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Baylor Men's Basketball Headed to Italy for Foreign Tour

August 13, 2019
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WACO, Texas – Baylor basketball is headed to Italy for a nine-day foreign tour that begins Thursday in Rome. The Bears will play four games during the trip, with stops in Rome, Vatican City, Florence, Venice, Trieste and Como.

Baylor’s roster will feature 11 active players during the trip. Sophomores Flo Thamba and Jonathan Tchamwa Tchatcoua will not be on the trip due to visa issues that were unable to be resolved, while senior Freddie Gillespie and sophomore Matthew Mayer will be on the tour but will not play in the games while recovering from offseason surgeries. Junior forward Tristan Clark is expected to play in two of the team’s four games and will be held to limited minutes as he works his way back from a knee surgery that prematurely ended his 2018-19 sophomore season.

The Bears’ first game is Saturday, Aug. 17 against Stella Azzurra Academy in Rome. BU then will face Tuscan Select on Sunday, Aug. 18 in Florence. Baylor’s third game is against Jadan Trieste on Wednesday, Aug. 21 in Trieste, and the final matchup is against LCC International University on Thursday, Aug. 22 in Como.

In addition to Clark’s limited availability, 17th-year head coach Scott Drew expects to play seniors Devonte Bandoo and Obim Okeke, juniors Mario Kegler, Mark Vital and MaCio Teague, sophomores Adam Flagler, Jared Butler and Davion Mitchell and freshmen Jordan Turner and Jackson Moffatt.

Baylor’s non-conference schedule will be released later this month. The Bears open the 2019-20 season the afternoon of Tuesday, Nov. 5.

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Baylor Men's Basketball Headed to Italy for Foreign Tour

jdrs
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It was good to see the Bears in action today. Thanks to whoever streamed it on Twitter!
Eball
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So...I love basketball and am excited about our men's team...always been a great Scott Drew fan...back in the days of baylorfans though this men's B-Ball forum was one I stayed away from as it had some really idiotic and highly critical posters that I just could not stomach...I stuck to the women's board which had and still has a lot of knowledgeable folks posting and football. Has the men's board gotten better?
rudylaw
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Not really. The fact there's a premium board that divides the fans, especially during game threads, this place will actually remain worse than BFans ever was.
BaylorOkie
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It's still bad here, but there are some good posters as well. We welcome you to help dilute the bad ones.
Eball
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BaylorOkie said:

It's still bad here, but there are some good posters as well. We welcome you to help dilute the bad ones.
I will try and do that...I hate that so many premium members only read an quote on the premium thread...it has become jumbled with all the sports and some multile posts there and on individual threads like mens' and women's basketball and football. I have been trying to revive the football board as it has devolved into the same 6 or so posters taking over and rehashing arguments that have been thoroughly argued for the last 3 plus years.

I have tried to get more premium members to post on sports specific boards as opposed to the one sports related premium board but unfortunately there are some that seem to think these free boards are beneath them...premiere content is great and I highly recommenced if you are a BU sports nut who lives and breaths this stuff or if you just want more BU info then join pay the fee it is worth it...however the forums should in my opinion be for everyone to share and visit and be fans of BU.
Gobearsone
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How are the guys looking? Any scores, etc.
LIB,MR BEARS
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Gobearsone said:

How are the guys looking? Any scores, etc.
They went 4-0
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