Mexico vs Chile

Mexico vs Chile : Barcelona midfielder Arturo Vidal is a doubt for Chile’s friendly against Mexico in San Diego on Friday due to a bureaucratic issue. Get statistics for the Mexico vs. Chile 2019 International Friendly, International Friendly football match. International Match match Mexico vs Chile (23 Mar 2019). Preview and stats followed by commentary, video highlights and match report.

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Mexico play their first game under new manager Gerardo Martino on Friday, when they take on Chile in an international friendly at the SDCCU Stadium in San Diego, California.

The former Barcelona boss was unveiled in January after replacing Juan Carlos Osorio in the hotseat and will be aiming to get El Tri back to winning ways after a run of five defeats in six games since the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Meanwhile, Chile will be aiming for another win over Mexico after beating them 1-0 in October as they continue their preparations for the 2019 Copa America.Preview

Mexico’s preparations for the game have been hindered by the absence of Jesus Corona. The FC Porto winger has not made the trip to the United States due to an ankle injury, but Martino has explained he still wanted him to join the group, per ESPN FC’s Tom Marshall.

“He didn’t have to train or play if he couldn’t, but we needed him to be here,” he said. “At first he said yes and then on midday on Sunday, he called to say he’d thought about it and that his ankle wasn’t right and that he preferred not to travel.”

There’s also no Carlos Vela or Hector Herrera in the squad, but Martino does have plenty of quality options to choose from for the game against Chile.

In-form Wolverhampton Wanderers striker Raul Jimenez is enjoying a superb season in the Premier League and will hope he has played his way into Martino’s first Mexico starting XI:He will rival Javier Hernandez, Mexico’s all-time leading goalscorer, for a place in attack. The West Ham United man comes into the game fresh from hitting a brace in a 4-3 win over Huddersfield Town:PSV Eindhoven winger Hirving Lozano should also feature for Martino’s men. The 23-year-old is enjoying another fine season in the Eredivisie, and his speed and trickery should trouble Chile:Chile boss Reinaldo Rueda may have to cope without one of his most experienced players for the game. Barcelona midfielder Arturo Vidal is a doubt due to a “bureaucratic issue,” according to Sport.

The 31-year-old is only expected to join up with his team-mates 24 hours before the game, leaving Rueda with a tough decision over whether to include him in his team.

La Roja are also without Alexis Sanchez once again due to injury. The Manchester United forward has a knee problem and is not expected to return to action until April, per Adam Marshall at the club’s official website.

Chile will be able to look to Bayer Leverkusen’s Charles Aranguiz for inspiration against Mexico. The midfielder is a key player for club and country and has been in good form:The game represents a new era for Mexico under Martino and will give him the chance to get a good look at his side ahead of the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup. El Tri have plenty of attacking talent on show which may prove to be the difference between the two sides.Mexico is preparing for the Gold Cup competition and starting up a new cycle with manager Gerardo “Tata” Martino. The former Atlanta United manager has had a very controversial start to his tenure with El Tri as Carlos Vela was not called up and “Tecatito” Corona declined to join the national team.

Martino did call up most of Mexico’s key players for these friendly matches including Raul Jimenez, “Chicharito” Hernandez, Hirving Lozano and Guillermo Ochoa. There are also several young players on the roster like Alexis Vega, Diego Lainez, Carlos Rodriguez and Jorge Sanchez.

There were also returning veterans that had not been called up in a while like Jose Juan Vazquez and Luis Montes. The most intriguing players include Diego Lainez, given his age and talent and Raul Jimenez, who has been killing it with Wolves in the EPL with 15 goals and six assists in all competitions.Chile also had some key absences from its roster like Alexis Sanchez, Racing Club midfielder Marcelo Diaz and Tigres UANL forward Eduardo Vargas. However, Reinaldo Rueda still has a very strong squad with players like Gary Medel, Arturo Vidal and Nicolas Castillo.

There are six total Liga MX players on Chile’s squad with Nicolas Castillo, Felipe Mora, Jean Meneses, Diego Valdes, Sebastian Vegas and Igor Lichnovsky. La Roja is gearing up for the very competitive Copa America and will try and spoil Gerardo Martino’s debut with Mexico.

