Baylor Basketball

MBB: Baylor (19-12) vs ISU (20-11) Preview & Game Thread

March 12, 2019
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4th Seed Baylor (19-12) takes on 5th Seed Iowa State (20-11) in the quarterfinals of the Big12 MBB tournament Thursday March 14th at 11:30am in Kansas City, MO.  The game is televised on ESPN2.

KenPom Rankings

Iowa State:  21 overall; 10 offensive efficiency; 71 defensive efficiency

Baylor:  35 overall; 30 offensive efficiency; 63 defensive efficiency

Prediction:  Iowa State 74 Baylor 71


Coaches

Iowa State:  Steve Prohm (44); 184-81 (80-52 at ISU) 3 NCAAs; Sweet 16s

Baylor:  Scott Drew (48); 337-217 overall (317-206 at Baylor); 7 NCAAs; 4 Sweet 16s; 2 Elite 8s


Iowa State Starters

PG:  Nick Weiler Babb (SR) 6-5 200 lbs; 9 ppg; 4 asst; 5 reb; 41% FG; 36% 3pt; 75% FT

SG:  Tyrese Haliburton (FR) 6-5 160 lbs; 7 ppg; 3 reb; 4 asst; 49% FG; 42% 3pt; 69% FT

SF:  Talen Horton-Tucker (FR); 6-4 240 lbs; 12 ppg; 5 reb; 3 asst; 41% FG; 31% 3pt; 63% FT

PF:  Marial Shayok (SR); 6-6 200 lbs; 19 ppg; 5 reb; 50% FG; 40% 3pt; 88% FT

C:  Michael Jacobson (JR) 6-9 230 lbs; 12 ppg; 6 reb; 58% FG; 32% 3pt; 67% FT

Iowa State Bench

G:  Lindell Wiggington (SO) 6-2 190 lbs; 13 ppg; 4 reb; 2 asst; 41% FG; 38% 3pt; 71% FT

F:  Cameron Lard (SO); 6-9 225 lbs; 6 ppg; 3 reb; 70% FG; 71% FT

F:  George Conditt (FR) 6-10 210 lbs; 2 ppg; 2 reb; 62% FG; 72% FT


Baylor Starters

PG:  Jared Butler (FR) 6-3 185 lbs; 10 ppg; 3 reb; 3 asst; 40% FG; 37% 3pt; 81% FT

SG:  King McClure (SR) 6-3 215 lbs; 9 ppg; 5 reb; 2 asst; 40% FG; 36% 3pt; 64% FT

SF:  Mario Kegler (SO) 6-7 230 lbs; 10 ppg; 6 reb; 1 blk; 44% FG; 28% 3pt; 65% FT

PF:  Mark Vital (SO) 6-5 230 lbs; 7 ppg; 7 reb; 2 asst; 43% FG; 21% 51% FT

C:  Freddie Gillespie (JR) 6-9 245 lbs; 5 ppg; 4 reb; 1 blk; 64% FG; 55% FT

Baylor Bench

*G:  Makai Mason (SR) 6-1 180 lbs; 15 ppg; 3 reb; 3 asst; 40% FG; 36% 3pt; 83% FT

G:  Devonte Bandoo (JR) 6-3 195 lbs; 9 ppg; 2 reb; 45% FG; 40% 3pt; 90% FT

F:  Matthew Mayer (FR) 6-9 200 lbs; 5 ppg; 2 reb; 32% FG; 31% 3pt; 66% FT

F:  Flo Thamba (FR) 6-11 250 lbs;  2 ppg; 2 reb; 1blk; 54% FG; 53% FT

*status unknown, injury

 
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