2007–08 Baylor Bears basketball team

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2007–08 Baylor Bears men's basketball
Conference Big 12 South
2007–08 record 21–11 (9–7 Big 12)
Head coach Scott Drew
Home arena Ferrell Center
Seasons
« 2006–07 2008–09 »
2007–08 Big 12 Men's Basketball Standings
  Conf Overall
Team (Rank) W L PCT W L PCT
Kansas (#4) † 13 3 .813 37 3 .925
Texas (#7) 13 3 .813 31 7 .816
Kansas State 10 6 .625 21 12 .636
Oklahoma 9 7 .563 23 12 .657
Baylor 9 7 .563 21 11 .656
Texas A&M 8 8 .500 25 11 .694
Nebraska 7 9 .438 20 13 .606
Texas Tech 7 9 .438 16 15 .516
Oklahoma State 7 9 .438 17 16 .515
Missouri 6 10 .375 16 16 .500
Iowa State 4 12 .250 14 18 .438
Colorado 3 13 .188 12 20 .375
† Big 12 Tournament winner

The 2007–08 Baylor Bears men's basketball team will represent the Baylor University in the 2008-09 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Head Coach is Scott Drew, who will be serving his 5th year. The team will be playing its home games in the Ferrell Center in Waco, TX.

Pre-Season[edit]

Recruiting[edit]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
LaceDarius Dunn
SG
Monroe, LA Excelsior Christian 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Jan 2, 2006 
Scout:5/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 96
Fred Ellis
PF
Sacramento, CA Sacramento HS 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Oct 15, 2006 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 75
Delbert Simpson
C
Tyler, TX Tyler JC 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 218 lb (99 kg) Mar 14, 2007 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:2/5 stars   247Sports: N/A
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: NR   Rivals: NR  ESPN: NR
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

Roster[edit]

Name # Position Height Weight Year Home Town
Curtis Jerrells 0 Guard 6–1 205 Junior Austin, TX
Fred Ellis 3 Forward 6–6 195 Freshman Sacramento, CA
Henry Dugat 5 Guard 6–0 170 Junior Dayton, TX
Delbert Simpson 11 Forward 6–8 220 Junior Tyler, TX
Aaron Bruce 14 Guard 6–3 185 Senior Horsham, Australia
Mamadou Diene 15 Center 7–0 250 Junior Yeumbeul, Senegal
Richard Hurd 22 Forward 6–5 205 Senior Houston, TX
Kevin Rogers 23 Forward 6–9 240 Junior Dallas, TX
LaceDarius Dunn 24 Guard 6–4 200 Freshman Monroe, LA
Mark Shepherd 40 Forward 6–9 225 Senior Austin, TX
Tweety Carter 45 Guard 5–10 180 Sophomore Reserve, LA
Josh Lomers 50 Center 7–0 265 Sophomore Boerne, TX

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Record
Regular season
November 11, 2007* 7:00 pm Jackson State Ferrell CenterWaco, TX W 100–76  1–0 (0–0)
November 16, 2007* 5:00 pm vs. Wichita State Sports and Fitness CenterSt. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
(Paradise Jam Tournament)
W 64–55  2–0 (0–0)
November 18, 2007* 7:30 pm vs. Notre Dame Sports and Fitness CenterSt. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
(Paradise Jam Tournament)
FCS W 68–64  3–0 (0–0)
November 19, 2007* 7:30 pm vs. Winthrop Sports and Fitness CenterSt. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
(Paradise Jam Tournament)
FCS W 62–54  4–0 (0–0)
November 24, 2007* 7:00 pm Centenary Ferrell CenterWaco, TX W 85–62  5–0 (0–0)
November 30, 2007* 8:00 pm #6 Washington State Ferrell CenterWaco, TX
(Big 12/Pac-10 Hardwood Series)
ESPNU L 67–64  5–1 (0–0)
December 3, 2007* 7:00 pm Mississippi Valley State Ferrell CenterWaco, TX W 82–50  6–1 (0–0)
December 15, 2007* 7:00 pm Wayland Baptist Ferrell CenterWaco, TX W 100–72  7–1 (0–0)
December 19, 2007* 6:30 pm at South Carolina Colonial Life ArenaColumbia, SC CSS W 92–84  8–1 (0–0)
December 21, 2007* 7:00 pm at Southern F. G. Clark CenterBaton Rouge, LA W 71–60  9–1 (0–0)
December 29, 2007* 7:00 pm Prairie View A&M Ferrell CenterWaco, TX W 108–71  10–1 (0–0)
December 31, 2007* 5:00 pm Florida A&M Ferrell CenterWaco, TX W 84–61  11–1 (0–0)
January 5, 2008* 7:30 pm vs. Arkansas American Airlines CenterDallas, TX FSNSW L 85–78  11–2 (0–0)
January 8, 2008* 7:00 pm Brown Ferrell CenterWaco, TX FSNSW W 72–62  12–2 (0–0)
January 12, 2008 5:00 pm Iowa State Ferrell CenterWaco, TX ESPN CL W 74–67  13–2 (1–0)
January 15, 2008 7:00 pm Oklahoma State Ferrell CenterWaco, TX FSNSW W 79–71  14–2 (2–0)
January 19, 2008 5:00 pm at Nebraska Bob Devaney Sports CenterLincoln, NE ESPN+ W 72–70  15–2 (3–0)
January 23, 2008 7:00 pm at #18 Texas A&M #25 Reed ArenaCollege Station, TX W 116–110  16–2 (4–0)
January 26, 2008 3:00 pm Oklahoma #25 Ferrell CenterWaco, TX ESPN+ L 77–71  16–3 (4–1)
February 2, 2008 12:45 pm at #10 Texas #25 Frank Erwin CenterAustin, TX ESPN+ L 80–72  16–4 (4–2)
February 6, 2008 8:00 pm Texas Tech Ferrell CenterWaco, TX ESPNU W 80–74  17–4 (5–2)
February 9, 2008 7:00 pm at #4 Kansas Allen FieldhouseLawrence, KS JTV L 100–90  17–5 (5–3)
February 13, 2008 7:00 pm at Oklahoma State Gallagher-Iba ArenaStillwater, OK L 93–83  17–6 (5–4)
February 16, 2008 5:00 pm #11 Texas Ferrell CenterWaco, TX ESPN L 82–77  17–7 (5–5)
February 19, 2008 7:00 pm at Oklahoma Lloyd Noble CenterNorman, OK ESPN+ L 92–91  17–8 (5–6)
February 23, 2008 7:00 pm #24 Kansas State Ferrell CenterWaco, TX FSNSW W 92–86  18–8 (6–6)
February 27, 2008 8:30 pm at Colorado Coors Events CenterBoulder, CO FSNRM W 68–57  19–8 (7–6)
March 1, 2008 3:00 pm Missouri Ferrell CenterWaco, TX ESPN+ W 100–89  20–8 (8–6)
March 5, 2008 8:00 pm Texas A&M Ferrell CenterWaco, TX ESPN2 L 57–71  20–9 (8–7)
March 8, 2008 12:45 pm at Texas Tech United Spirit ArenaLubbock, TX ESPN+ W 86–73  21–9 (9–7)
March 13, 2008* 2:00 pm vs. Colorado Sprint CenterKansas City, MO
(2008 Big 12 Men's Basketball Tournament)
ESPN+ L 91–84  21–10 (9–7)
March 20, 2008* 1:40 pm vs. #20 Purdue Verizon CenterWashington, D.C.
(2008 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament)
CBS L 90–79  21–11 (9–7)
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

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