The Balyor Bears tipped off the start of the college basketball season in style on Friday night, showcasing both the men's and women's teams in their Moonlight Madness event.
With ESPNU broadcasting the festivities, 6,500 fans had the Ferrell Center rocking as the teams were introduced and went through some skills challenges before the men's team scrimmaged,
Superstar center Brittney Griner returns to lead the Lady Bears as the team tries to repeat as NCAA champions. That goal had the women's team introduced to a Mardi Gras theme as they plan to return to the Final Four in New Orleans this season.
Returning starter Brady Heslip took over the scrimmage by making three consecutive 3-pointers to lead his black team to a 23-21 win.
Baylor's men's team opens the season with an exhibition game against Abilene Christian on Oct. 25, while the women's team tips off against Oklahoma City on Oct. 30.