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Gameday Thread: #3 Seed Baylor (23-10) vs #6 Seed Creighton (22-12)

March 19, 2023
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#3 Seed Baylor (23-10) takes on #6 Seed Creighton (22-12) Sunday March 19th in Denver at 6:10 pm CST.  The game will be televised on TBS.  

KenPom Prediction:  Creighton 75 Baylor 74

Torvik Prediction:  Creighton 75 Baylor 74

Evan Miyakawa Prediction:  Creighton 76 Baylor 75


Coaches

Creighton:   Greg McDermott (58) 578-344 (298-149 at Creighton); 11 NCAAs; Sweet 16

Baylor:  Scott Drew (52); 442-243 overall (422-232 at Baylor); 11 NCAAs; 5 Sweet 16s; 3 Elite 8s; FF; 1 National Championship

Head to Head:  4-2 Drew


Creighton Starters

Guard:  Ryan Nembhard (SO) 6-0 170 lbs; 12 ppg; 4 reb; 5 asst; 43% FG; 36% 3pt; 86% FT

Guard: Trey Alexander (SO) 6-4 190 lbs; 14 ppg; 4 reb; 3 asst; 45% FG; 43% 3pt; 81% FT

Guard:  Baylor Scheierman (SR) 6-7 205 lbs; 13 ppg; 8 reb; 3 asst; 42% FG; 36% 3pt; 82% FT

Forward:  Arthur Kaluma (SR) 6-7 225 lbs; 12 ppg; 6 reb; 2 asst; 42% FG; 32% 3pt; 73% FT

Forward:  Ryan Kalkbrenner (JR) 7-1 260 lbs; 16 ppg; 6 reb; 2 blks; 72% FG; 33% 3pt; 78% FT

Creighton Bench

Guard:  Franciso Farabello (SR) 6-3 185 lbs; 3 ppg; 31% FG; 28% 3pt; 50% FT

Forward:  Mason Miller (FR) 6-7 190 lbs; 2 ppg; 2 reb; 37% FG; 38% 3pt; 56% FT


Baylor Starters

Guard:  Adam Flagler (SR) 6-3 185 lbs; 16 ppg; 3 reb; 5 asst; 43% FG; 41% 3pt; 80% FT

Guard:  LJ Cryer (JR) 6-1 190 lbs; 15 ppg; 2 reb; 2 asst; 44% FG; 42% 3pt; 91% FT

Guard:  Keyonte George (FR) 6-4 185 lbs; 16 ppg; 4 reb; 3 asst; 38% FG; 34% 3pt; 79% FT

Forward:  Jalen Bridges (JR) 6-7 225 lbs; 10 ppg; 6 reb; 50% FG; 32% 3pt; 78% FT

Forward:  Flo Thamba (SR) 6-10 250 lbs; 5 ppg; 5 reb; 57% FG; 64% FT

Baylor Bench

Guard:  Dale Bonner (SR) 6-2 170 lbs; 5 ppg; 3 asst; 44% FG; 37% 3pt; 77% FT

Forward:  Caleb Lohner (JR) 6-8 235 lbs; 3 ppg; 4 reb; 55% FG; 25% 3pt; 64% FT

Guard:  Langston Love (FR) 6-5 210 lbs; 6 ppg; 2 reb; 43% FG; 36% 3pt; 69% FT

Forward:  Jonthan Tchama Tchatuouia (SR) 6-10 235 lbs; 6 ppg; 5 reb; 51% FG; 50% 3pt; 85% FT

Forward:  Joshua Ojianwuna (FR) 6-10 230 lbs; 4 ppg; 4 reb; 60% FG; 66% FT

Discussion from...

Gameday Thread: #3 Seed Baylor (23-10) vs #6 Seed Creighton (22-12)

39,987 Views | 411 Replies | Last: 11 mo ago by Bear89
MrGolfguy
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Just win Bears!
Well I ain't no greenhorn!!
BUCANDOIT82
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I see us winning this game by double double digits. The team that showed up in the second half yesterday is a tough out in this tournament.
william
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go bears!

beat the jays!

