February 23, 2016
Baylor forward Johnathan Motley (5) extends to defend against a shot from Kansas forward Perry Ellis (34) during the first half, Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016 at Ferrell Center in Waco, Texas.
These aren’t your older brother’s Baylor Bears. You remember them. Long, tall, sometimes spectacular big men who at other times passively sat back in a passive 2-3 zone as Kansas picked them apart.
So many years with so many false alarms have conditioned us all to think that any school other than Kansas having a shot at gaining an outright Big 12 basketball title has a hollow ring to it.
Playing with a watery right eye and 12 stitches in his head, Perry Ellis responded with 15 points, three assists, two blocks and two rebounds in 36 minutes on Tuesday at Ferrell Center.