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MBB: Baylor (15-7; 6-3) vs KSU (17-5; 7-2) Preview & Game Thread

February 7, 2019
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Baylor (15-7; 6-3) hosts Kansas State (17-5; 7-2) Saturday February 9th at the Ferrell Center at 5pm CST.  The game is televised on ESPN2.  

KenPom Rankings

KSU:  36 overall; 167 offensive efficiency; 5 defensive efficiency

Baylor:  28 overall; 26 offensive efficiency; 41 defensive efficiency

Prediction:  Baylor 63 Kansas State 58


Coaches

KSU:  Bruce Weber (62); 454-240;  12 NCAAs; 4 Sweet 16s; 2 Elite 8s; 1 Final 4; 1 NC game

Baylor:  Scott Drew (48); 333-213 overall (313-202 at Baylor); 7 NCAAs; 4 Sweet 16s; 2 Elite 8s


KSU Starters

PG:  Kamau Stokes (SR) 6-0 170 lbs; 10 ppg; 3 asst; 38% FG; 36% 3pt; 74% FT

SG:  Barry Brown (SR); 6-3 195 lbs; 15 ppg; 4 reb; 3 asst; 2 steals; 45% FG; 32% 3pt; 70% FT

SF:  Xavier Sneed (FR) 6-5 220 lbs; 10 ppg; 5 reb; 2 asst; 39% FG; 35% 3pt; 66% FT

PF:  Dean Wade (SR); 6-8 230 lbs; 13 ppg; 6 reb; 3 assts; 50% FG; 47% 3pt; 80% FT

C:  Makol Mawien (JR) 6-9 250 lbs; 7 ppg; 5 reb; 52% FG; 66% FT

KSU Bench

F:  Levi Stockard  (SO); 6-8 240 lbs; 2 ppg; 2 reb; 54% FG; 41% FT

G:  Mike McGuirl (SO) 6-2 195 lbs; 4 ppg; 2 reb; 37% FG; 30% 3pt; 56% FT


Baylor Starters

PG:  Makai Mason (SR) 6-1 180 lbs; 15 ppg; 2 reb; 3 asst; 46% FG; 35% 3pt; 83% FT

SG:  Jared Butler (FR) 6-3 185 lbs; 10 ppg; 3 reb; 3 asst; 40% FG; 37% 3pt; 82% FT

SF:  Mario Kegler (SO) 6-7 230 lbs; 11 ppg; 6 reb; 1 blk; 44% FG; 29% 3pt; 65% FT

PF:  Mark Vital (SO) 6-5 230 lbs; 7 ppg; 7 reb; 2 asst; 44% FG; 21% 3pt; 51% FT

C:  Freddie Gillespie (JR) 6-9 240 lbs; 5 ppg; 4 reb; 1 blk; 65% FG; 64% FT

Baylor Bench

G:  King McClure (SR) 6-3 215 lbs; 10 ppg; 5 reb; 2 asst; 41% FG; 39% 3pt; 64% FT

G:  Devonte Bandoo (JR) 6-3 195 lbs; 9 ppg; 2 reb; 46% FG; 41% 3pt; 90% FT

F:  Matthew Mayer (FR) 6-9 200 lbs; 5 ppg; 2 reb; 33% FG; 32% 3pt; 64% FT

F:   Flo Thamba (FR) 6-10 240 lbs; 2 ppg; 3 reb; 1 blk; 58% FG; 54% FT

 

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MBB: Baylor (15-7; 6-3) vs KSU (17-5; 7-2) Preview & Game Thread

william
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andale osos!

- KKM

{ sipping coffee }
MrGolfguy
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Just win Bears!
I have only come here seeking knowledge
That they would not teach me of in college
BaylorFan1234321
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Ready to show are talent vs K-State, it would be especially good because they just beat Kansas. It would also boost are confidence after the UT loss, I could see Makai Mason having a good game coming off of his performance last game, a player like him doesn't have to bad games in a row. Before he had his 40 point night against TCU Makai only scored 12 points. This will end up being a close game no matter what, hope we can come out on top though.

Just win Bears!
BaylorOkie
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BU -3
alanmarmstrong
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Mason a game time decision with the toe injury...that doesn't sound promising
muddybrazos
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ya, I'm gonna wait until gametime to see if Mason is playing before i lock in -3.
william
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who won?

go bears!

I think I slept thru it.

- KKM

fight!!

what day is this??

BID.

D!
Iron Claw
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william said:

who won?

go bears!

I think I slept thru it.

- KKM

fight!!

what day is this??

BID.

D!
It's over and I'm not telling you who won since you slept through it.
FKA tri it
Malbec
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Tommy Bowman with the tip!
Brendan
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Any word on makai?
HoustonBear15
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Gonna be at least two changes in the starting lineup. More info to come closer to tip-off but we'll probably see action from guys who are used to sitting for 40 minutes.
william
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bring home the W bruins bold!!

BUVA
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Brendan said:

Any word on makai?


Hasn't shown to warm up yet.
EGOTbear
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mason game time decision?

well crap
Brendan
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HoustonBear15 said:

Gonna be at least two changes in the starting lineup. More info to come closer to tip-off but we'll probably see action from guys who are used to sitting for 40 minutes.


Not good...
MrGolfguy
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Mason in a walking boot, not playing.
I have only come here seeking knowledge
That they would not teach me of in college
Brendan
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Makai and McClure both out? Jesus.
BUVA
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King not suited up either....
HoustonBear15
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King and Mason both out. Mason with the obvious foot/ankle injury and King is having a minor problem with his knee. This team is being plagued with injuries as really 4 out of the 5 starters (that's including Jake) are out. Never seen anything like that before. Unfortunate.
Yeek
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Biggest game of the year and at home, sigh. If we lose it takes all the momentum and excitement we've fostered this past month.
Booray
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Need guys to play 35+ tonight. Can't get into foul trouble
Stefano DiMera
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Why is there so much damn time left in this game on ESPN2? The Tennessee game ended 15 min ago on ESPN!
HoustonBear15
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Jared is playing with an injury as well. He's been dealing with it all season but I think he tweaked it recently.
EGOTbear
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wow if mason is out for several games...
howhardcanitbe
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Try to hide your excitement at least a little bit.
HoustonBear15
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EGOTbear said:

wow if mason is out for several games...
Makai and King will both probably be out for a few games which I'm sure gives you a little tingle inside.
bunation
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Yeek said:

Biggest game of the year and at home, sigh. If we lose it takes all the momentum and excitement we've fostered this past month.


It's not "the biggest game" because we are at a big disadvantage, missing our top three players (not counting Jake).

A win today would be near-miraculous.
BearFan33
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Overtime for the fla state Louisville game
william
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17-12.
Stefano DiMera
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Be nice if we got some updates in the game thread
bunation
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Guys are playing great, early on. Up by five.
HoustonBear15
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Obim Okeke in. Let's see if this former football player can play some basketball.
bunation
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Gillespie looks good.
bunation
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Mayer. 3 pt brick.
SIC EM 94
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Game is on ESPNNews right now
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