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MBB: #25 Baylor (4-0) vs Creighton (4-0) Preview & Game Thread

November 21, 2017
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#25 Baylor (4-0) takes on Creighton (4-0) in the championship game of the CBE Tournament in Kansas City, MO on Tuesday, November 21st around 9pm CST.  The game is televised on ESPN2.  Here is a look at the match-up.  


KenPom Rankings

Creighton:  36 overall; 13 offensive efficiency; 68 defensive efficiency

Baylor:  21 overall; 17 offensive efficiency; 25 defensive efficiency

Prediction:  Baylor 78 Creighton 76


Coaches

Creighton:  Greg McDermott (52); 449-276 overall (170-92 at Creighton); 7 NCAAs

Baylor:  Scott Drew (47); 303-190 overall (283-179 at Baylor); 7 NCAAs; 4 Sweet 16s; 2 Elite 8s


Creighton Starting Line-Up

PG:  Khyri Thomas (JR) 6-3 210 lbs; 17 ppg; 5 reb; 3 asst; 61% FG; 54% 3pt; 80% FT

SG:  Marcus Foster (SR); 6-3 205 lbs; 20 ppg; 3 reb; 2 asst; 55% FG; 50% 3pt; 80% FT

SF:  Davion Mintz (JR); 6-3 180 lbs; 7 ppg; 4 reb; 3 asst; 54% FG; 75% 3pt; 67% FT

PF:  Ronnie Harrell (JR); 6-7 200 lbs; 6 ppg; 8 reb; 2 asst; 47% FG; 25% 3pt; 60% FT

C:  Martin Krampelj (SO) 6-9 220 lbs; 11 ppg; 8 reb; 62% FG; 50% 3pt; 70% FT

Creighton Bench

F:  Manny Suarez (SR); 6-10 250 lbs; 6 ppg; 4 reb; 49% FG; 33% 3pt; 50% FT

G:  Ty-shon Alexander (FR) 6-4 195 lbs; 9 ppg; 3 asst; 49% FG; 41% 3pt; 83% FT

G:  Mitch Ballock (FR) 6-5 205 lbs; 12 ppg; 55% FG; 44% 3pt; 100% FT


Baylor Starting Line-up

PG:  Manu Lecomte (SR) 5-11 180 lbs; 22 ppg; 4 asst; 44% FG; 48% 3pt; 94% FT

SG:  King McClure (JR) 6-3 215 lbs; 8 ppg; 3 reb; 36% FG; 42% 3pt; 58% FT

SF:  Nuni Omot (SR) 6-9 210 lbs; 8 ppg; 5 reb; 3 asst; 41% FG; 32% 3pt; 83% FT

PF:  Tristan Clark (FR) 6-9 240 lbs; 10 ppg; 5 reb; 62% FG; 40% FT

C:  Jo Lual-Acuil (SR) 7-0 220 lbs; 14 ppg; 10 reb; 1 blk; 48% FG; 60% FT; 67% 3pt

Baylor Bench

G:  Jake Lindsey (JR) 6-5 195 lbs; 4 ppg; 3 reb; 5 asst; 43% FG; 29% 3pt; 50% FT

F:  Terry Maston (SR) 6-8 230 lbs; 10 ppg; 9 reb; 64% FG; 50% FT

F:  Mark Vital (RFR) 6-5 230 lbs; 6 ppg; 3 reb; 2 asst; 57% FG; 64% FT

G:  Tyson Jolly (RFR) 6-5 190 lbs; first season (out until December)

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MBB: #25 Baylor (4-0) vs Creighton (4-0) Preview & Game Thread

25,105 Views | 210 Replies | Last: 5 yr ago by RioRata
3ptSpecialist
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small but vocal contingent of Baylor fans here in KC. Lots of "defense" chants down the stretch and "Jo Says No" after a key block.

Need our guys to get off to a good start tonight because Creighton has taken over this arena much like Iowa State fans do during the Big12 tournament. Need to give them flashbacks of 2014 and suck the energy out of the building early in the game.
william
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lomers with the tip.

- BUmma

{ sipping coffee }
rudylaw
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william said:

lomers with the tip.

