The last time Baylor made it to the Sweet Sixteen, the beloved late TNT reporter, Craig Sager, was on the sidelines doing interviews with the players. In that 2014 interview, the players celebrated by messing up Craig Sager’s hair.
Sager died in December of 2016, but the Bears kept up their hair tradition on Sunday night when they beat USC to punch a ticket to the Sweet Sixteen once again.
“Last time we went to the Sweet Sixteen, we had Craig Sager and we did a tribute for him. So, we’re going to do the same thing for you,” head coach Scott Drew told CBS sideline reporter Dana Jacobson before all the players simultaneously went for her hair.
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“That’s just awesome,” Ernie Johnson said as the camera cut back to the TNT in-studio crew. “We miss our buddy. That’s just good for the soul. That’s just tremendous and Scott Drew is just such good people But that’s really cool.”