- kkm
IowaBear
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Bears win by 2, Flo hits the game winning fade away 3 as time expires sending the Bears to the S16
historian
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Has Flo ever hit a 3?

Then again, I think Friday was the first time for Caleb in a Baylor uniform.
“Incline my heart to your testimonies, and not to selfish gain!”
Psalm 119:36
Crawfoso1973
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Said this on another thread, but need a monster game from Bridges on both ends of the court. Offensively we need less Key and more Bridges. Bridges has shown the ability to floor the ball and get to the rim which we desperately need. And no offense to Key but when Bridges comes out playing like his afro is on fire, we tend to do well. When he comes out passive and overly deferential to Key and others, we tend to lose.
Crawfoso1973
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IowaBear said:

Bears win by 2, Flo hits the game winning fade away 3 as time expires sending the Bears to the S16
Flo probably won't hit a three, but if there was ever a game scripted for Flo against an opposing big this is it. Channeling the 2021 championship game.
Mothballs
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william said:

go bears!

beat the jays!

- kkm

sipping coffee

munching on Cheetos, naked in a beanbag chair watching Robert Tilton
EasyE
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Still don't understand how the letrics have Baylor a 3 seed and Creighton a 6 seed yet have Creighton as a slight favorite across the board.
DancinBear09
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EasyE said:

Still don't understand how the letrics have Baylor a 3 seed and Creighton a 6 seed yet have Creighton as a slight favorite across the board.

I think it's because their interior game is much better than ours and there have been a crazy amount of upsets this tournament.
Porteroso
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This is a bad pick for an upset imo, though the thinking that baylor is inconsistent is correct. Still, Drew does his best coaching this time of year, and we will likely be prepared and motivated.
historian
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I'm sure everyone remembers that Farabello played for TCU recently. Also, you might recognize the name Nembhard: his brother played for Florida & Gonzaga in 2020 & 2021 respectively. He probably doesn't like losing to Baylor!
“Incline my heart to your testimonies, and not to selfish gain!”
Psalm 119:36
ImABearToo
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Think "suffocating defense" every possession. Need ya Flo and EJ. KG, this is why you came to Baylor.
Sic Creighton!
“Life is short, eat desert first!”
Oldbear83
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We rebound, we win.

Sic em, Bears!
That which does not kill me, will try again and get nastier
Baylorkid
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At the game! Ready to watch! Let's go win!
boognish_bear
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Reminder to self....I will not panic if we fall behind. Just stay connected Bears.
DanaDane
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Round of 32 site with all 4 teams representing, private schools -- 1 with a tiny enrollment, 2 with smallish enrollments and 1 with smallish to midsize enrollment. Don't see that often!
ImABearToo
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Bridges challenging the seven footer.
“Life is short, eat desert first!”
Self Made Bear
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As Avery said, that defense won't work.
ImABearToo
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What up with Flag?
“Life is short, eat desert first!”
DanaDane
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Just great. Flagler is injured and limping.
DanaDane
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Does KG have a floater? He's gonna need it tonight.
ImABearToo
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Clank city so far.
“Life is short, eat desert first!”
DanaDane
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Ok good. Flag is back in.
Porteroso
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Are these the shots we want? Looks like we came to a pick up game.
MashedPotatoes
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DanaDane said:

Just great. Flagler is injured and limping.
We look really bad without him. Really need him back. There he is...breathing again.
ImABearToo
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On shaky ground right now. Feel like creighton could go on a big run at any time but then hoping so could we.
“Life is short, eat desert first!”
DanaDane
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Good grief. Could we value just 1 possession instead of just throwing up rocks from 3.
BearTruth13
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Look like garbage so far
wgeralds
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lohner was a no show the entire year until the tournament. so strange.
Self Made Bear
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This thing could get away from us quick.
ImABearToo
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Lohner with more of that hustle.
“Life is short, eat desert first!”
DanaDane
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If KG doesn't develop a floater, he's not gonna last long in the league. His little drives to the basket are gonna get swatted away like they're getting swatted tonight.
Johnny Bear
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KG got clobbered on that last drive. No call.
BearTruth13
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Johnny Bear said:

KG got clobbered on that last drive. No call.


Nah. He is going up weak. I wouldn't be calling that either.
 
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