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MBB: Baylor (8-4) at TCU (11-1) Preview & Game Thread

January 3, 2019
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Baylor (8-4) opens up Big12 play at TCU (11-1) in Fort Worth, TX on Saturday January 5th at 3pm CST. The game will be televised on ESPNU.

KenPom Rankings

TCU:  25 overall; 32 offensive efficiency; 28 defensive efficiency

Baylor: 62 overall; 157 offensive efficiency; 21 defensive efficiency

Prediction:  TCU 71 Baylor 63


Coaches

TCU:  Jamie Dixon (53); 384-151 (56-28 at TCU) 12 NCAAs; 3 Sweet 16s; 1 Elite 8

Baylor:  Scott Drew (48); 326-209 overall (306-198 at Baylor); 7 NCAAs; 4 Sweet 16s; 2 Elite 8s


TCU Starters

PG:  Alex Robinson (SR) 6-1 180 lbs; 13 ppg; 9 asst; 50% FG; 42% 3pt; 65% FT

SG:  Jaylen Fisher (JR) 6-2 195 lbs; 12 ppg; 2 reb; 3 asst; 41% FG; 44% 3pt; 90% FT

SF:  Desmond Bane (JR); 6-5 215 lbs; 14 ppg; 6 reb; 3 asst; 53% FG; 34% 3pt; 88% FT

PF:  JD Miller (SR); 6-8 235 lbs; 11 ppg; 6 reb; 55% FG; 21% 3pt; 71% FT

C:  Kevin Samuel (SR) 6-11 250 lbs; 8 ppg; 7 reb; 2 blks; 76% FG; 50% FT

TCU Bench

F:  Kouat Noi (SO) 6-7 205 lbs; 14 ppg; 5 reb; 48% FG; 38% 3pt; 86% FT

G:  Kendric Davis (FR); 5-11 180 lbs; 6 ppg; 48% FG; 22% 3pt; 67% FT

G:  RJ Nembhard (FR) 6-4 195 lbs; 3 ppg; 3 reb; 33% FG; 27% 3pt; 46% FT

Baylor Starters

PG:  Makai Mason (SR) 6-1 180 lbs; 14 ppg; 3 reb; 3 asst; 43% FG; 32% 3pt; 82% FT

SG:  King McClure (SR) 6-3 215 lbs; 11 ppg; 5 reb; 3 asst; 2 st; 42% FG; 39% 3pt; 73% FT

SF:  Mario Kegler (SO) 6-7 230 lbs; 9 ppg; 6 reb; 1 blk; 36% FG; 10% 3pt; 63% FT

PF:  Mark Vital (SO) 6-5 230 lbs; 6 ppg; 8 reb; 2 asst; 43% FG; 25% 3pt; 39% FT

C:  Tristan Clark (SO) 6-9 250 lbs; 14 ppg; 7 reb; 3 blks; 78% FG; 33% 3pt; 67% FT

Baylor Bench

G:  Devonte Bandoo (JR) 6-3 195 lbs; 7 ppg; 2 reb; 43% FG; 31% 3pt; 93% FT

G:  Jared Butler (FR) 6-3 185 lbs; 7 ppg; 2 reb; 2 asst; 35% FG; 24% 3pt; 85% FT

F:  Matthew Mayer (FR) 6-9 200 lbs; 6 ppg; 3 reb; 32% FG; 35% 3pt; 68% FT

Discussion from...

MBB: Baylor (8-4) at TCU (11-1) Preview & Game Thread

william
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andale osos!

- KKM

“Buy the ticket, take the ride.”
MrGolfguy
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Just win Bears
Lawbear
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Here early and lots of good seats empty. Looks like a mid-week non-conference game in Waco.
DanaDane
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I have a good feeling about this game.
DanaDane
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Clark has gotta stop committing silly fouls. We need him in games.
perrynative
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Traveling. You can not pass to yourself.
DanaDane
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Why did Drew get "T''d up? I missed it.
Malbec
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Bears are a hard team to watch. Every aspect of the game seems to be a struggle, as if there is little natural agility; all motion appears to be mechanical and labored.
Brendan
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Very hard to watch. No flow at all.
DanaDane
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We don't value possessions.
DanaDane
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Tech over K State 63-57


OU over Ok State 74-64
Bear8084
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Sloppyish start so far, but if any kind of rhythm gets going, we can make a run. Gotta settle down and just play, don't try to force it. Defense is good enough to win, the offensive game needs to step up. Sic 'Em!
DanaDane
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Mayer comes in with the hot hand. This is a good sign.
DanaDane
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TCU 17
Bears 13


10:19
DanaDane
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TCU 21
Bears 15

8:24
DanaDane
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Just as I feared in preseason, we can't stop anyone inside with any size.
EGOTbear
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meh we just look toothless
Brendan
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Awesome in bound for a dunk. Too bad it was to the other team.
DanaDane
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Kegler's done a great job taking it to the basket, then for some reason he tries to pass and throws it away. He's gotta take those shots to the hoop.
wgeralds
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at the game. awful. first game i've seen in person this year - #10 doesn't seem to have the mental acumen to play offense or defense. not sure if he is some hyped prospect or something but really surprised he plays/starts/is on a scott drew team.

hopefully one of you tells me he's just having a bad day...
DanaDane
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TCU 32
Bears 23

3:19

DanaDane
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Wasted possession after wasted possesion. Not sure what offense Butler and Mason are running.
EGOTbear
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how can Drew put this offense out on the court?
EGOTbear
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wgeralds said:

at the game. awful. first game i've seen in person this year - #10 doesn't seem to have the mental acumen to play offense or defense. not sure if he is some hyped prospect or something but really surprised he plays/starts/is on a scott drew team.

hopefully one of you tells me he's just having a bad day...

Mason has to be on of the most over-hyped newcomers for Baylor ever. He's no good. Same can be said about Kegler. A lot of pre season fluffing going on...
rudylaw
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Probably the least fearsome place to play on the road in the B12 and we look like dog meat. At this point, I'm just looking for growth in the players that will be here another 2+ years.
DanaDane
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So much for my good feeling.

So far TCU looks like us from several years ago and we unfortunately look like TCU from the pre-Dixon era.
BearlyConscious
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Assist to Turnover Ratio

TCU - #7
Baylor - #262
DanaDane
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What a "gorgeous" school TCU is? LOL It looks like La Quinta.
EGOTbear
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Nice foul Makai
rudylaw
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Did Mason really foul that guy shooting a half-courter at the buzzer. Please tell me that did not happen.
DanaDane
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We fouled a guy taking a shot from half court? How stupid can you be?
rudylaw
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Love seeing all the hanging heads and passive aggressive body language on this team.
DanaDane
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TCU 40
Baylor 28

Half

U-G-L-Y
JXL
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Did we just foul a guy shooting a desperation shot from half court?
Brendan
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Game is going about as expected. Terrible.
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