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MBB: Baylor (14-6; 5-2) vs TCU (15-5; 3-4) Preview & Game Thread

January 31, 2019
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Baylor (14-6; 5-2) hosts TCU (15-5; 3-4) Saturday February 2nd at 7pm CST at the Ferrell Center in Waco, TX.  The game will be televised on ESPNU.  

KenPom Rankings

TCU:  29 overall; 38 offensive efficiency; 32 defensive efficiency

Baylor:  33 overall; 46 offensive efficiency; 26 defensive efficiency

Prediction:  Baylor 70 TCU 67


Coaches

TCU:  Jamie Dixon (53); 388-155 (60-32 at TCU) 12 NCAAs; 3 Sweet 16s; 1 Elite 8

Baylor:  Scott Drew (48); 332-212 overall (312-201 at Baylor); 7 NCAAs; 4 Sweet 16s; 2 Elite 8s


TCU Starters

PG:  Alex Robinson (SR) 6-1 180 lbs; 13 ppg; 4 reb; 7 asst; 45% FG; 35% 3pt; 66% FT

SG:  Desmond Bane (JR); 6-5 215 lbs; 15 ppg; 6 reb; 3 asst; 50% FG; 36% 3pt; 89% FT

SF:  Kouat Noi (SO) 6-7 205 lbs; 15 ppg; 4 reb; 49% FG; 40% 3pt; 76% FT

PF:  JD Miller (SR); 6-8 235 lbs; 10 ppg; 6 reb; 48% FG; 24% 3pt; 68% FT

C:  Kevin Samuel (SR) 6-11 250 lbs; 8 ppg; 7 reb; 2 blks; 70% FG; 46% FT

TCU Bench

G:  Kendric Davis (FR); 5-11 180 lbs; 6 ppg; 2 asst; 43% FG; 26% 3pt; 74% FT

G:  RJ Nembhard (FR) 6-4 195 lbs; 3 ppg; 2 reb; 32% FG; 30% 3pt; 54% FT


Baylor Starters

PG:  Makai Mason (SR) 6-1 180 lbs; 15 ppg; 3 reb; 3 asst; 45% FG; 35% 3pt; 80% FT

SG:  Jared Butler (FR) 6-3 185 lbs; 8 ppg; 2 reb; 3 asst; 39% FG; 33% 3pt; 83% FT

SF:  King McClure (SR) 6-3 215 lbs; 10 ppg; 5 reb; 2 asst; 2 st; 41% FG; 39% 3pt; 71% FT

PF:  Mario Kegler (SO) 6-7 230 lbs; 9 ppg; 6 reb; 1 blk; 42% FG; 18% 3pt; 63% FT

C:  Mark Vital (SO) 6-5 230 lbs; 6 ppg; 8 reb; 2 asst; 42% FG; 22% 3pt; 42% FT

Baylor Bench

G:  Devonte Bandoo (JR) 6-3 195 lbs; 7 ppg; 2 reb; 44% FG; 38% 3pt; 95% FT

F:  Matthew Mayer (FR) 6-9 200 lbs; 5 ppg; 2 reb; 35% FG; 30% 3pt; 66% FT

F:   Flo Thamba (FR) 6-10 240 lbs; 2 ppg; 2 reb; 1 blk; 59% FG; 53% FT

F:  Freddie Gillespie (JR) 6-9 240 lbs; 3 ppg; 3 reb; 1 blk; 55% FG; 75% FT

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MBB: Baylor (14-6; 5-2) vs TCU (15-5; 3-4) Preview & Game Thread

william
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blue horseshoe loves arby's.

- BUmma

go bears!

{ sipping coffee }
Jacques Strap
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Looking forward to this one.

Flo Thamba, what a great name.
MrGolfguy
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Just win Bears!
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That they would not teach me of in college
vanillabryce
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Gary Patterson sucks.
Malbec
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Spicer with the tip!
BaylorOkie
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vanillabryce said:

Gary Patterson sucks.
Quoted for emphasis.
VN 68
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Teagle with the tip.
CTbruin
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Huge crowd it looks like

Parking lot full
BaylorOkie
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King hits his first 3.
BaylorOkie
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So does Makai.
BaylorOkie
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11-8 bears at first time out.
Illinois Bear
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Bandoo's shoes are dope
gobears20
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Staff
This may be the best ever offensive rebounding team Drew has had.
JXL
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Baylor runs its lead to 20-12 after a Bandoo steal and TCU takes a timeout.
BaylorOkie
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Fouling a 3 pt shooter is bad. Fouling a bad 3 pt shooter is worse.
Stefano DiMera
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Gillespie=Terry Maston
gobears20
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Staff
Want to see a good coaching job look at the improvement for Gillespie
gobears20
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Staff
I was thinking the same thing
BaylorOkie
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Gillespie is solid tonight.
BaylorOkie
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39-28 bears at half. 7-0 run.
Stefano DiMera
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Game obviously brought to us by Flex Seal... about the 23rd time I've seen that commercial.
Brendan
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Love Makai. Wish we had him for more than a year.
rudylaw
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This Mason... he's a good'n.
EasyE
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Brendan said:

Love Makai. Wish we had him for more than a year.


Happy to have him for 1. Definitely wish we had him when he took us out of the tournament a few years ago. Thankfully, he is atoning for his sin.
rudylaw
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Kegler opens the door for the Frogs. 5 point spurt for TCU.
Bear8084
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Gotta tighten up a bit, can't let TCU get on a big run. Sic 'Em!!!
Bear8084
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Mason with a 3!!!!! Just unreal tonight.
DanaDane
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Thank you sweet Jesus for delivering Jalen Hurd and Makai Mason to Baylor, if only for one year!
DanaDane
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Is it just me or does Kegler look really ackward and out of balance when he's dribbling in open court?
DanaDane
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My gosh Mason!!!!!!!

3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3
rudylaw
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We are witness to a special performance!!!
DanaDane
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Mason AGAIN!!!!!!!

(edited to say: not sure how the sad face got on my post. it was supposed to be the smiley face!!!!)
Positive Bear
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Mason on fire. Wonderful performance.
rudylaw
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This is unreal
DanaDane
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O-M-G!!!!!!!


He CAN NOT miss!!!!!!!!
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