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Gameday Thread: #9 Baylor (2-0) vs Central Arkansas (0-2)

November 16, 2021
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#9 Baylor (2-0) hosts Central Arkansas (0-2) Wednesday November 17th at 7pm CST game at the Ferrell Center.  The game will be televised on ESPN+

KenPom Prediction:  Baylor 92 UCA 57

Torvik Prediction:  Baylor 90 UCA 61


Coaches

Central Arkansas:  Anthony Boone (45) 14-35 overall 

Baylor:  Scott Drew (51); 394-224 overall (374-213 at Baylor); 9 NCAAs; 5 Sweet 16s; 3 Elite 8s; FF; 1 National Championship

Head to Head:  1-0 Drew


Central Arkansas Starters

Guard:  Camren Hunter (FR) 6-3 200 lbs; 12 ppg; 3 reb; 3 asst; 1 st; 40% FG; 43% 3pt; 40% FT

Guard:  Collin Cooper (SO) 6-2 190 lbs; 6 ppg; 1 reb; 2 asst; 42% FG; 29% 3pt

Forward:  Jaxson Baker (SO) 6-7 205 lbs; 5 ppg; 3 reb; 2 asst; 21% FG; 13% 3pt; 100% FT

Forward:  Darious Hall (JR) 6-7 205 lbs; 8 ppg; 7 reb; 3 asst; 2 st; 35% FG; 33% 3pt; 75% FT

Forward:  Jared Chatham (SR) 6-8 185 lbs; 5 ppg; 5 reb; 1 blk; 29% FG; 50% 3pt

Central Arkansas  Bench

Guard:   Vincent Reeves (FR) 6-5 200 lbs; 3 ppg; 29% FG; 50% 3pt

Forward:  Ibbe Klintman (FR) 6-8 200 lbs; 4 ppg; 2 reb; 25% FG; 33% 3pt; 100% FT

Forward:  Eddy Kayouloud (JR) 6-7 230 lbs; 8 ppg; 3 reb; 54% FG; 100% FT


Baylor Starters

Guard:  James Akinjo (SR) 6-1 190 lbs; 6 ppg; 6 asst; 2 st; 33% FG; 25% 3pt; 50% FT

Guard:  Adam Flagler (JR) 6-3 180 lbs; 11 ppg; 3 reb; 4 asst; 44% FG; 40% 3pt; 50% FT

Forward:  Matt Mayer (SR) 6-9 230 lbs; 13 ppg; 4 reb; 3 asst; 52% FG; 40% 3pt

Forward:  Kendall Brown (FR) 6-8 205 lbs; 13 ppg; 5 reb; 6 asst; 2 st; 73% FG; 100% 3pt; 75% FT

Forward:  Flo Thamba (SR) 6-10 250 lbs; 6 ppg; 4 reb; 2 blk; 71% FG; 100% FT

Baylor Bench

Forward:  Jon Tchatchoua (JR) 6-8 250 lbs; 7 ppg; 10 reb; 58% FG

Guard:  LJ Cryer (SO) 6-1 190 lbs; 17 ppg; 2 reb; 3 asst; 63% FG; 58% 3pt; 100% FT

Forward:  Jeremy Sochan (FR) 6-9 230 lbs; 12 ppg; 5 reb; 2 asst; 1 blk; 58% FG; 43% 3pt; 50% FT

Guard:  Dale Bonner (JR) 6-2 170 lbs; 3 asst; 1 st

Discussion from...

Gameday Thread: #9 Baylor (2-0) vs Central Arkansas (0-2)

2,512 Views | 29 Replies | Last: 14 days ago by Crawfoso1973
vanillabryce
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95-55 Bears
ImABearToo
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Century mark - Bears
60 - opponent
“Life is short, eat desert first!”
fubar
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Where in the world is Lomers?
Gunter gleiben glauchen globen
vanillabryce
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fubar said:

Where in the world is Lomers?


He's with the tip of course!
TWD 74
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fubar said:

Where in the world is Lomers?

