State, TCU, Texas Tech (ugh), and looking ahead to Kansas this weekend. Plus some football notes!

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Category:Baylor Basketball -- posted at: 4:38am PDT

David Fankhauser and Matt "IsBear" Wilson take over the podcast to discuss - you guessed it - basketball and breathalyzer bags. Enjoy!

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Category:Baylor Basketball -- posted at: 11:03am PDT

Fank, Matt, and Peter are back to catch up on all things Baylor basketball! Here's what we're talking about:

Catching Up

  • That win in Ames
  • Another good win in Stillwater
  • OU is really, really good
  • Player breakdown
  • Sexy Al Freeman/Dad Bod Al Freeman (this deserves its own bullet point)

Looking Ahead

  • Saturday: Georgia, t-shirts, and bowl trophies
  • Monday: BlackoUT! Big Monday, folks 
  • @ WVU next Saturday
  • More

Plus Reader questions! Enjoy!

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Category:Baylor Basketball -- posted at: 4:17am PDT

This is a podcast about basketball! Fankhauser and Mattisbear return to the show and we're talking all about the latest iteration of Scott Drew's work of art. Let's do this.

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Category:Baylor Basketball -- posted at: 4:16am PDT

It's been about three weeks since we last brought you a podcast. Of course, we'd just come off a monstrous win at Morgantown, then dropped two straight to Kansas and Oklahoma State. Naturally, the podcast was blamed for this outcome. BUT, then the Bears ripped off four straight wins before dropping Monday's game against Texas. You can't blame us for that one. But, this is our solemn vow to you: If we lose on Friday night, we will never, ever do another basketball podcast.

Here's what we're talking about

Recap of the past few weeks

The historic win in Ames

Another dominating performance against West Virginia

A bit about Texas and that throwdown.

Looking forward to Texas Tech, the rest of the weekend, and what those games mean for the Big 12 Tournament seeding.

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Category:Baylor Basketball -- posted at: 4:49am PDT

We're back with another episode! Fankhauser rejoins us this week in the wake of National Signing Day and one of the most dominant road wins of the Scott Drew era. Fank's going to be a regular fixture on the podcast for the remainder of basketball season, and we're thrilled to have him

Aftermath of National Signing Day

We're talking about the aftermath of National Signing Day, recognizing just how absurd the "event" has gotten, fully realizing that we are part of the problem, but that there's nothing much to be done about it. Plus, Mike Gundy threw gas on the whole don't-tweet-at-recruits fire last week when he said the following:

This year, people are back to flipping. There were a lot of guys changing their minds and changing schools. I think the reason for that is because of the internet...I think the fans play a role in that, because they can contact the recruits. I think they’re a huge impact in recruiting now, whether we as coaches (believe that or not). These fans who are contacting these players can affect the way they think. You never know why kids do what they do, but I’m convinced, in some of the ones we were involved in this year, they were affected be people who contacted them on their Twitter account.

(hit that link for the full quote) Yeahhhhh... Probably not the best way to shut that down. Every fan base thinks that theirs is the only team that does things right and everyone else cheats or is the shadiest team ever.

We talk about it briefly, but I must say that for the most part, I was pleased with how the majority of Baylor fans handled themselves this recruiting cycle, most significantly with Chad President in the wake of Jarrett Stidham committing and his moving to Tulsa. Baylor fans were largely supportive, and the combination of Coach Phil Montgomery and President at Tulsa means the Golden Hurricane won quite a few new fans in Baylor supporters.

Next we're talking about the coaching carousel and its relationship to National Signing Day. This is an interesting point Mark brings up that is fascinating and I won't spoil it, but it's an interesting problem, and we think that there's a fairly easy solution that won't ever happen. Give it a listen. I will say this... A global Bobby Petrino clause is something sorely needed.

Basketball Time!

The past few weeks have completely altered the expectations and outlook of this team. While the Bears have been incredible at home (Fank points out that a one-point loss to Kansas at home is all that is between us and an 18-game winning streak at home), they've struggled on the road until the past couple of weeks, culminating with Saturday's dominant win over West Virginia in Morgantown. Baylor was able to get past the Mountaineer full court press, controlling the game and preventing West Virginia from ever closing the lead to less than 14 points. Every time the Mountaineers looked like they might make a run and make the game tighter, the Bears were able to answer and rebuild the lead.

Part of what has been so impressive about this season has been the defense. Scott Drew teams have always been knocked for their lack of defense, but it seems like this squad's foundation is the defense, and the offense is only really starting to mature at this stage of the season. That's gone a good bit of distance to silencing the Scott Drew critics. Plus, this latest win is another testament to his coaching, since the only way you beat a full-game full court press like the one WVU employs is through superior coaching. It's been most impressive. Since the run last spring, the Drew detractors are becoming quieter and quieter. We here at ODB are enormous supporters of Scott Drew and hope he stays as long as he can. It is known.

What's more, this team seems to be gelling as a squad and truly operating as a team, not relying on one star for the majority of its buckets. There isn't a player that we look at and say "As Player X goes, so goes the team." That is very exciting to watch. We do talk about the development of Taurean Prince as well as the absolutely dominant season Rico Gathers is putting up on the boards. My favorite stat: Gathers has 287 rebounds in 29.1 minutes/game, coming out to 17.1 rebounds per 40 minutes. That's a pretty decent clip.

