Wednesday, May 25

Mark Vital and MaCio Teague shape Baylor’s cultural shift

MaCio Teague was well aware of the fact that Arkansas had made three consecutive double-digit comebacks in three tournament games. As he walked into Baylor’s locker room at halftime, he knew the vibe was off. The Bears’ first men’s berth in the Final Four in 71 years was up for grabs. Baylor played well, but the Razorbacks had cut their lead to eight points at halftime. The kind of March specific pressure that you can’t simulate had started to leak out. Teague spoke, his message was direct and quick. Keep it simple, stay together.

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