France vs Moldova

France vs Moldova : Didier Deschamps’ men suffered an agonising defeat in, probable line-ups and predictions with facts and odds, read our detailed European Championship match preview of France vs Moldova . France begin their Euro 2020 campaign against Moldova in Chisinau on Friday night.

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The reigning world champions suffered a World Cup hangover in the Nations League with a defeat to Holland, but will be confident of starting their Group H campaign with a comfortable victory.Reigning world champions France are looking to bounce back after failing to reach the UEFA Nations League finals by getting their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign off to the best possible start.

Didier Deschamps’ squad lost out on a spot in the four-team tournament this summer to the Netherlands, but have been given a favourable draw in their qualifying group for the Euros next summer.

Les Bleus are aiming to win back-to-back major tournaments since they lifted the Euro 2000 trophy just two years after winning the World Cup in 1998.

A trip to Moldova is their first test of 2019, here’s everything you need to know about the match…

When is the game?
The game will take place on Friday 22 March, with kick-off set to 9.45pm local time, which is 7.45pm for those in the UK.

Where is the game taking place?
The match will be held at the Zimbru Stadium, which is the home of Moldovan top-flight side Zimbru Chisinau. The stadium holds just over 10,000 spectators.Following their monumental success at last year’s World Cup, global champions France take on Moldova as they begin their quest for further glory at the 2020 European Championships.

The sides have been allocated to Group H for the qualifying stage which spans a period of roughly 12 months, reaching its climax on 31 March 2020. Albania, Andorra, Iceland and Turkey make up the rest of the group.

France last featured back in November with a narrow 1-0 victory over Uruguay. Starlet Kylian Mbappé suffered a shoulder injury in the first-half, but Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud scored from the spot just after the break to give his side the win in the friendly.

Les Bleus had also participated in the newly founded UEFA Nations League but were pipped to a place in the finals after the Netherlands earned a dramatic late draw in Germany.

Meanwhile, Moldova played much more recently than their opponents. Back in February, they were defeated 1-0 by Kazakhstan after an own-goal from debutant goalkeeper Dumitru Celeadnic.

That loss marked the end of a five-game unbeaten run, however Moldova have won just two competitive games since 2013 — both of those came against San Marino last year.

To the knowledge of records, this is the first time the two have ever met, both in a friendly fixture or competitive encounter.

View from the dugout
Moldova manager Alexandru Spiridon featured 16 times for his country during a playing career spent in both his homeland and Ukraine, and he admits his players are privileged to be able to take on a nation of France’s standing in football.

“Playing against the world champions, players like [Antoine] Griezmann or Mbappé, it’s an honour for our players,” he said. “We are more motivated than ever. The goal is to control our emotions in the first seconds of the game; after, we will have to play to show our qualities.

“Almost every player of the Moldovan team has to play the best match of his career, with a total motivation. By sacrificing yourself, you can finish with an acceptable result. They are favourites, they must start the qualifying with a win, but let’s try to do everything we can to get a positive result.”

Meanwhile, for Didier Deschamps, questions have been raised over whether Les Bleus will live up to expectations after their victory in the summer. Many have claimed it will be difficult to motivate the team for trips such as this after the glamour of recent success.

“It’s not difficult, it’s obvious,” Deschamps responded, bluntly. “Players are used to a different context and playing in other competitions. We have a lot of respect for Moldova. It should not be an excuse for we have already been faced with this type of situation. We do not need to adapt because it’s how it is. We deal with it.
“I’m not going to do a drawing; we came here to win by playing our best possible match, trying to get the most out of the game, having as many opportunities as possible, and scoring goals in particular. The Moldovan team has quality; it’s never easy. We always begin with the intention to start qualifying well.”

Team news
Moldova have no injury concerns and, as such, are expected to field a team similar to that which featured regularly in the Nations League.

However, a notable absence from the squad is FC Rostov midfielder Alexandru Gatcan — the 34-year old will need to be replaced in the centre of the pitch.

Manchester United winger Anthony Martial withdrew from the French squad after suffering a knee injury. He has since been replaced by Thomas Lemar of Atletico Madrid.

Both Benjamin Mendy and Lucas Hernández were not called up due to their recent fitness issues, opening the door for Lucas Digne or Layvin Kurzawa to occupy the left-back position.

