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MBB: Baylor (18-14) vs Wagner (23-9) Preview & Game Thread

March 11, 2018
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Baylor (18-14) hosts Wagner (23-9) on Tuesday March 13th at 6:00pm CST.  The game is televised on ESPN2.   

KenPom Rankings

Wagner:  171 overall; 195 offensive efficiency; 143 defensive efficiency

Baylor:  34 overall; 72 offensive efficiency; 15 defensive efficiency

Prediction:  Baylor 74 Wagner 60


Coaches

Wagner:  Bashir Mason (34); 110-78 

Baylor:  Scott Drew (47); 317-204 overall (297-193 at Baylor); 7 NCAAs; 4 Sweet 16s; 2 Elite 8s


Wagner

PG:  Jo Jo Cooper (SR) 6-1 190 lbs; 15 ppg; 5 reb; 6 asst; 2 steals; 42% FG; 39% 3pt; 74% FT

SG:  Blake Francis (SO); 6-1 165 lbs; 17 ppg; 2 reb; 2 asst; 2 steals; 43% FG; 40% 3pt; 80% FT

SF:  Romone Saunders (JR); 6-3 200 lbs; 15 ppg; 6 reb; 43% FG; 36% 3pt; 69% FT

PF:  Devin Liggeons (JR):  6-3 190 lbs; 7 ppg; 5 reb; 46% FG; 31% 3pt; 75% FT

C:  AJ Sumbry (JR) 6-8 230 lbs; 6 ppg; 7 reb; 2 blks; 46% FG; 56% FT

Wagner

F:  Elijah Davis (JR); 6-4 215 lbs; 7 ppg; 4 reb; 40% FG; 23% 3pt; 81% FT

F:  Nigel Jackson (FR) 6-7 215 lbs; 6 ppg; 4 reb; 38% FG; 34% 3pt; 82% FT


Baylor Starting Line-up

PG:  Manu Lecomte (SR) 5-11 180 lbs; 16 ppg; 4 asst; 40% FG; 38% 3pt; 89% FT

SG:  Jake Lindsey (JR) 6-5 195 lbs; 5 ppg; 3 reb; 3 asst; 46% FG; 33% 3pt; 67% 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; 39% FG; 34% 3pt; 77% FT

F:  Nuni Omot (SR) 6-9 210 lbs; 10 ppg; 4 reb; 2 asst; 48% FG; 43% 3pt; 85% FT

F:  Terry Maston (SR) 6-8 230 lbs; 11 ppg; 6 reb; 52% FG; 77% FT

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MBB: Baylor (18-14) vs Wagner (23-9) Preview & Game Thread

Oldbear83
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Let's score more than them.
william
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lomers with the tip.

- KKM
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STATISTICS FOR THE TEAMS IN THE "BAYLOR REGION"

SEEDS
1. Baylor (18-14)
2. Louisville (20-13)
3. Middle Tennessee (24-7)
4. Mississippi State (22-11)
5. Nebraska (22-10)
6. Vermont (27-7)
7. Northern Kentucky (22-9)
8. Wagner (23-9)

RPI RANKING (SOS in parenthesis)
33. Middle Tennessee (79)
38. Louisville (14)
56. Nebraska (114)
60. Vermont (189)
68. Baylor (19)
73. Mississippi State (107)
109. Wagner (265)
114. Northern Kentucky (239)

SAGARIN RANKING (SOS in parenthesis)
23. Louisville (34)
30. Baylor (4)
58. Nebraska (60)
64. Middle Tennessee (110)
65. Mississippi State (72)
83. Vermont (247)
105. Northern Kentucky (270)
194. Wagner (336)

SCORING OFFENSE
64. Northern Kentucky: 78.3
99. Louisville: 76.2
125. Baylor: 75.4
149. Middle Tennessee: 74.8
151. Wagner: 74.7
165. Vermont: 74.2
173. Mississippi State: 73.7
208. Nebraska: 72.7

SCORING DEFENSE
13. Vermont: 64.3
28. Middle Tennessee: 65.8
35. Northern Kentucky: 66.0
59. Mississippi State: 67.9
65. Wagner: 68.0
79. Nebraska: 68.7
104. Baylor: 69.8
130. Louisville: 70.5

SCORING MARGIN
14. Northern Kentucky: +12.3
31. Vermont: +9.9
40. Middle Tennessee: +9.0
69. Wagner: +6.7
86. Mississippi State: +5.8
88. Louisville: +5.7
91. Baylor: +5.6
116. Nebraska: +4.0

REBOUNDING MARGIN
21. Baylor: +6.0
33. Wagner: +5.5
35. Middle Tennessee: +5.4
45. Vermont: +4.8
63. Northern Kentucky: +3.5
121. Mississippi State: +1.7
201. Louisville: -0.1
261. Nebraska: -1.5

ASSISTS PER GAME
23. Northern Kentucky: 16.5
91. Baylor: 14.8
140. Middle Tennessee: 14.1
172. Nebraska: 13.6
173. Louisville: 13.6
186. Wagner: 13.4
194. Vermont: 13.3
217. Mississippi State: 13.0

STEALS PER GAME
44. Northern Kentucky: 7.5
75. Louisville: 7.0
104. Mississippi State: 6.7
126. Wagner: 6.6
169. Middle Tennessee: 6.3
191. Nebraska: 6.1
252. Baylor: 5.5
348. Vermont: 3.8

BLOCKS PER GAME
4. Louisville: 6.2
7. Nebraska: 5.6
12. Mississippi State: 5.4
44. Baylor: 4.4
79. Wagner: 4.0
178. Northern Kentucky: 3.3
276. Vermont: 2.6
321. Middle Tennessee: 2.2

