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Gameday Thread: #9 Baylor (19-6; 8-4) vs West Virginia (15-10; 4-8)

February 11, 2023
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#9 Baylor (19-6; 8-4) hosts West Virginia (15-10; 4-8) in a Big Monday showdown in Waco, TX on February 13th at 8pm CST.  The game will be televised on ESPN2,  

KenPom Prediction:  Baylor 79 WVU 74

Torvik Prediction:  Baylor 80 WVU 74

Evan Miyakawa Prediction:  Baylor 80 WVU 72


Coaches

WVU:   Bob Huggins (69) 931-408 (341-197 at WVU); 25 NCAAs; 8 Sweet 16s; 4 Elite 8s; 2 Final 4s

Baylor:  Scott Drew (52); 438-239 overall (418-228 at Baylor); 10 NCAAs; 5 Sweet 16s; 3 Elite 8s; FF; 1 National Championship

Head to Head:  15-9 Scott Drew


WVU Starters

Guard:  Kedrian Johnson (SR) 6-3 185 lbs; 10 ppg; 2 reb; 3 asst; 39% FG; 30% 3pt; 82% FT

Guard:  Erik Stevenson (SR) 6-4 205 lbs; 14 ppg; 4 reb; 3 asst; 44% FG; 38% 3pt; 78% FT

Forward: Emmitt Matthews (SR) 6-7 215 lbs; 10 ppg; 4 reb; 46% FG; 35% 3pt; 80% FT

Forward:  Tre MItchell (SR) 6-9 225 lbs; 12 ppg; 5 reb; 2 asst; 48% FG; 39% 3pt; 78% FT

Forward: Jimmy Bell (JR) 6-10 285 lbs; 6 ppg; 6 reb; 58% FG; 61% FT

WVU Bench

Guard:  Joe Toussaint (SR) 6-0 190 lbs; 10 ppg; 3 reb; 3 asst; 38% FG; 30% 3pt; 77% FT

Guard:   Seth Wilson (SO) 6-0 205 lbs; 5 ppg; 1 reb; 40% FG; 42% 3pt; 80% FT

Forward:  James Okonkwo (SO) 6-8 240 lbs; 3 ppg; 3 reb; 57% FG; 63% FT


Baylor Starters

Guard:  Adam Flagler (SR) 6-3 185 lbs; 16 ppg; 2 reb; 5 asst; 42% FG; 42% 3pt; 85% FT

Guard:  LJ Cryer (JR) 6-1 190 lbs; 14 ppg; 2 reb; 2 asst; 46% FG; 40% 3pt; 87% FT

Guard:  Keyonte George (FR) 6-4 185 lbs; 17 ppg; 4 reb; 3 asst; 39% FG; 34% 3pt; 80% FT

Forward:  Jalen Bridges (JR) 6-7 225 lbs; 10 ppg; 6 reb; 50% FG; 27% 3pt; 77% FT

Forward:  Flo Thamba (SR) 6-10 250 lbs; 5 ppg; 5 reb; 59% FG; 65% FT

Baylor Bench

Forward:  Jonathan Tchamwa Tchatchoua (SR) 6-8 245 lbs; 5ppg; 5 reb; 39% FG; 44% 3pt

Forward:  Caleb Lohner (JR) 6-8 235 lbs; 4 ppg; 4 reb; 53% FG; 25% 3pt; 62% FT

Guard:  Langston Love (FR) 6-5 210 lbs; 7 ppg; 2 reb; 43% FG; 36% 3pt; 77% FT

Discussion from...

Gameday Thread: #9 Baylor (19-6; 8-4) vs West Virginia (15-10; 4-8)

18,498 Views | 201 Replies | Last: 1 yr ago by TWD 1974
MashedPotatoes
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Flippen with the tip.
MrGolfguy
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Just win Bears!
Well I ain't no greenhorn!!
bearmission8
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Sic em. Let's win this one win
IowaBear
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Said prior to Tech we would be 20-6 headed to Lawrence, time to make that come true! Take care of business tomm Bears and get ready for KU
vanillabryce
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Bears by 15.

KIA
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IowaBear said:

Said prior to Tech we would be 20-6 headed to Lawrence, time to make that come true! Take care of business tomm Bears and get ready for KU
You also said we would be lucky to win 6 conference games after we lost the first 3 ... so there is that.
IowaBear
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Yup and the way we played at that point we were going to be lucky to win 6… prediction was made AT that point time. Shouldn't you be busy calling me a "wife beater" like you did a few years ago? You the ignore button and quit responding to the "wife beater"
Johnny Bear
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Another taking care of business on the home floor type of game - even given it's still a B12 conference game. Hopefully we do just that and then get ready for the big showdown with KU on Saturday.
KIA
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IowaBear said:

Yup and the way we played at that point we were going to be lucky to win 6… prediction was made AT that point time. Shouldn't you be busy calling me a "wife beater" like you did a few years ago? You the ignore button and quit responding to the "wife beater"
In fairness to you, I did not realize that you weren't married at the time, and I should not have made that comment.