My nomination for the greatest thread on the old website was the fake game thread. Classic.
ImABearToo
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Strong start tonight.
“Life is short, eat desert first!”
whitetrash
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Nicholls St > Central Arkansas
DanaDane
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Akinjo's court vision, passing and speed remind me of PJack.
CarmelBear
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These Baylor Bears look pretty good. Brown is special.
Johnny Bear
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Even taking into account the level of the opposition, still - looking much better on the defensive end.
whitetrash
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UCA drains a 70-footer at the buzzer. 43-20 halftime.
DanaDane
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Maybe this is a good sign. Last year's championship team gave up at least 3 mid-court and behind 3's at the halftime buzzer.
Big_Pumpin
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Hilarious shot at the end. I think the shot clock buzzer forced caused him to just flick it real quick and he canned it
gobears20
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Love how this team is playing together and the defense looks a lot better tonight.

Going into the game we were 36 point favorites
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Big_Pumpin
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Is Cryer going to be the break out player this year?
DanaDane
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Okay, we've passed the test in the warm up games. This is getting boring.

I'm ready to move on to the games where there's somewhat of a challenge. Ready for Stanford, Arizona St. and Villanova.
gobears20
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IowaBear
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Could see Syracuse and Michigan St as well in the Bahamas
Big_Pumpin
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Brown is like a pogo stick
gobears20
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Staff
Anybody know what's going on with Flagler? He has only played 8 minutes? Is it his hand?
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DanaDane
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78-40

6:36
whitetrash
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gobears20 said:

Anybody know what's going on with Flagler? He has only played 8 minutes? Is it his hand?
Hand is wrapped up pretty tight. He's been sitting on end of bench fairly quietly.
txturtlegirl
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whitetrash said:

gobears20 said:

Anybody know what's going on with Flagler? He has only played 8 minutes? Is it his hand?
Hand is wrapped up pretty tight. He's been sitting on end of bench fairly quietly.


Pic of Flagler at the end of the bench. We can see his left hand clearly and it is wrapped up.
TWD 74
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whitetrash said:

gobears20 said:

Anybody know what's going on with Flagler? He has only played 8 minutes? Is it his hand?
Hand is wrapped up pretty tight. He's been sitting on end of bench fairly quietly.
Starting to wonder which of the Forwards could give us minutes in the backcourt.
IowaBear
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I hope Bonner is ready to play meaningful minutes because we're razor thin at guard
Pronto Tonto
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Who was the player that came in late wearing #13? It had "Love" on the back but it sure wasn't Langston Love, although that's who the arena announcer presented him. The real Langston Love was in street clothes behind the bench.
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historian
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Just saw this from earlier with pregame predictions:

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.actionnetwork.com/ncaab/college-basketball-best-bets-top-3-picks-wednesday-night-baylor-uc-riverside-november-17/amp

They pretty much nailed it. What jumped out at me was the turnovers: Baylor did force a lot of them, enough to tie the record.
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DanaDane
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Pronto Tonto said:

Who was the player that came in late wearing #13? It had "Love" on the back but it sure wasn't Langston Love, although that's who the arena announcer presented him. The real Langston Love was in street clothes behind the bench.

It was Love. Except it was Kijana, Langston's older brother, who joined the team today. He played at New Hampshire, then transfer to St. Edwards. Now at Baylor. At least that's what John Morris said on the broadcast.
Crawfoso1973
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Agreed. Like I said in another thread, Akinjo is not our most talented player be a longshot, but he might be our team MVP because he's our only true PG. If he gets injured that would force Cryer and Flagler out of their optimal roles as scoring guards. They can play a few minutes here and there at PG but they are at their best when they can be fully unleashed to score the rock.

Another thing I was thinking, I know there is probably a 0% chance of this happening, but I wonder if they have considered starting Sochan and bringing Mayer off the bench. It seems this would stagger Mayer's minutes a bit better with Brown and would allow Mayer to provide the same instant offense to the team that he did last year. Sochan is a much lower usage player who doesn't need the ball in his hands as much as Mayer and Brown, so his skill set might mesh a little better with the first unit.
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