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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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Good grief. Face palm.
DanaDane
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Yes! he slipped!!!
Johnny Bear
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Got to get a score on THIS possession.
DanaDane
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Mason can't get anything to fall. Crap.
BearFan33
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Need Kick out to bandoo
rudylaw
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Damn, Makai just has nothing. Not for lack of trying.
CaliByWayOfKS
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Have to for sure... that 4 min stretch of no buckets when it went from 11 to a point lead was awful.
Brian Ethridge
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Run another 30 seconds
rudylaw
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Feeling a triple here. Gimme some Butler.
rudylaw
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Freddie G!
DanaDane
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Freddie!!!!!!!!!!
Johnny Bear
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Gillespe!!!
Brian Ethridge
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Staff
Freddie Gillespie!
gobears20
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Love watching gillespie's hustle !!
DanaDane
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C'mon Mason. Drain em.
rileyroo
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Gillespie!!!!
Brian Ethridge
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Staff
Should have been an And1 for Freddie
Illinois Bear
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Gillespie is a beast
DanaDane
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Bears win!!!!!!!!!
gobears20
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Staff
Give him the game ball
BearFan33
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Huge rebound by Gillespie

Vital 3-4 from free throw line!

Mason made his freebies
Johnny Bear
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Geez, this one was nerve wracking. Good thing we were playing a bottom 3 in the Big 12 team.
rudylaw
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Gritty win. I have no idea how we got to 59 points, Bandoo aside.
Brian Ethridge
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BEARS WIN!

59-53

FINAL
Booray
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16-8. 7-4 in conference. With a MASH unit. Impressive.
rudylaw
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If Makai is 50%, I'd be stunned. What a gusty performance from Butler and Bandoo to pick him up.
Stefano DiMera
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OU is done.
MommaBear
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Not a pretty win, but it's still a WIN!!!

Sic'em.
BaylorOkie
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Stefano DiMera said:

OU is done.
Quote for truth.
BaylorOkie
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Stefano DiMera said:

OU is done.
Quote for emphasis.
BaylorOkie
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Stefano DiMera said:

OU is done.
And quote for my enjoyment.
EvilTroyAndAbed
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Baylor wins. Sorry X and EGOT.
Timbear
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Fantastic win. A gritty, tough effort. I hope Mason has some time to heal up. Great job. Bears!
william
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william
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Brendan said:

Yes! Get it Makai!
those hotchkiss boys......

- BUmma

... don't just roll over for a tummy ache.

ammiright?!

{ sipping coffee }

{ eating whole grain bagel }

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