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MBB: Baylor vs South Carolina Preview & Game Thread

March 24, 2017
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3 seeded Baylor (27-7) takes on 7 seeded South Carolina (24-10) in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament on Friday March 24th at 6:29pm CST.  The game is broadcast on TBS.  Here's a look at the match-up. 


KenPom Analysis
Rankings: 
Baylor (10); South Carolina (28)
Offensive Efficiency:  Baylor (20); South Carolina (122)
Defensive Efficiency:  Baylor (13); South Carolina (4)
Prediction:  Baylor 65 South Carolina 61

Coaches

Baylor:  Scott Drew (299-189)
  • 46 years old
  • 7 NCAA bids; 1 NIT Title
  • 2 Elite 8s; 4 Sweet 16s

South Carolina:   Frank Martin (211-125) 

  • 50 years old
  • 5 NCAA bids; 2 Sweet 16s; 1 Elite 8


South Carolina Starters
Forward:  6-10 245 lbs Maik Kotsar (FR): 6 ppg; 5 reb; 48% FG; 41% FT

Forward:  6-9 230 lbs Chris Silva (SO):  10 ppg; 6 reb; 55% FG; 75% FT

Forward:  6-6 205 lbs PJ Dozier (SO):  14 ppg; 5 reb; 3 asst; 2 st; 40% FG; 30% 3pt; 59% FT

Guard:  6-2 225 lbs Duane Notice (SR):  10 ppg; 2 asst; 39% FG; 68% FT; 34% 3pt

Guard:  6-5 211 lbs Sindarius Thornwell (SR):  21 ppg;  7 reb; 2 st; 44% FG; 40% 3pt; 83% FT
South Carolina Bench

Forward:  6-9 240 lbs Sedee Keita (FR):  1 ppg; 2 reb; 27% FG; 44% FT

Guard:  6-4 204 lbs Justin McKie (SR):  4 ppg; 2 reb; 38% FG; 63% FT; 32% 3pt

Guard:  5-10 210 lbs Raykym Felder (FR):  6 ppg; 42% FG; 44% 3pt; 67% FT

Guard:  6-1 183 lbs Hassani Gravett (SO):  4 ppg; 29% FG; 65% FT; 22% 3pt

Baylor Starters

Forward:  7-0 220 lbs Jo Lual-Acuil (JR):  9 ppg; 7 reb; 54% FG; 49% FT; 33% 3pt; 3 blks

Forward:  6-10 230 lbs Johnathan Motley (JR): 17 ppg; 10 reb; 52% FG; 71% FT; 27% 3pt

Forward:  6-5 235 lbs Ish Wainright (SR): 6 ppg; 5 reb; 3 asst; 41% FG; 68% FT; 30% 3pt; 2 st

Guard:  6-3 215 lbs King McClure (SO):  5 ppg; 45% FG; 37% 3pt; 73% FT

Guard:  5-11 175 lbs Manu Lecomte (JR):  12 ppg; 4 asst; 43% FG; 41% 3pt; 83% FT

Baylor Bench

Forward:  6-8 230 lbs Terry Maston (JR):  7 ppg; 4 reb; 54% FG; 81% FT

Forward:  6-9 205 lbs Nuni Omot (JR):  4 ppg; 2 reb; 40% FG; 86% FT; 32% 3pt

Guard:  6-5 200 lbs Jake Lindsey (SO):  5 ppg; 2 reb; 3 asst; 45% FG; 40% 3pt; 71% FT

Guard:  6-3 200 lbs Al Freeman (JR):  10 ppg; 2 reb; 44% FG; 39% 3pt; 83% FT

MBB: Baylor vs South Carolina Preview & Game Thread

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3ptSpecialist
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hard not to like Frank- good dude
John Galt
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305th in turnover offense vs 4th in turnover defense - the match up of the game
Mafia Bear
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Question about defense if we have to go man: How do we account for the height difference between SC PG Sidarius Thornwell (6-5) and Manu Lecomte (5-11 in heels) without creating a serious matchup problem somewhere?
3ptSpecialist
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BaylorBearsFight said:

Question about defense if we have to go man: How do we account for the height difference between SC PG Sidarius Thornwell (6-5) and Manu Lecomte (5-11 in heels) without creating a serious matchup problem somewhere?
Lindsey or Wainright on Thornwell
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Norman Dale said:

305th in turnover offense vs 4th in turnover defense - the match up of the game


WVU 2.0?

Sure hope not but at least Baylor has played against a WVU
Marlin
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I think Wainright on Thornwell makes the most sense.
rudylaw
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Marlin said:

I think Wainright on Thornwell makes the most sense.
Absolutely. Ish can guard smaller and larger players as evidenced by both games this tournament so far.
3ptSpecialist
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3ptSpecialist
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South Carolina is the first one here

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3ptSpecialist
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willyric
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much thanks.. just ran through all these!!

LETS GO!!
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Colt B.
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Looks cold in NY.
3ptSpecialist
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Patagonia makes legit clothing. Give me the UA 4.0 for keeping warm though.
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3ptSpecialist said:

hard not to like Frank- good dude


Maybe. Extremely easy for me tonight.
3ptSpecialist
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GoldMind said:

3ptSpecialist said:

hard not to like Frank- good dude


Maybe. Extremely easy for me tonight.
for sure- I want to see some Frank Martin tears tonight.
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nein51
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Ok. Let's do this thing.
GoldMind
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3ptSpecialist said:




They always send the dimes to do the interviews.
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Mike Roberts
John Gaffney
Gene Sterastore

are the officials
Brian Ethridge
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Staff
2 minutes
3ptSpecialist
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here we go- so nervous. I want it so bad
Hambone
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Mot misses a contested shot near the rim

USC misses on fast break, grabs rebound, King fouls on shot... Thornwell got scratched in the eye by King

1st no good. 2nd good
GoldMind
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Lol almost blinded him
nein51
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GoldMind said:

Lol almost blinded him

That's one way of making sure they miss fts
BUBEAR10
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Over the back on Silva not called there
Hambone
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long possession ends in a Jo airball from like 5 feet, was a good look from Mot late in the clock

USC 3 no good, another off rebound and I think a foul on Ish??? horrid call

USC airball 3

Mot misses a layup, wow

turnover USC, stepped out of bounds down on the baseline
GoldMind
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nein51 said:

GoldMind said:

Lol almost blinded him

That's one way of making sure they miss fts


Someone needs to finish the job
Hambone
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Manu finds Jo with a man on his back and he turns and jams it! 2-1 BU

Dozier with a 1 handed runner in the paint, 3-2 USC
Hambone
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Jo airballs another one in the paint, jeez

USC layup. 5-2 USC

Mot fouled down low, on the floor. 16:58

Maston in for Jo

Maston misses open 15 footer, sigh, out of bounds to BU tho

Maston airballs a turnaround J, may have been partially blocked. ball off USC to Baylor
3ptSpecialist
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get Jo out of there. He's giving us a big bag of nothing
BaylorBJM
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Damn, Verne is terrible at the PxB in college basketball.

Three BU air balls in 3.5 mins.
 
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