In fairness to me, your knee-jerk negative comments are toxic and are typical of "wife beaters".

IowaBear
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So because I make kneee jerk comments in game threads im a wife beater?! You really are a piece of **** for saying that (my wife would tell you that as well). Not going to bother with you anymore, that's just a terrible accusation to make without knowing ANYTHING about me.
Chamberman
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Not sure where the "wife beater" comment came from, uncalled for. However, there's something to be said about keeping a calm head and not letting your emotions run away from you while watching a game, and thus memorializing your insecurities on a message board.
DanaDane
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No Big 12 game is a gimme, home or on the road. Bears come out focused and play to our abilities, we win #20.

Let's Go Bears!
BUmoneymaker
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Chamberman said:

there's something to be said about keeping a calm head and not letting your emotions run away from you while watching a game.


Hi Im mike and I am a fanatic. Who will lose his mind when play goes in the toilet? >>>>>This guy!<<<<<

Most memorable roller coaster of emotions was tcu going up 3 tds in 2014. I threw the remote when petty tossed the pick six. Slammed the tv button off. Only came back just in time to see the final drive and couldnt believe my eyes. Didnt have it recorded.

Last year mbb tourney vs UNC we were playing horribly and went down like 20 pts or something nuts. I slaped the wall next to me and shut it all down only to find out we came all the way back after an unreal turn of play. Finally got dvr in 2020 and fortunately was able to rewatch 2nd half.

Unfortunately family situation prevents me from attending any games in person. So im resolved to dvr and live tv. being a passionate fan can turn you into a hot mess. Elation and despair comes with the territory. I am no casual observer. Even though I recognize that its just a game played by young adults half my age, cant seem to shake going back to the green and gold well with enthusiasm year after year.

No one in my family or close circle of friends even care about BU sports yet that doesnt matter. I enjoy the thrill of the competition and its far more exhilarating than just about any other hobby.

Just happy we field competitive teams year after year with little pearls to be found along the way regardless of final records being above or below 500.

Sic em

BUCANDOIT82
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About the TCU game comments, no 10 point lead is safe with 6 minutes to go. Especially when playing a team like Baylor with multiple explosive players.
DanaDane
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Is this Spatola tonight?
gobears20
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Staff
DanaDane
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LJ is moving much better tonight already with and without the ball. Hopefully a good sign whatever the knee/leg/whatever issue was has gotten much better.
GruntTuff
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Anybody else wondering why we're building a smaller arena?

Is there another fan base with open seats after winning 9 of 10 in the toughest conference in the country?
ImABearToo
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Can't compete with Sing practice.
“Life is short, eat desert first!”
whitetrash
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GruntTuff said:

Anybody else wondering why we're building a smaller arena?

Is there another fan base with open seats after winning 9 of 10 in the toughest conference in the country?


We are building for 8pm on a weekday, not 3pm on a Saturday.
ImABearToo
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Sloppy start.
“Life is short, eat desert first!”
DanaDane
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I wonder if Bridges didn't dunk that because he had flashbacks to being tackled in the air and falling on his back a couple of games ago. Refs are letting this be a WVU physical style game.
Johnny Bear
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Geez - almost 5 minutes and 3 points on one made shot. TOs left and right to boot.
whitetrash
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WV is as handsy as a bad prom date.

Both teams combined for a scorching 16.7% shooting percentage.
GruntTuff
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ANY other school would have lost Drew for the reason we see tonight. Two seed. Two years ago NC. 20,000 students. Empty seats.

There is no explanation other than the truth. Wimpy student population and fan base.

The truth hurts.
ImABearToo
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Turnover machine tonight.
“Life is short, eat desert first!”
Jacques Strap
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ImABearToo said:

Sloppy start.
yes very need to turn it around
vanillabryce
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This game is UUUUUGLY
DanaDane
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This is a game where Lohner and Love are gonna be important because they both have the ability to play physical ball.
vanillabryce
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Sweet left hand, left foot finish
DanaDane
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I love watching 9 of the 10 teams in the Big 12 play. WVU and Huggins style is a legit way to compete when you don't have the athletes but my gosh is it hard to watch games with them in it.
ImABearToo
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Like to see some Josh O tonight. He needs minutes to stay ready in case Flo or EJ go down.
“Life is short, eat desert first!”
Stefano DiMera
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Hope Flagler isn't concussed.
whitetrash
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GruntTuff said:

ANY other school would have lost Drew for the reason we see tonight. Two seed. Two years ago NC. 20,000 students. Empty seats.

There is no explanation other than the truth. Wimpy student population and fan base.

The truth hurts.


The people who bought season tickets down low but didn't drive in for a 8pm Monday game in a 10,000 seat arena will be the same people who don't drive in for a 8pm Monday game in a 7,000 seat arena.
Fre3dombear
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What we got here is what ya call an atrocious start

Clearly we playing like wvu just gonna roll
Over.
 
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