An unexpected boost to new heights

He's big and strong, but who thought Lomers could carry Baylor into its first Sweet 16?

Updated: April 8, 2010, 1:37 PM ET
By Jeff Caplan | ESPNDallas.com

NEW ORLEANS -- Old Dominion coach Blaine Taylor could have used that box-and-five defense he joked about Friday. Had 10 of his guys been on the court then maybe the Monarchs could have clung to the bigger-than-life arms and legs of Baylor's happy-go-lucky, incredulously humble Incredible Hulk.

"I mean, he's 7-foot," Old Dominion forward Frank Hassell said. "You can't teach that."

Josh Lomers, Baylor's 280-pound, sideburn-wearing, self-described "big, goofy white guy" -- and darn ...

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