The world champions will have Presnel Kimpembe to turn to should first-choice centre-back Samuel Umtiti’s injury struggles continue, though the Barcelona player appears to have overcome his knee problem.

Portugal vs Ukraine

Portugal vs Ukraine : Sky Sports Premier League (UK), Univision Deportes enIf you don’t have a Sky Sports subscription, then the Mirror Football blog is the place for you to keep up with the action. Portugal begin their 2019 UEFA European Championship qualifying campaign at home to Ukraine on Friday at the Estadio da Luz in Lisbon. The titleholders have been boosted by the return of Cristiano Ronaldo to the squad.

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The titleholders have been boosted by the return of Cristiano Ronaldo to the squad. The Juventus star has not featured for his country since the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

Portugal are heavy favourites to begin their campaign with a victory but face a Ukraine side fresh from an impressive Nations League campaign.

Andriy Shevchenko’s side topped Group B1 with three wins from four games and sealed promotion to the top tier.Defending European champions Portugal begin their Euro 2020 qualifying group stage campaign with a home tie against Ukraine on Friday night.

Fernando Santos’ squad can qualify directly for next summer’s tournament across Europe via victory in the UEFA Nations League in June, but will not be wanting to take any chances as they look to become only the second side in history to retain the European Championship trophy.

They will face a Ukraine side who failed to qualify for last summer’s World Cup, but have been involved in the last two editions of the European Championships. Manager Andriy Shevchenko will be wanting to avoid missing out on a second successive major tournament next summer.

Here’s everything you need to know about the match…What time is kick-off?
THIS Euro qualifier will be held on Friday, March 22.

Kick-off is at 7.45pm UK time.

It’s the first competitive meeting between the sides since France ’98 qualifying, when Portugal ran out 1-0 winners on home soil.

Which TV channel can I watch it on?
YOU can catch this game live on Sky Sports Mix and Sky Sports Premier League.

If you’re a Sky subscriber, stream using Sky Go whilst everyone else can purchase a NOW TV from just £7.99.

Sky Sports Mix can be found on channel 407 for Sky TV customers.

Subscribers to Virgin can watch on channel 507.

The channel is FREE for all Sky TV subscribers regardless of whether they have an existing Sky Sports subscription.Match preview 🖊
Unbeaten since their World Cup exit at the hands of Uruguay (W3, D3), defending European champions Portugal, ranked sixth in the World by FIFA, has now lost just two games since the start of 2018 The goals have dried up somewhat, though, with six of their last nine matches seeing them score only once.

Cristiano Ronaldo will return to the fold, however, which will facilitate a return to a 4-4-2. Joao Felix is pushing for a start alongside him, essentially vying with Andre Silva for that place. With six of Portugal’s last seven matches at the Euros producing under 2.5 goals, we expect more of the same.

Team news 📰
Captain Cristiano Ronaldo’s first appearance for the side since the World Cup will come as a boost for the defending European champs here. There are also recalls for Jose Fonte and Joao Moutinho while Benfica’s teenage star Joao Felix is called up for the first time and could partner Ronaldo in attack. Wolverhampton Wanderers star Diego Jota is also part of the setup.

Ukraine coach Andriy Shevchenko could hand a debut to Brazilian-born striker Junior Moraes, with the Shakhtar Donetsk forward recently granted a Ukranian passport.

Miami Open Tennis 2019

Miami Open Tennis 2019 : The 2019 Miami Open presented by Itaú is an upcoming professional men and women’s tennis tournament played on outdoor hard courts It will be the 35th tournament. It’s a familiar sight to have a top player’s sister in the draw of the Miami Open,Three-time tournament champion Venus Williams won her opening match Thursday at the new site of the Miami Open by beating Dalila Jakupovic 7-5, 6-3.

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The Williams sisters have hoisted the Miami trophy 11 times between them and all those victories were celebrated at Crandon Park in Key Biscayne.But this year the tournament has moved to the suburbs and Hard Rock Stadium is Osaka country with Naomi and Mari growing up three miles away and learning to play tennis almost in the shadow of the Hard Rock home of the NFL’s Miami Dolphins, who are part-owned by the Williams sisters.

Naomi will be joined in the draw by her 338th-ranked sibling who needed a wildcard to get a place in the tournament.“It is a bit weird that I have to give her advice and she is my older sister,” Naomi told reporters on Wednesday. “But she has been doing like newbie mistakes.

