Rico Gathers: Dominant rebounder. Low-post brute.

3-point shooter?

Going into Tuesday night’s game against Kansas, Gathers had never hit a 3-pointer for Baylor. That changed in entertaining fashion as the skilled big man hauled in a full-court baseball pass and sunk a turnaround jumper with ease.

Gathers’ bucket gave the Bears the lead at halftime over the Jayhawks in what could turn out to be a very important game in the Big 12 standings.

Joe Boozell has been a college basketball writer for NCAA.com since 2015. His work has also appeared in Bleacher Report, FOXSports.com and NBA.com. Joe’s claim to fame since joining NCAA.com: he’s predicted the correct national championship game twice… and picked the wrong winner both times. Growing up, Joe squared off against both Anthony Davis and Frank Kaminsky in the Chicagoland basketball scene. You can imagine how that went.