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In Review: Texas 84 Baylor 72 Podcast & Thoughts

February 6, 2019
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Baylor (15-7; 6-3) drops a road game to Texas (13-10; 5-5) 84-72 in Austin.  The Bears need to rebound to face Kansas State Saturday night in Waco to reclaim a share of first place in the Big12.  

Positives
  • The Bears as always showed a lot of fight to the end of the game.  Career high in scoring for Mark Vital (14 points).  Freddie Gillespie gave good effort and energy off the bench (7 points; 4 rebounds).
  • King McClure continues to rebound the ball well (6 in 23 minutes)
Needs Work
  • Drew said in post game that Makai Mason hurt his foot in practice Monday.  It showed.  Stay healthy Makai!  
  • Sloppy with the basketball in the first half.  8 turnovers and 14 personal fouls which gave Texas a 19-8 advantage in free throws.  
  • Defense was disappointing.  Perhaps it was more a credit to Texas.  But Texas looked very comfortable on offense.  Bears dropped about 14 spots in KenPom in defensive efficiency by allowing Texas to shot 55% from the field and send them to the line an incredible 34 times.  Those free throw attempts are rare outside of Allen Fieldhouse.  
 
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