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MBB: Baylor (15-8; 6-4) vs OU (15-9; 3-8) Preview & Game Thread

February 10, 2019
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Baylor (15-8; 6-4) hosts Oklahoma (15-9; 3-8) at the Ferrell Center Monday February 11th at 8pm CST. This game is huge for both teams’ NCAA hopes.  The game is televised on ESPN2.

KenPom Rankings

Oklahoma:  40 overall; 80 offensive efficiency; 21 defensive efficiency

Baylor:  33 overall; 29 offensive efficiency; 44 defensive efficiency

Prediction:  Baylor 71 Oklahoma 66


Coaches

Oklahoma:  Lon Kruger (66); 634-404 overall (155-100 at OU); 18 NCAAs; 5 Sweet 16s; 3 Elite 8s; 2 Final Fours

Baylor:  Scott Drew (48); 333-214 overall (313-203 at Baylor); 7 NCAAs; 4 Sweet 16s; 2 Elite 8s


Oklahoma Starters

PG:  Jamal Bieniemy (FR) 6-4 175 lbs; 4 ppg; 2 reb; 3 asst;  36% FG; 41% 3pt; 55% FT

SG:  Christian James (SR) 6-4 210 lbs; 16 ppg; 7 reb; 2 asst; 41% FG; 32% 3pt; 79% FT

SF:   Rashard Odomes (SR); 6-6 215 lbs; 7 ppg; 2 reb; 56% FG; 44% 3pt; 50% FT

PF:  Kristian Doolittle (JR); 6-7 235 lbs; 9 ppg; 7 reb; 50% FG; 74% FT

C:  Brady Manek (SR) 6-9 210 lbs; 12 ppg; 7 reb; 45% FG; 36% 3pt; 70% FT

Oklahoma Bench

G:  Miles Reynolds (SR) 6-2 170 lbs; 8 ppg; 3 reb; 40% FG; 22% 3pt; 75% FT

G:  Aaron Calixte (SR); 5-11 190 lbs; 8 ppg; 2 reb; 3 asst; 39% FG; 35% 3pt; 78% FT

F:  *Jamuni McNeace (SR) 6-10 220 lbs; 5 ppg; 4 reb; 1 blk; 53% FG; 38% FT

F:  Matt Freeman (JR) 6-10 220 lbs; 3 ppg; 2 reb; 34% FG; 34% 3pt; 75% FT


Baylor Starters

PG:  Jared Butler (FR) 6-3 185 lbs; 9 ppg; 3 reb; 3 asst; 38% FG; 32% 3pt; 83% FT

SG:  Devonte Bandoo (JR) 6-3 195 lbs; 7 ppg; 2 reb; 44% FG; 38% 3pt; 96% FT

SF:   Mark Vital (SO) 6-5 230 lbs; 6 ppg; 7 reb; 2 asst; 45% FG; 20% 3pt; 44% FT

PF:  Mario Kegler (SO) 6-7 230 lbs; 9 ppg; 6 reb; 1 blk; 42% FG; 19% 3pt; 61% FT

C:  Freddie Gillespie (JR) 6-9 245 lbs; 5 ppg; 4 reb; 1 blk; 67% FG; 60% FT

Baylor Bench

G:  *Makai Mason (SR) 6-1 180 lbs; 16 ppg; 2 reb; 3 asst; 46% FG; 39% 3pt; 81% FT

G:  *King McClure (SR) 6-3 215 lbs; 10 ppg; 5 reb; 2 asst; 1 st; 41% FG; 39% 3pt; 69% FT

F:  Matthew Mayer (FR) 6-9 200 lbs; 6 ppg; 4 reb; 34% FG; 31% 3pt; 68% FT

F:  Flo Thamba (FR) 6-10 245 lbs; 2 ppg; 2 reb; 1 blk; 63% FG; 50% FT

*status unknown due to injury

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MBB: Baylor (15-8; 6-4) vs OU (15-9; 3-8) Preview & Game Thread

DanaDane
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Mayer is such a defensive liability. Sure hope he makes up for it by scoring.
rudylaw
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Makai ain't right. Gonna be a grind tonight.
BellCountyBear
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DanaDane said:

Mayer is such a defensive liability. Sure hope he makes up for it by scoring.
Have you seen him on offense?!
DanaDane
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BellCountyBear said:

DanaDane said:

Mayer is such a defensive liability. Sure hope he makes up for it by scoring.
Have you seen him on offense?!


So far he's scored 3 and given up 10 on basic, easy juke moves where he overplays.
BaylorOkie
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BaylorOkie said:

Flat flat flat. They'll get going soon.
Maybe they'll wait until the second half.
Bruingirl
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Calling Hodges and Fuentes to the other side of the arena. Other than Forza Orzi and a few others, there is no life in these seats over here.
Can't it just be game time already?
Brendan
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We look tired. Makai is off. Not a good night. Let's hope we can get it going in the second half.
DanaDane
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Butler from 3! Here we go.
rudylaw
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Bandoo everything King should've been.
Johnny Bear
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rudylaw said:

Makai ain't right. Gonna be a grind tonight.
Agree. So far he can't throw it in the ocean from the beach. Thank goodness for Bandoo.
rudylaw
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OU had two different violations there but no call of course.
rudylaw
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No way.
Brian Ethridge
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31-31

HALF
JXL
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Radio people say blatant travel by OU on that last series ... but they wiped it off the board so we're all good I guess.
rileyroo
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We are sleep walking tonight. Need to wake up in the second half. This is must win. Mason is really off and that is a bad sign. Thank God for Bandoo.
BellCountyBear
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DanaDane said:

BellCountyBear said:

DanaDane said:

Mayer is such a defensive liability. Sure hope he makes up for it by scoring.
Have you seen him on offense?!


So far he's scored 3 and given up 10 on basic, easy juke moves where he overplays.
He's also turned it over twice. Terrible dribbler.
Brian Ethridge
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33-31 on the Mason runner
Brian Ethridge
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35-33 on another Mason runner
CHP Bear
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rileyroo said:

We are sleep walking tonight. Need to wake up in the second half. This is must win. Mason is really off and that is a bad sign. Thank God for Bandoo.
Yes, this is a must win.
Brian Ethridge
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Gillespie picks up his 3rd

Mason draws a charge on OU
Brian Ethridge
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Kegler finger roll

37-35
Johnny Bear
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Got to box out on the defensive end. It's a good thing we aren't playing anybody decent or this game would already be down the tubes.
Brian Ethridge
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7pt lead at the under 12
rudylaw
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Mayer is killing us. 8-0 OU run in 90 seconds
rudylaw
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Get him out!!!
Johnny Bear
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Mayer just needs to go to the bench.
Brian Ethridge
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Three possessions and three bad shots by Mayer

Drew pulls him
BaylorOkie
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Jeez Mayer.
DanaDane
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Mayer plays street ball, not team basketball.
rudylaw
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OU immune to traveling tonight I guess. 48-37 to 48-47 in a heartbeat.
BaylorOkie
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Bull**** call on Butler.
rudylaw
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Now two missed layups. What is happening?
possible12
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Such a lack of toughness for one of Krueger's teams.
BarleyMcDougal
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DanaDane said:

Mayer plays street ball, not team basketball.
Such good handles, but wild shots.
Brian Ethridge
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Vital misses at the rim
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