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Gameday Thread: #6 Baylor (6-0) vs Michigan State (5-1)

November 25, 2021
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#6 Baylor (6-0) meets Michigan State (5-1) in the championship game of the Battle for Atlantis at 10am CST November 26th on ESPN.  

KenPom Prediction:  Baylor 73 Michigan State 69

Torvik Prediction:  Baylor 72 Michigan State 69


Coaches

Michigan State:   Tom Izzo (66): 648-255; 23 NCAAs; 14 Sweet 16s; 10 Elite 8s; 7 Final 4s; 1 NC

Baylor:  Scott Drew (51); 398-224 overall (378-213 at Baylor); 9 NCAAs; 5 Sweet 16s; 3 Elite 8s; FF; 1 National Championship

Head to Head:  1-0 Drew


Michigan State Starters

Guard:  Tyson Walker (JR) 6-0 175 lbs; 6 ppg; 4 asst; 2 st; 41% FG; 80% 3pt; 80% FT

Guard:  Max Christie (FR) 6-6 190 lbs; 8 ppg; 4 reb; 33% FG; 26% 3pt; 67% FT

Guard:  Gabe Brown (SR) 6-8 215 lbs; 14 ppg; 4 reb; 47% FG; 39% 3pt; 83% FT

Forward:  Malik Hall (JR) 6-8 225 lbs; 10 ppg; 5 reb; 56% FG; 46% 3pt; 100% FT

Forward:  Marcus Bingham (SR) 7-0 230 lbs; 12 ppg; 8 reb; 4 blks; 55% FG; 65% FT

Michigan State Bench

Forward:  Joey Hauser (SR) 6-9 230 lbs; 6 ppg; 7 reb; 33% FG; 31% 3pt; 78% FT

Guard:  AJ Hoggard (SO) 6-4 210 lbs; 6 ppg; 3 asst; 41% FG; 20% 3pt; 50% FT

Forward:  Julius Marble (JR) 6-9 245 lbs; 6 ppg; 5 reb; 52% FG; 83% FT


Baylor Starters

Guard:  James Akinjo (SR) 6-1 190 lbs; 9 ppg; 2 reb; 7 asst; 2 st; 38% FG; 36% 3pt; 79% FT

Guard:  Adam Flagler (JR) 6-3 180 lbs; 9 ppg; 3 reb; 2 asst; 41% FG; 29% 3pt; 83% FT

Forward:  Matt Mayer (SR) 6-9 230 lbs; 12 ppg; 5 reb; 2 asst; 2 st; 40% FG; 31% 3pt; 67% FT

Forward:  Kendall Brown (FR) 6-8 205 lbs; 14 ppg; 4 reb; 3 asst; 2 st; 70% FG; 80% 3pt; 75% FT

Forward:  Flo Thamba (SR) 6-10 250 lbs; 6 ppg; 4 reb; 65%; 64% FT

Baylor Bench

Forward:  Jon Tchatchoua (JR) 6-8 250 lbs; 7 ppg; 8 reb; 65% FG; 33% 3pt; 33% FT

Guard:  LJ Cryer (SO) 6-1 190 lbs; 16 ppg; 2 reb; 3 asst; 56% FG; 50% 3pt; 75% FT

Forward:  Jeremy Sochan (FR) 6-9 230 lbs; 7 ppg; 7 reb; 2 asst; 39% FG; 20% 3pt; 50% FT

 
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