“Yesterday it rained out all day but she came here at 11 o’clock and her match was the fourth on.“I mean, like, what are you doing? Stuff like that I have to talk to her about.”

The 21-year-old U.S.-based Japanese player has taken the tennis world by storm, winning the last two Grand Slams and amassing $10.8 million in prize money while Mari, one year older, tries to claw her way up the rankings with $58,000 in career earnings.

While Naomi now holds sway over her older sister, that was not always the case.“Up until I was 15 she was 6-0ing me, it was ridiculous,” the Australian and U.S. Open champion said. “In the win-loss record she is up by a million or something.”

Naomi gets a first-round bye while Mari starts her campaign on Thursday against another wildcard in American Whitney Osuigwe.On opposite sides of the draw, the only way the sisters could meet in Miami would be in an all-Osaka final.

Even if Mari’s stay ends up being short, however, Naomi is enjoying having her sister by her side.“It’s nice because you can give each other advice especially if you have played the opponent,” Naomi said. “I really enjoy having her around, most of the time we don’t play the same tournaments.

“For me I don’t really talk to that many people and she is sort of the nicer one in this relationship.”Mari Osaka’s focus will be getting past the first round and advancing any further would be considered a wild success but Naomi will have loftier objectives.

“I actually drove past this (stadium) a lot when I was a kid,” she said. “I grew up watching all these great players winning it so just to come from being a kid in the audience to being the one holding the trophy would mean a lot.”

While the focus for some sports fans was spread across the country Thursday for the 2019 NCAA men’s basketball tournament, the tennis world looked toward Miami Gardens, Florida, for the Miami Open.

The top stars on the men’s side have yet to take the court at Hard Rock Stadium, with the first round wrapping up.The women’s singles draw offered a few recognizable names. Third-seeded Petra Kvitova was set to face off with Maria Sakkari, and Venus Williams met Dalila Jakupovic. No. 17-seed Madison Keys, who reached the quarterfinals in 2016, opened against Samantha Stosur.

Here’s a look at Thursday’s results and a brief overview of the action.
In her last tournament, Bianca Andreescu upset Garbine Muguruza, Elina Svitolina and Angelique Kerber en route to a title at the BNP Paribas Open. On Thursday, the 18-year-old Canadian had her hands full with Irina-Camelia Begu.

Andreescu dropped the first set to Begu and needed a tiebreaker to level the match in the second. Begu was serving for the match up 5-2 and had a match up at 40-30, yet Andreescu survived.She broke Begu again in the first game of the third set, which allowed her to build a 3-1 lead. Another break in the seventh game all but locked up the victory.
The gulf between the two players closed a bit in the second set, and Sakkari broke Kvitova in the second game. Kvitova immediately returned the favor, stunting Sakkari’s momentum in the process. The 23-year-old Greek dropped her serve in the fifth game as well, giving Kvitova the opening she needed to see through the win.

Williams and Jakupovic didn’t exactly put on a masterclass in serving in the first set of what proved to be a straight-set victory for Williams. In the opening frame, the two dropped serve seven times in 12 games.Falling behind a set to Williams appeared to deflate Jakupovic a bit. She failed to capitalize on two break-point opportunities and fell behind 1-5.

Jakupovic started slowly clawing her way back before Williams jumped ahead 40-0 in the ninth game. Jakupovic brought it back to deuce, but her comeback attempt ultimately came up short.It’s a familiar sight to have a top player’s sister in the draw of the Miami Open, where this year Venus and Serena Williams are both competing for a 17th time.

But this tournament is the first time at a WTA-level event that top-ranked Naomi Osaka was joined in the singles main draw by her older sister, Mari.

Everyone else in women’s tennis is ranked below Naomi Osaka right now, including Mari, 22, who is ranked 338th, and normally plays lower-level events.

She received a wild card for this tournament and played her first WTA main draw match on Thursday against another wild card, 205th-ranked Whitney Osuigwe. Osaka acquitted herself well in a 6-2, 6-4 loss.Serena and Venus Williams usually get top billing at the Miami Open but this year there is another sister act vying for the spotlight with world number one Naomi Osaka showing older sibling Mari the ropes.

