Swanson's 20 leads new-look Bears

Updated: November 4, 2003, 11:07 PM ET
Associated Press

WACO, Texas -- Tommy Swanson scored 20 points and Terrance Thomas added 18 as Baylor defeated Raiders Select 83-73 in an exhibition game Tuesday night, the team's first game since a tumultuous summer that included the death of a player and allegations of wrongdoing by the former coach.

Brad Newly led Raiders Select, an Australian touring team, with 19 points and Chris Novak added 15.

The Baylor players wore a horizontal black stripe on the left shoulder of their uniforms in honor of Patrick Dennehy, who was shot to death this summer. Former player Carlton Dotson is accused of murder in Dennehy's death.

``Everyone always looks forward to the first exhibition game so you have a chance to see what you need to work on,'' said new coach Scott Drew said. ``Every day, there's always something to improve on. We don't look past any day that we're given.''

Drew took over as coach in August, two weeks after Dave Bliss resigned amid revelations of NCAA violations.

Corey Herring and Harvey Thomas were held out of the game since the players have not been cleared to play by a university compliance investigation committee looking into possible NCAA rules violations.


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