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MBB: Baylor (18-13; 8-10) vs WVU (22-9; 11-7) Preview & Game Thread

March 6, 2018
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Baylor (18-13; 8-10) hosts West Virginia (22-9; 11-7) on Thursday March 8th at 8:00pm CST.  The game is televised on ESPN2.   

KenPom Rankings

West Virginia:  13 overall; 13 offensive efficiency; 39 defensive efficiency

Baylor:  33 overall; 65 offensive efficiency; 15 defensive efficiency

Prediction:  West Virginia 74 Baylor 70


Coaches

West Virginia:  Bob Huggins (64); 841-339 (251-128 at WVU);  22 NCAAs; 8 Sweet 16s; 4 Elite 8; 2 Final 4s

Baylor:  Scott Drew (47); 317-203 overall (297-192 at Baylor); 7 NCAAs; 4 Sweet 16s; 2 Elite 8s


West Virginia Starting Line-Up

PG:  Jevon Carter (SR) 6-2 205 lbs; 17 ppg; 5 reb; 7 asst; 3 steals; 42% FG; 38% 3pt; 86% FT

SG:  Daxter Miles (SR); 6-3 200 lbs; 12 ppg; 3 reb; 3 asst; 44% FG; 29% 3pt; 74% FT

SF:  Wesley Harris (SO); 6-8 200 lbs; 6 ppg; 4 reb; 37% FG; 32% 3pt; 72% FT

PF:  Esa Ahmad (JR):  6-8 230 lbs; 10 ppg; 5 reb; 44% FG; 32% 3pt; 72% FT

C:  Sagaba Konate (SO) 6-8 260 lbs; 11 ppg; 8 reb; 3.4 blks; 52% FG; 79% FT

West Virginia Bench

F:  Lamont West (SO); 6-8 230 lbs; 10 ppg; 4 reb; 43% FG; 36% 3pt; 79% FT

G:  James Bolden (SO); 6-0 170 lbs; 10 ppg; 44% FG; 43% 3pt; 84% FT

G:  Teddy Allen (FR) 6-5 225 lbs; 7 ppg; 3 reb; 46% FG; 13% 3pt; 72% FT


Baylor Starting Line-up

PG:  Manu Lecomte (SR) 5-11 180 lbs; 16 ppg; 4 asst; 39% FG; 38% 3pt; 89% FT

SG:  Jake Lindsey (JR) 6-5 195 lbs; 5 ppg; 3 reb; 3 asst; 46% FG; 33% 3pt; 66% FT

SF:  Mark Vital (RFR) 6-5 230 lbs; 7 ppg; 6 reb; 2 asst; 49% FG; 51% FT

PF:  Tristan Clark (FR) 6-9 240 lbs; 7 ppg; 5 reb; 1 blk; 60% FG; 66% FT

C:  Jo Lual-Acuil (SR) 7-0 220 lbs; 14 ppg; 9 reb; 2 blks; 51% FG; 73% FT; 30% 3pt

Baylor Bench

G:  King McClure (JR) 6-3 215 lbs; 8 ppg; 2 reb; 2 asst; 40% FG; 34% 3pt; 77% FT

F:  Nuni Omot (SR) 6-9 210 lbs; 10 ppg; 4 reb; 2 asst; 49% FG; 44% 3pt; 85% FT

F:  Terry Maston (SR) 6-8 230 lbs; 11 ppg; 6 reb; 53% FG; 80% FT

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MBB: Baylor (18-13; 8-10) vs WVU (22-9; 11-7) Preview & Game Thread

Positive Bear
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Be hard to predict this game. I think it could be a blowout either way.
BaylorOkie
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WVU -4.5
rudylaw
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WVU don't travel well and the crowd should be on our side due to Cinderella haps. Last game of the night and KU isn't in that session. Probably a half empty crowd at best.
william
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lomers with the tip.

- KKM

NoBSU
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william said:

lomers with the StRip.
- KKM



william
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{ sipping coffee }

{ eating donut }

- BUmma

go bears!

Ryansouan
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Does anyone know which section in the Sprint Center is closest to the Baylor bench?
marco
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All in.
Positive Bear
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This is going to be a nerve wracking game to watch simply because it's a must win. I hope it's not a huge letdown.
gobears20
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Staff
Baylor going with veteran starting lineup vs. WVU: Seniors Terry Maston, Manu Lecomte, Nuni Omot and Jo Lual-Acuil, and junior Jake Lindsey.
BearBuck
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Smart to not start Clark. Good kid but able to play this type of quick ball.
rudylaw
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Let's ****ing go!
gobears20
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Staff
Joe talks about Baylor and Texas and NCAA

BellCountyBear
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He's got a face made for radio.
80sBEAR
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I am tired of listening to Joe. What the heck are we waiting on? I thought we were starting at 8:00 p.m.?
"This is not an institution of football."
-- Dr. David Garland
Positive Bear
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8:38 tip. Yikes.
rudylaw
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Jo drops his pivot and has a dunk but goes the long way and missed the hook.
rudylaw
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Manuuuuu!
CSIBear
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Yeah Jo should have dunked that one
CSIBear
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Omot misses everything but makes it up with a nice block
Positive Bear
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Decent start.
JXL
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There's a 3 by Omot - and a steal.
rudylaw
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Nuni playing well with King, once again, not. King with two atrocious entries to TJ, one resulting in a TO and the other in Maston's first foul. So, yeah, bad King again tonight probably.
CSIBear
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Then Omot gets a steal and knocks down a three!
JXL
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King forces a double dribble by WVU so that's something
rudylaw
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Get McClure out!
EGOTbear
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king is a disaster
rudylaw
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Come on Mark. Heard footsteps...
rudylaw
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JFC... now Jake misses a layup and Clark hit with offensive interference.
EGOTbear
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missed two bunnies in a row
whitetrash
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Center point of the Ball was outside the rim when Carter toUched it.
rudylaw
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Baylor defense is showing out so far.
FWBear91
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Center point of the Ball was outside the rim when Carter toUched it.
Is that what constitutes offensive goal tending? That's the dumbest call in basketball.
rudylaw
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That's cool, Manu... just dribble for 31 seconds.
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