TURNOVERS PER GAME
30. Vermont: 11.1
32. Nebraska: 11.2
78. Louisville: 11.8
122. Northern Kentucky: 12.4
126. Middle Tennessee: 12.4
202. Mississippi State: 13.2
236. Baylor: 13.5
255. Wagner: 13.7

TURNOVERS FORCED PER GAME
74. Wagner: 14.4
78. Northern Kentucky: 14.3
109. Mississippi State: 13.9
130. Middle Tennessee: 13.6
146. Louisville: 13.4
224. Nebraska: 12.5
281. Baylor: 11.7
323. Vermont: 11.0

TURNOVER MARGIN
58. Northern Kentucky: +1.9
74. Louisville: +1.5
84. Nebraska: +1.4
94. Middle Tennessee: +1.2
140. Wagner: +0.7
143. Mississippi State: +0.6
200. Vermont: -0.1
296. Baylor: -1.8

ASSIST TO TURNOVER RATIO
35. Northern Kentucky: 1.33
79. Nebraska: 1.22
84. Vermont: 1.20
116. Louisville: 1.15
126. Middle Tennessee: 1.14
153. Baylor: 1.10
229. Mississippi State: 0.99
233. Wagner: 0.98

FIELD GOAL %
20. Vermont: 48.9%
32. Northern Kentucky: 47.9%
81. Baylor: 46.6%
82. Mississippi State: 46.6%
85. Middle Tennessee: 46.5%
133. Louisville: 45.5%
253. Nebraska: 43.3%
256. Wagner: 43.2%

FIELD GOAL % DEFENSE
28. Wagner: 40.8%
29. Northern Kentucky: 40.9%
37. Louisville: 41.1%
52. Baylor: 41.6%
53. Mississippi State: 41.7%
76. Nebraska: 42.3%
96. Middle Tennessee: 42.6%
131. Vermont: 43.1%

3 POINTERS MADE PER GAME
115. Wagner: 8.2
119. Northern Kentucky: 8.2
164. Louisville: 7.8
176. Vermont: 7.6
210. Middle Tennessee: 7.3
235. Nebraska: 7.1
254. Mississippi State: 6.8
292. Baylor: 6.4

3 POINT %
10. Vermont: 40.5%
81. Louisville: 37.0%
83. Middle Tennessee: 36.9%
146. Wagner: 35.6%
154. Baylor: 35.4%
187. Nebraska: 34.9%
191. Northern Kentucky: 34.8%
332. Mississippi State: 31.1%

3 POINT % DEFENSE
10. Northern Kentucky: 30.9%
12. Middle Tennessee: 31.0%
31. Nebraska: 32.1%
76. Mississippi State: 33.1%
91. Louisville: 33.3%
103. Baylor: 33.5%
116. Vermont: 33.8%
203. Wagner: 35.3%

FREE THROW %
51. Vermont: 75.3%
68. Middle Tennessee: 74.2%
74. Baylor: 74.0%
91. Louisville: 73.7%
102. Northern Kentucky: 73.3%
156. Nebraska: 71.7%
183. Wagner: 71.0%
273. Mississippi State: 68.7%
william
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alles willkommen to bayreuth on the brazos!

- fred

D!
Michibear
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Curious how the floor looks w/ changes made by the NIT.
vanillabryce
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Fantastic start
rudylaw
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vanillabryce said:

Fantastic start
Sloppy TO, missed dunk and a 3/4 empty arena. Sounds like every home game this year save 3 or 4.
vanillabryce
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That's right
vanillabryce
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The vaunted Wagner press
BaylorProud77
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Spring Break?
rudylaw
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BaylorProud77 said:

Spring Break?
Actually, that could be.
rudylaw
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We're the overall #1 seed despite ND being the official first one out? Whatever.
vanillabryce
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Wasn't that last week?
vanillabryce
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https://www.baylor.edu/registrar/index.php?id=84505&day=2017-03-02&type=month&cat_id=3046

Yep last week.
vanillabryce
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According to the ESPN graphic on the pre game we were 9th in the B12... (sigh)
rudylaw
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ESPNs camera always find our doofiest fans...
BaylorProud77
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We sure did pick up a lot of fouls. Oh look they finally get one!
whitetrash
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0 fouls on BU in first 6:30; 3 fouls on BU in the next 45 seconds.
vanillabryce
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They missed an illegal screen on 1 there
whitetrash
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King juuuuust a little out of control
BaylorProud77
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Stolen!!!
whitetrash
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21-9 end of Act I.
whitetrash
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Big Jo back from a potty break. At least he didn't grab a stack of towels while in the team huddle like Bill Walker of KSt several years ago.
BaylorProud77
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I was hoping we could use that as an excuse for not showing up ha. Dang
BellCountyBear
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I'll be spending my entertainment $s on the Lady Bears this weekend. They're playing in a game that actually matters.
whitetrash
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Wagner shoots 4-23 in the 1st and 4-5 so far in the 2nd.
FWBear91
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I guess they decided against the 20 second reset on offensive rebounds. Did they say anything about that on TV?
BaylorProud77
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You bet. Looking forward to that!!!
rudylaw
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FTs are ugly.
rudylaw
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FWBear91 said:

I guess they decided against the 20 second reset on offensive rebounds. Did they say anything about that on TV?
Yes. Baylor doesn't have the proper equipment for the clocks. That is arriving tomorrow and will be in place if we win and advance.
BaylorProud77
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Of course I still want the boys to win. I'm watching like it does matter because I don't want them to lose
rudylaw
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Wagner definitely wants it more. Talent separation only reason we're up 10.
VaeBear
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Missing something for the clock to be able to do that
vanillabryce
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Yeah they're playing hard. We are just playing.
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