After starting the week 15-0, the top-ranked Baylor Bears has done a 180 this week. On Tuesday, the Texas Tech Red Raiders marched into Waco and gave Baylor their first loss of the season, a 65-62 barnburner that was capitalized by an Adonis Arms dunk.
That wasn’t so bad. Sure it was disappointing to lose at home but Texas Tech was ranked No. 19 and two of their three losses were at the hands of Gonzaga and Iowa State. Needless to say, the Red Raiders were a capable team.
Oklahoma State on the other hand…
On the heels of the Texas Tech loss, the 8-7 Cowboys shocked Baylor with a rather commanding 61-54 upset. Oklahoma State had led throughout most of the game and was up by as much as 17.
After entering the week unbeaten, No. 1 Baylor has lost at home twice this week.
Unranked Oklahoma State — a 14-point underdog — takes down Baylor 61-54 in Waco! 🏀 pic.twitter.com/5WQFb8Ck4B
— The Comeback (@thecomeback) January 16, 2022
Many reacted to the upset on social media as Baylor will no doubt fall in the rankings.
— Baylor Men’s Basketball (@BaylorMBB) January 16, 2022
— OSU Cowboy Basketball (@OSUMBB) January 16, 2022
The No. 1 Baylor Bears have lost consecutive games for the first time in nearly three years.
And they lost both in Waco.
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) January 16, 2022
Baylor losing at home to Texas Tech was a mild surprise. Baylor losing at home to Oklahoma State is a shock.
— Pat Forde (@ByPatForde) January 16, 2022
Baylor went down again you say? pic.twitter.com/FdwpAvneF9
— Kerrigan like Nancy (@KerriJMack) January 16, 2022
After playing Kansas, Baylor, Oklahoma St, and Kansas St in 7 days, Texas Tech will get some much-needed rest next week as they only have two games between now and next Saturday.
Extremely impressive that the Red Raiders finished that brutal stretch 3-1.
— Austin Massey (@austin_massey_) January 15, 2022
BRYCE ******* THOMPSON.
— Nathan Hiatt (@NATE_HIATT) January 16, 2022