Guards stayed at Baylor, paving way for Drew’s dream title

Scott Drew uttered the far-fetched idea of Baylor being national champion when he was introduced as coach nearly 18 years ago. It was oh-so-reachable when guards Jared Butler, MaCio Teague and Davion Mitchell started playing together with the Bears. They all stayed another season and capped it off with the Bears’ first national title. None of them are expected to remain next season. But Baylor should return half of its primary eight-man rotation of regulars. The program also has some standout freshman guards and its highest-ranked recruiting class ever.