Argentina vs Venezuela

Argentina vs Venezuela : According to Marca’s Juan Castro, Messi is set to feature on Friday but could miss his country’s game in Morocco. Importantly for new manager Lionel Scaloni, Messi Lionel Messi has returned to the Argentina national team and is expected to play Friday against Venezuela in an international friendly in Madrid, Argentina face Venezuela in an international friendly on Friday, with Lionel Messi present in La Albiceleste’s squad.

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Argentina face Venezuela in an international friendly on Friday, with Lionel Messi present in La Albiceleste’s squad.

The match will take place at Atletico Madrid’s Wanda Metropolitano Stadium in Spain before the South Americans make the short hop to play Morocco away on Tuesday.

After losing 1-0 to Brazil through a last-minute goal in October, Argentina bounced back with back-to-back 2-0 wins over Mexico.

According to Marca’s Juan Castro, Messi is set to feature on Friday but could miss his country’s game in Morocco.After a disappointing display at the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Argentina hope to press the reset button on their fortunes this year.

Importantly for new manager Lionel Scaloni, Messi has opted to continue his international career despite some disappointing results with his country.

At 40, the former Argentina assistant manager has taken the reins as the boss before his country embark on their 2019 Copa America campaign.

Argentina scraped through qualification to reach Russia 2018, but due to their lofty reputation in South America, they will be one of the favourites to prevail at the 46th edition of the Copa, which will be held in Brazil next summer.

The continent’s teams have caught up with the Argentinians. As Brazil continue to build a new dynasty with Neymar at their core, Uruguay, Colombia and Chile are proving they are top-class opponents.

Venezuela’s work ethic will challenge Argentina in the Spanish capital, but with Messi pulling the strings, the result should fall in Scaloni’s favour.

The presence of Salomon Rondon and Tomas Rincon will give La Vinotinto a fighting chance against their illustrious opponents, but the minnows finished bottom of World Cup qualifying due to a lack of goals.

Rondon has featured as a regular for Newcastle United in the Premier League, scoring nine goals and providing five assists this term, but Argentina’s defence are used to facing more prolific forward lines.According to Ben Pringle of the Daily Express, La Albiceleste will not have the services of Sergio Aguero or Gonzalo Higuain in Madrid. Mauro Icardi is also absent from the squad, with Nicolas Otamendi pulling out due to injury.

Angel Di Maria has also been forced to withdraw from Argentina’s travelling party with a muscle injury, per Goal.Lionel Messi makes his international return tonight as Argentina take on Venezeula in Madrid.

Atletico Madrid’s Wanda Metropolitano plays host as the Barcelona star represents his country for the first time since La Albiceleste’s dismal World Cup campaign.

Lionel Scaloni, who succeeded Jorge Sampaoli following that disastrous campaign in Russia, leads the rebuild but there is no room for Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero and Gonzalo Higuain, currently on loan at Chelsea.

Messi has scored 39 times in 37 appearances for Barcelona this season – Argentina could do with that sort of form at this summer’s Copa AmericaAngel di Maria has been forced to withdraw from the squad due to a muscular problem and with Aguero, Higuain and Mauro Icardi not in the squad (again), Inter Milan’s Lautaro Martinez is set to lead the line.Tottenham defender Juan Foyth is also set to start as part of a back three while West Ham’s Manuel Lanzini is likely to be named on the bench.

Newcastle’s Salomon Rondon could feature Venezuela alongside Atlanta United’s talented Josef Martinez.

Argentina team to face Venezuela: Armani; Gonzalo Montiel, Mercado, Foyth, Lisandro Martinez, Tagliafico; Parades, Lo Celsco; Messi, Lautaro, Pity Martinez
Lionel Messi has returned to the Argentina national team and is expected to play Friday against Venezuela in an international friendly in Madrid, Spain. After the poor 2018 World Cup, rumors swirled as to whether the player would hang up his international boots, but he’s back in the fold now with a youthful, talented squad around him as manager Lionel Scaloni builds toward the future.

Here’s how you can watch the match and what to know:Argentina: This is a really talented squad with young midfielders Leandro Paredes (PSG) and Giovani Lo Celso (Real Betis). Messi is joined in attack by Paulo Dybala of Juventus, Dario Benedetto of Boca Juniors and Gonzalo Martinez of Atlanta United. Expect Messi to perhaps fall back into more of a No. 10 role to be the engine in attack.