- BUmma

{ sipping coffee }
Not many things I miss from BFans but the start of game threads is one of them.
Johnny Bear
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Really different opponent per style of play tonight. After dealing with a methodical deliberate passing team like Wisconsin, it will be interesting to see how the Bears deal with a team that likes to get up and down the court in a hurry.
3ptSpecialist
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rudylaw said:

william said:

lomers with the tip.

- BUmma

{ sipping coffee }
Not many things I miss from BFans but the start of game threads is one of them.
winning percentage is 100% using this format (for MBB only).
rudylaw
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3ptSpecialist said:

rudylaw said:

william said:

lomers with the tip.

- BUmma

{ sipping coffee }
Not many things I miss from BFans but the start of game threads is one of them.
winning percentage is 100% using this format (for MBB only).
I mean the whole "Lomers" meme. Glad it's back for tonight!

I don't miss ***OFFICIAL*** one iota.
marco
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I think we can get up and down the court with the best of them. Not sure how we'll handle pressure like WVU gives but I think we can run.

What time is tip off?
3ptSpecialist
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marco said:

I think we can get up and down the court with the best of them. Not sure how we'll handle pressure like WVU gives but I think we can run.

What time is tip off?
9pm CST estimated. 30 minutes after UCLA vs Wisconsin finishes. They start at 6:30pm.
Health Camper
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rudylaw said:

william said:

lomers with the tip.

- BUmma

{ sipping coffee }
Not many things I miss from BFans but the start of game threads is one of them.
I agree with the first part.
Health Camper
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3ptSpecialist said:

marco said:

I think we can get up and down the court with the best of them. Not sure how we'll handle pressure like WVU gives but I think we can run.

What time is tip off?
9pm CST estimated. 30 minutes after UCLA vs Wisconsin finishes. They start at 6:30pm.
Defense wins consolations. Go Badgers.
Big_Pumpin
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love this time of year. Especially these late games when the fam is asleep and the game gets my full attention
NoBSU
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Creighton fans will be there in force.
EatMoreSalmon
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Creighton Hall of Fame:
RioRata
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william said:

lomers with the tip.

- BUmma

{ sipping coffee }

Dammit...I missed the tip??? Oh, well. Hey Will, did you bring the Arbys?

{sipping Mtn Dew}
rudylaw
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Highlighters in the building
rudylaw
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Jo is possessed!
rudylaw
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Creighton flipped the page and is currently on auto-pilot.
EGOTbear
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playing really sloppy ugh
rudylaw
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King just doesn't look the look, does he? Yanked really quick for Jake to get Manu away from their bigger on-ball defender.
EGOTbear
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creighton looks better
rudylaw
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2 on Jake. Yikes.
davesburgerbarn
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Our offense is awful. I miss the lace, tweety, jerrells days
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EGOTbear
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Mcclure is awful
EGOTbear
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Offense looking very worrisome. We needed another play maker coming into this season
rudylaw
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There's just not enough scorers on this team. Can't win a track meet with this personnel. Need to slow it down and go inside out. McClure is just a black hole. Jolly can't come back soon enough.
Bear8084
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There have been some shots, but nothing is falling. Sic 'Em!
EGOTbear
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hmmm might get blown out tonight
rudylaw
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Getting run. Just lost a defensive rebound 2 players to 1. Awful.
rudylaw
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Just not enough horses. They look like a team that'll surprise a few teams when shots fall but will struggle with everyone else. Essentially, a team that's shorthanded.
BellCountyBear
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Why aren't we using our size inside?!
rudylaw
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BellCountyBear said:

Why aren't we using our size inside?!
They're trying but nothing is falling. TJ got blocked early and checked out. Jo hasn't made anything since his early flurry. Clark seems unsure in the post when he gets the ball, which is hardly.
RealLarryDon
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Jolly needs to get well soon. King is a complete bust through the first 5 games. Too bad Freeman decided to spend his final season elsewhere.
davesburgerbarn
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I was wrong on McClure. I thought he was going to be the second coming of Lace. He's turning into the second coming of Duece Bello
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rudylaw
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A hi-lo! Whaddya know?!
 
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