Grand Canyon basketball crew will get help from Baylor after baggage mishap

It may be very useful to have your older brother round.

Bryce Drew discovered that out Wednesday when his Grand Canyon crew arrived in Denver for his or her NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament first-round matchup vs. Gonzaga. As the Lopes obtained settled in, they realized their uniforms and athletic gear didn’t make the journey from Phoenix with them.

Luckily for GCU, Baylor was additionally in Denver for its first-round sport in opposition to U.C. Santa Barbara — and Baylor is coached by Scott Drew, Bryce’s older brother.

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So in fact, Scott supplied to assist out his youthful brother.

“We’re gonna hook ’em up. What are big brothers for?” Scott told CBS Sports.

Not solely was Scott very happy to assist out his youthful brother, however the 2021 nationwide champion coach additionally remembered what it was prefer to be in that state of affairs, having gone by way of one thing comparable throughout a 2006 highway sport at Syracuse.

GCU finally scrounged up sufficient gear to apply, due to Baylor’s assist and runs to a number of close by shops. Unfortunately for anybody wanting to see some inside-out Baylor jerseys when the Lopes take the courtroom in opposition to Gonzaga Thursday, GCU’s tools did finally arrive.

The Drew brothers are beloved throughout school basketball, with Gonzaga coach Mark Few — whose crew misplaced to Scott Drew’s Bears within the 2021 nationwide title sport — amongst their many admirers.

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