Tonight the Bears play Oklahoma State at the Ferrell. GO. GO TO THIS GAME. Thanks. That is all.

Almost. Mark has a special message towards the end.

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Category:Baylor Basketball -- posted at: 8:04am PDT

First things first: Lewis Franklin (brolewis here and on Twitter) and I laid this audio down in the wake of the Texas game nearly two weeks ago. I apologize for that. I was intending to try and edit it while out on vacation, but I underestimated the amount of time and energy I'd have while being active all day and then tending to two children under the age of 4 afterwards. Right after getting home last weekend I was waylaid by illness, so I didn't get to finish editing until today. I'm sorry about that.

At any rate, Lewis was kind enough to join me on the podcast to talk a little bit about the Baylor Women's basketball team, their recent successes, the expectations of this team both heading into the season and where they stand right now. Despite losing two of the most prolific players in the game in consecutive seasons, the women currently sit atop the Big 12 with an 18-1 record and are the #3 ranked team in the nation by both polls.

A huge thanks to Brother Lewis for doing this, our very first podcast dedicated to Women's Basketball! I'm thinking we'll probably do another one as the NCAA tournament approaches, so be on the lookout for that!

Feedback Appreciated!

With football offseason in full swing, we'll most likely be ramping up some Basketball podcasts in the coming weeks to get you ready for the end of the Big 12 season, the Big 12 Tournament, and the NCAA tournament. Like I said, we'll probably do another podcast dedicated to the women also. National Signing Day is this week, so I imagine that Mark, Prashanth and I will break that down at some point. Spring football will provide some topics, but if there's anything Baylor-related that you'd like to see on the podcast, I'd greatly appreciate your suggestions. The offseason is dark and full of terrors, but we're striving to get you through it and keep your ears entertained throughout. If you have suggestions, please leave them in the comments, tweet them to me, or leave me feedback at OurDailyPodcast(at)gmail(dot)com. Thanks folks!

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Category:Baylor Basketball -- posted at: 6:04am PDT

#34 - OurDailyPodcast: The Sweet Sixteen

The podcast couldn’t miss the opportunity to talk about this magical time of year. Peter is joined by Matt Isbear and Fankhauser to weigh in on all things March Madnessy. As you may or may not know, Mark was on Radio Wisconsin on Monday, so he was all audio’ed out by the time we recorded this. I looked for audio from it to link to the stream, but apparently the Wisconsin radio station recorded every hour of the show save the one in which Mark participated. Curses!

Apologies for not getting this out quicker than today. Work exploded in my face yesterday and I got home last night and collapsed in a heap of complete and utter uselessness. Hopefully you’re able to enjoy the pod in advance of tomorrow’s excitement.

The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year?

Matt and David agree: This is the best time of the year from a sporting perspective. I can’t say that I fully disagree from a compacted, intensity point of view, but am a little more hesitant. What say you? Is this the most wonderful time of the year for sports? Talk about it in the contents.

Tournament Talk!

David, Matt, and I share our thoughts on the most surprising aspects of the tournament so far. There’s been a LOT of upsets this yea, but is that any different than any other year? Regardless, it’s made the tournament extremely exciting thus far. We also talk a bit about Baylor’s matchup vs. Nebraska, the crowd, the defense, and more.

Baylor Crushes Creighton

Baylor handles Creighton and its star performer, Doug McDermott in a massive way. Could there be a more perfectly executed game plan? We talk all about it. I could write about what we talked about, but then I’d leave you no reason to listen to the podcast.

Wisconsin

Of course, we talk more about Wisconsin to help prepare you for our Sweet Sixteen Matchup on Thursday. Get pumped.

Community Feedback!

MattyMattMatt put out the call on Twitter right before we recorded, and you all responded. We answer your questions and apologize to TinyArtBriles. Conner asks one of the more awkward questions the podcast has ever had. Also, Matt doesn’t want to put the horse before the cart. Matt likes his carts going first, dang it.

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Category:Baylor Basketball -- posted at: 11:15am PDT

#33 - OurDailyPodcast: Everything is Awesome

It's an entire podcast talking about Baylor Basketball. Your dreams have come true.

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Category:Baylor Basketball -- posted at: 12:03pm PDT

We're BACK, baby. It's been far too long.

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Category:Baylor Basketball -- posted at: 7:18am PDT

Greetings ladies and gentlemen. In lieu of recording something extra on Christmas night, the intrepid Mattisbear took the initiative and sat down with Matt Sayman earlier this week. Matt is a Baylor alum and author of The Leftovers: Basketball, Baylor, Betrayal and Beyond. He was one of the few to stick around when Coach Scott Drew came to Baylor and started this incredible run.

Matt sat down with... Matt for about half an hour of basketball talk. They cover the book and the events surrounding the coaching transition, adjusting to Coach Scott Drew's style, this year's team and an appearance he'll be making at an upcoming Baylor basketball game on January 11. You definitely don't want to miss this.

If you haven't picked it up yet, The Leftovers is available on his website, theleftoversbook.comAmazon, or Barnes & Noble. Definitely check it out, it's a great read and you'll fly through it. It would make a great late Christmas present!

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Category:Baylor Basketball -- posted at: 7:24am PDT

It's finally here! Basketball.

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Category:Baylor Basketball -- posted at: 7:07pm PDT

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