I attended the ORU v. Baylor game at the end of 2013 and spoke to a few people close to the team. The mood at that time (Baylor was ranked in the top 15 and lost only to Syracuse) was one of excitement and a sense that this team could be special.
I remember thinking during that now infamous 8-game losing streak was that this team was an underachieving un-special team. And yet as I spoke with people close to the team they maintained that this team could make a deep run into the tournament.
Video clips like this illustrate the special nature of this particular Baylor team. They love playing together. They have fun on and off the court. They photobomb reporters. They mess up Craig Sager’s hair. Oh, and they demolish opposing teams on the court with a high-scoring offense and a stifling zone defense.
And, lest we neglect to mention it, they have had 5 players saved and baptized this year. Scott Drew and company are doing the Lord’s work. 🙂 To illustrate it best, when Isaiah Austin was asked about the factor that made the difference for their team this year, His answer was, “God.”