The Youth movement for Scott Drew and the men’s basketball team officially begins Tuesday night at the Ferrell Center.
The Bears have plenty of fresh faces giving them the least amount of returning experience among Power five teams. As they get set for their first week of real games, Drew hopes to see his team carry over what they’ve done in practices and closed scrimmages into the arena.
“First and foremost, hopefully we’ll do what we’ve done in practice and done in the scrimmages,” he said. “We’ve competed really hard, played well as a team, played for each other. If defensively, rebounding and taking care of the ball will be there, then the offense will keep getting better each and every week.”
One of the few returners, King McClure likes how fast the young players are catching on, and he wants to see them continue that as the games start counting for real.
“I want to see the guys implement what we’ve done in practice, pay attention to scout, lock in, to see if it can translate,” he said. “We have a lot of smart guys on the team this year, we feel like it will translate. just pay attention to scot, pay attention to detail.”
Baylor has won 36 straight regular season non-conference games vs. unranked teams. The Bears’ last regular season non-conference loss to an unranked team was vs. Illinois on Nov. 28, 2014.