Venezuela: This team is looking to pull off a surprise at this summer’s Copa America and has some players that can help do that. The duo in attack of Salomon Rondon (Newcastle) and Josef Martinez (Atlanta United) is formidable, and Torino midfielder Tomas Rincon is the heart and soul of the squad. This team is over-matched from a talent standpoint, but it won’t be when it comes to effort.

Syracuse vs Baylor live streaming: Watch NCAA Tournament online & odds

Syracuse vs Baylor Live: streaming details .. If you want to watch Syracuse vs Baylor live streaming online, these are the instructions. Match: Syracuse vs Baylor Competition: NCAA Tournament (March Madness)

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Syracuse vs Baylor live First Meeting: Demetris Nichols lit into the Bears back in December of 2006. Playing inside the Carrier Dome, the senior scored a career-best 28 points as Syracuse beat Baylor, 94-71. Nichols opened the second half by pouring in 10 consecutive points in just over two and a half minutes.

Meanwhile, the Bears dropped another game to a ranked opponent, making it 23 straight defeats to teams inside the top 25. And to make matters worse, Baylor experienced flight issues, missed scheduled time at the Dome the night before the game and had to wear Syracuse gear during a pregame practice because the Bears’ clothes were back in Waco, Texas.

Outside of Nichols’ stellar night, the Orange also saw double-figure-scoring totals from Paul Harris (15), Darryl (MOOKIE!) Watkins (15), Eric Devendorf (11), and Andy Rautins (10).

Despite finishing sixth in the Big East, winning 10 games in league play as well as a game in the conference tourney, that Syracuse team was relegated to the NIT. The season came to a wrap with a loss at Clemson in the quarterfinals. (The NCAA says 22 of those victories didn’t happen, by the way. Sure, okay.)

Last Meeting: Maui wowie. (don’t get too many ideas — Utah’s laws don’t look like Colorado’s)

Syracuse outlasted No. 18 Baylor in the finals of the Maui Invitational, 74-67. It was the Orange’s third Maui title and it came on the back of C.J. Fair.
Fair tallied 24 points against the Bears, 14 of which coming in the second half as No. 8 Syracuse pulled away for the victory. It was Fair who hit a jump shot to stop a Bears’ 10-2 run that had Baylor back to within six points of Syracuse late in the second. Time and time again it seemed like Fair was in the right spot at the right time to help the Orange secure the championship.

For his three-day efforts in Hawaii, Fair was named tourney MVP.

Jerami Grant chipped in with 19 points and Trevor (Terry) Cooney and Tyler Ennis each added 11 points of their own for Syracuse, which would go on to start the season 25-0. Ultimately, the Orange ran out of gas by March and was eventually beaten by Dayton in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

Head Coaches: SU: Jim Boeheim (43rd year, 1,047-384; Baylor: Scott Drew (317–208— 337–219 overall)
Coach Bio: Scott Drew is a Butler University grad but the coach’s son never actually played ball for the Bulldogs. He did, however, join the basketball staff and spent two years as a student assistant.

Post graduation in 1993, Scott joined his father Homer’s staff at Valparaiso University. During his nine years as assistant at Valpo, Scott Drew developed a reputation as a top-level recruiter and as someone who was bred to be head coach. That came to reality when dad Homer officially retired, allowing for son Scott to take over the Crusaders.

However, after just one season leading Valpo, one in which ended in the NIT, Drew was lured away by Baylor in 2003.

At the time, it was a risky move for Drew. Taking the job in August, the new head coach had little time to prep before the season, and had to deal with NCAA ramifications brought on by the previous head coach, Dave Bliss. That scandal saw Bliss attempt to cover up the murder of one of his players which was committed by another one of his players.

When Drew took over in the fall of ‘03, the program’s top players transferred, plus he had to deal with probation for seven more years, and he and his staff dealt with recruiting restrictions. Furthermore, Baylor could only play conference games, with no post-season eligibility, in the 2005-06 season.

It’s amazing, given where Baylor was as a basketball program, that Drew has since guided the Bears to seven NCAA tourney appearances since 2008, reaching the Elite Eight in 2012 (winning the NIT the next year).

Last Year,,,