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MBB: #1 Baylor (16-1) at Florida (12-6) Preview & Game Thread

January 24, 2020
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#1 Baylor (16-1) returns to Gainesville to take on Florida (12-6) as part of the Big12/SEC challenge on Saturday January 25th at 7pm CST.  The game will be televised on ESPN.  

KenPom/NET Rankings

Florida:  29 overall; 22 offensive efficiency; 52 defensive efficiency; 35 NET

Baylor:  5 overall; 27 offensive efficiency; 4 defensive efficiency; 2 NET

Prediction:  Baylor 65 Florida 64


Coaches

Florida: Mike White (42) 202-98 (101-59 at UF); 3 NCAAs; 1 Sweet 16; 1 Elite 8

Baylor:  Scott Drew (49); 354-220 overall (334-209 at Baylor); 8 NCAAs; 4 Sweet 16s; 2 Elite 8s


Florida Starters

PG:  Andrew Nembhard (SO) 6-5 195 lbs; 11 ppg; 3 reb; 6 asst; 41% FG; 31% 3pt; 81% FT

SG:  Noah Locke (SO); 6-3 210 lbs; 11 ppg; 3 reb; 42% FG; 43% 3pt; 74% FT

SF:  Keyontae Johnson (SO) 6-5 230 lbs; 13 ppg; 7 reb; 53% FG; 39% 3pt; 76% FT

PF:  Omar Payne (FR); 6-10 220 lbs; 5 ppg; 5 reb; 66% FG; 39% FT

C:  Kerry Blackshear (SR) 6-10 240 lbs; 15 ppg; 9 reb; 45% FG; 33% 3pt; 82% FT

Florida Bench

G:  Scottie Lewis (FR) 6-5 185 lbs; 9 ppg; 5 reb; 2 blocks; 41% FG; 27% 3pt; 80% FT

G:  Ques Glover (FR) 5-11 180 lbs; 6 ppg; 42% FG; 24% pt; 39% FT

G:  Tre Mann (FR) 6-4 170 lbs; 5 ppg; 2 reb; 35% FG; 22% 3pt; 63% FT


Baylor Starters

PG:  Davion Mitchell (R-SO) 6-2 195 lbs; 10 ppg; 3 reb; 3 asst; 43% FG; 34% 3pt; 64% FT

SG:  Jared Butler (SO) 6-3 185 lbs; 16 ppg; 3 reb; 3 asst; 2 st; 42% FG; 38% 3pt; 84% FT

SF:  Macio Teague (JR) 6-3 195 lbs; 14 ppg; 5 reb; 2 asst; 39% FG; 33% 3pt; 85% FT

PF:  Mark Vital (JR) 6-5 230 lbs; 6 ppg; 6 reb; 2 asst; 2 steals; 1 blk; 41% FG; 46% FT

C:  Freddie Gillespie (SR) 6-9 245 lbs; 10 ppg; 9 reb; 2 blk; 59% FG; 70% FT

Baylor Bench

G:  Devonte Bandoo (SR) 6-3 195 lbs; 8 ppg; 4 reb; 2 asst; 41% FG; 42% 3pt; 71% FT

F:  Matt Mayer (SO) 6-9 210 lbs; 4 ppg; 2 reb; 37% FG; 44% 3pt; 60% FT

F:  Tristan Clark (JR) 6-10 250 lbs; 5 ppg; 2 reb; 43% FG; 73% FT

C:  Flo Thamba (SO) 6-10 240 lbs; 3 ppg; 3 reb; 1 blk; 52% FG; 58% FT


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MBB: #1 Baylor (16-1) at Florida (12-6) Preview & Game Thread

8,516 Views | 212 Replies | Last: 23 days ago by william
MrGolfguy
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Just win Bears!
Osouno
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I am ready boys!! Sic 'Em...
william
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lomers with the tip.

- KKM

mdanderson
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ESPN's matchup predictor has Florida favored 62-37%. That surprises me with Florida having a 12 and 6 record.
gobears20
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gobears20
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bunation
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The gamblers like the unranked gators at home over a number 1.

Has that ever happened before?!

DanaDane
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ESPN likes the Gators too. Every "cut in" from this Kentucky-Texas Tech game features a Florida player, even though we're the #1 team in the country.
Jack Bauer
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Are we waiting for the Tech game to end?
DanaDane
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The last 2 minutes of college basketball games take way too long. It's to the point every game is a 30 minute bleedover.
Jack Bauer
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Please dont go to OT.
DanaDane
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We're opening on ESPN News or the ESPN App.
jdrs
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The mute button may be my friend tonight
DanaDane
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Gators score first on an alley-oop over Vital.


UF 2
Baylor 0
DanaDane
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Gillespie with that beautiful baseline shot


Baylor 2
UF 2

18:28
DanaDane
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Gators bury on open 3


UF 5
BU 2

17:54
DanaDane
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Butler responds from 3!!!!!

Baylor 5
UF 5

17:31
jdrs
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Answered their 3 with one of our own!
DanaDane
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No blocking out by the Bears. UF looks like 2010-2014 Bears frontlines -- tall and thin. Much taller than us.


UF 7
BU 5

16:59
jdrs
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Hope Jared hitting that 3 early is a good sign for tonight
DanaDane
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Johnson with another open 3. He's like Manak from OU.


UF 10
BU 5

16:19
DanaDane
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Ok, didn't make it 5 minutes before Vitale is going on mute. Bye bye.
DanaDane
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Gators not missing anything so far.

UF 12
BU 5


15:35
DanaDane
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Mitchell with the driving shot off the glass!

UF 12
Bears 7

15:08


Bears foul. Timeout
DanaDane
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Florida shooting 71% to start. Bears with 3 TO's. That's the story so far.
MommaBear
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Quick question here....just added the ESPN+ app this afternoon to be able to watch the girls game. When it came time for the boys game, we found it on the app, but then asked us for our cable provider info. We don't have cable any more. Does the ESPN+ app not include the regular ESPN channels?
BellCountyBear
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Good lord I can't stand dick vitale.
DanaDane
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Florida can't miss

UF 17

Baylor 9


Sorry, Momma Bear -- don't know the answer to your question.
DanaDane
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Butler!

UF 17
Baylor 12
DanaDane
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BANDOO!!!!!!!!


UF 17
Bears 15

12:19
DanaDane
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Good grief. Here we go talking about 16 years ago.
DanaDane
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Florida height giving us all kinds of trouble tonight.
ImABearToo
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And there goes the scandal reference. 12:19 mark. Let it go people!
“Life is short, eat desert first!”
DanaDane
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Mayer into the game and................immediate turnover.
Illinois Bear
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DanaDane said:

Good grief. Here we go talking about 16 years ago.


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