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MBB: Baylor (11-5; 1-3) at Iowa State (9-6; 0-4) Preview & Game Thread

January 11, 2018
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Baylor (11-5; 1-3) travels to Iowa State (9-6; 0-4) on Saturday January 13th at 2pm CST.  The game is televised on WatchESPN.    

KenPom Rankings

Iowa State:   106 overall; 91 offensive efficiency; 138 defensive efficiency

Baylor:  33 overall; 54 offensive efficiency; 18 defensive efficiency

Prediction:  Baylor 71 Iowa State 67


Coaches

Iowa State:  Steve Prohm (43); 160-58 (56-29 at ISU);  3 NCAAs; 1 Sweet 16

Baylor:  Scott Drew (47); 310-194 overall (290-183 at Baylor); 7 NCAAs; 4 Sweet 16s; 2 Elite 8s


Iowa State Starting Line-Up

PG:  Nick Weiler Babb (JR) 6-5 205 lbs; 12 ppg; 8 reb; 8 asst; 47% FG; 33% 3pt; 77% FT

SG:  Donovan Jackson (SR); 6-2 175 lbs; 17 ppg; 41% FG; 43% 3pt; 93% FT

SF:  Lindell Wigginton (FR); 6-2 190 lbs; 16 ppg; 5 reb; 43% FG; 41% 3pt; 68% FT

PF:  Cameron Lard (FR); 6-9 225 lbs; 11 ppg; 6 reb; 2 blks; 64% FG; 61% FT

C:  Solomon Young (SO) 6-8 245 lbs; 7 ppg; 5 reb; 48% FG; 66% FT

Iowa State Bench

F:  Zoran Talley (JR); 6-7 170 lbs; 4 ppg; 3 reb; 29% FG; 82% FT

F:  Hans Brase (SR) 6-9 230 lbs; 4 ppg; 5 reb; 34% FG; 31% 3pt; 73% FT


Baylor Starting Line-up

PG:  Manu Lecomte (SR) 5-11 180 lbs; 17 ppg; 3 asst; 40% FG; 42% 3pt; 90% FT

SG:  King McClure (JR) 6-3 215 lbs; 10 ppg; 3 reb; 2 asst; 43% FG; 38% 3pt; 77% FT

SF:  Mark Vital (RFR) 6-5 230 lbs; 8 ppg; 5 reb; 2 asst; 56% FG; 51% FT

PF:  Tristan Clark (FR) 6-9 240 lbs; 8 ppg; 6 reb; 1 blk; 61% FG; 67% FT

C:  Jo Lual-Acuil (SR) 7-0 220 lbs; 16 ppg; 10 reb; 2 blks; 53% FG; 65% FT; 30% 3pt

Baylor Bench

F:  Nuni Omot (SR) 6-9 210 lbs; 10 ppg; 4 reb; 3 asst; 51% FG; 39% 3pt; 85% FT

G:  Jake Lindsey (JR) 6-5 195 lbs; 6 ppg; 3 asst; 50% FG; 38% 3pt; 79% FT

F:  Terry Maston (SR) 6-8 230 lbs; 9 ppg; 7 reb; 56% FG; 70% FT; 38% 3pt

G:  Tyson Jolly (RFR) 6-5 190 lbs; 1 ppg; 2 reb; 2 asst; 26% FG; 100% FT

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MBB: Baylor (11-5; 1-3) at Iowa State (9-6; 0-4) Preview & Game Thread

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lomers with the tip.

- KKM
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I will be there loud and proud with the green mask and chains. Sic Em lets go!!!!!
SIC 'EM BEARS 4 LIFE
JusHappy2BeHere
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This is a huge game. ISU has a long tradition and a lot of pride... They are staring 0-5 in the face. A win for the clones gives them a glimmer of hope... A loss and they will be suicidal...

For us 2-3, as strange as it is to say, means we are still in this... we are fully healthy for the first time all year... A win and we could be moving towards a run that can put us in the hunt.
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GreenReaper91 said:

I will be there loud and proud with the green mask and chains. Sic Em lets go!!!!!
you are a great American hero! Bring that W back. 2-0 in live game appearances this year right?
Ashley Hodge
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Bears favored by 2.5
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Gotta win or we're in the basement
rudylaw
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Bigger player defending Manu. RIP
rudylaw
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No whistles and a great flow so far. Imagine that. Letting them play.
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Bears need to bring much better energy on D
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3ptSpecialist said:

Bears need to bring much better energy on D
Agreed. I would like some 3s to start falling too. Sic 'Em!
rudylaw
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Clark looks awesome so far.
Bear8084
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Lindsey passing the ball back a little bit too quick right now.
rudylaw
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5 BU fouls in 90 seconds. Zzzzz
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Definitely a JV team from ESPN. Which I understand.
rudylaw
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Could've easily called a taunting foul there but why call anything at all against the home team?
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Nice job by Manu creating space on his first FG.
Media Bear
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Tied at 21 late in first half. Kinda expected as much ....

23 that is ...
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rudylaw
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Clones on a run. Heads up rears last 3:00.
Media Bear
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Looks like Wigginton soon will join the lengthy list of Big 12 players who their career high game against the Bears.
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Hurts not having Lindsey in the game
rudylaw
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TJ's offensive game MIA since injury. Rebounding better but nothing else. Naturally, give up a three at the gun. This isn't looking good.
Media Bear
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Huge and possibly costly 5-point swing to end the first half.

Could've been down 2 (or even 1) if we score on our last possession. Instead down by 7 after Wigginton's 3.
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Watching this years team is full of pain. How did we end up with no shooters?
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MrGolfguy said:

Gotta win or we're in the basement
Guess what? We're in the basement.
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IndyYes said:

MrGolfguy said:

Gotta win or we're in the basement
Guess what? We're in the basement.


Game's over?
rudylaw
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Just not a great team. Not bad by any stretch but not great. When Jo is your most consistent offensive threat, by far, we're in for some rough patches.

Think about the offensive back holes (McClure, Omot, Jolly and now Maston). Factor in Manu's slide and that leaves you with Vital as #2 option. Yeesh.
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The recipe to beat Baylor is pretty easy, really.

Just stop/contain Manu and make the rest of the Bears beat you.

Which they can only do occasionally because no consistent scorers.

A fair to good defense should prevent most games from becoming blowouts. We'll always be within a run's distance of seizing the lead and even stealing a few games that we don't set the tone to and maintain from the get-go.

But without players like Acuil, King, Maston and even Clark or Lindsay stepping up ... the wins will be hard to come by. Omot ...I've pretty much given up on. If he hasn't showed up by now offensively, he ain't gonna.

Vital? Jolly? Jury is still very much out ... Anything from them is pure gravy.
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Manu has been absolutely brutal in B12 play.
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Clark has arrived today. Great on both ends. Sole bright spot.
rudylaw
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5 fouls for ISU, 0 for BU. Have to take advantage soon because that won't last.
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*** espn? Quit missing every time we score out of a time out. We don't care about your stupid graphics.
Media Bear
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Get Vital out of there. A decent HS point can make those passes ...
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BULL**** call on Jake.
Big 12 refs...
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