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No. 1 Baylor (21-1; 10-0) at UT (14-9; 4-6) Preview & Game Thread

February 9, 2020
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#1 Baylor (21-1; 10-0) travels to Austin to take on Texas (14-9; 4-6) Monday February 10th at 8pm CST. The game will be televised on ESPN.

KenPom/NET Rankings

Texas:  64 overall; 129 offensive efficiency; 46 defensive efficiency; 66 NET

Baylor:  4 overall; 16 offensive efficiency; 4 defensive efficiency; 3 NET

Prediction:  Baylor 66 Texas 59


Coaches

Texas:  Shaka Smart (42); 248-131 (85-75 at Texas) 7 NCAAs; 1 Sweet 16; 1 Elite 8; 1 Final 4

Baylor:  Scott Drew (49); 359-220 overall (339-209 at Baylor); 8 NCAAs; 4 Sweet 16s; 2 Elite 8s


Texas Starters

PG:  Matt Coleman (JR) 6-2 180 lbs; 13 ppg; 3 reb; 4 asst; 45% FG; 41% 3pt; 76% FT

*SG:  Jase Febres (JR); 6-5 180 lbs; 9 ppg; 2 reb; 37% FG; 37% 3pt; 79% FT

SF:  Courtney Ramey (SO) 6-3 185 lbs; 10 ppg; 4 reb; 3 asst; 40% FG; 30% 3pt; 70% FT

PF:  Kameka Hepa (SO); 6-9 225 lbs; 3 ppg; 2 reb; 1 blk; 43% FG; 34% 3pt; 100% FT

C:  Jericho Sims (JR) 6-9 240 lbs; 10 ppg; 8 reb; 1 blk; 66% FG; 59% FT

Texas Bench

G:  Andrew Jones (SO) 6-4 185 lbs; 11 ppg; 2 reb; 2 asst; 41% FG; 38% 3pt; 71% FT

F:  Royce Hamm (JR) 6-8 240 lbs; 2 ppg; 2 reb; 47% FG; 81% FT

*F:  Kai Jones (FR) 6-11 210 lbs; 3 ppg; 3 reb; 1 blk; 47% FG; 53% FT

F:  Donovan Williams (FR) 6-6 180 lbs; 3 ppg; 1 reb; 39% FG; 24% 3pt; 83% FT


Baylor Starters

PG:  Davion Mitchell (R-SO) 6-2 195 lbs; 10 ppg; 3 reb; 3 asst; 2 st; 42% FG; 33% 3pt; 67% FT

SG:  Jared Butler (SO) 6-3 185 lbs; 15 ppg; 3 reb; 3 asst; 2 st; 42% FG; 37% 3pt; 81% FT

SF:  Macio Teague (JR) 6-3 195 lbs; 15ppg; 5 reb; 2 asst; 41% FG; 36% 3pt; 81% FT

PF:  Mark Vital (JR) 6-5 230 lbs; 6 ppg; 6 reb; 2 asst; 2 steals; 1 blk; 45% FG; 44% FT

C:  Freddie Gillespie (SR) 6-9 245 lbs; 10 ppg; 9 reb; 2 blk; 57% FG; 71% FT

Baylor Bench

G:  Devonte Bandoo (SR) 6-3 195 lbs; 8 ppg; 4 reb; 2 asst; 40% FG; 41% 3pt; 71% FT

F:  Matt Mayer (SO) 6-9 210 lbs; 4 ppg; 2 reb; 35% FG; 43% 3pt; 60% FT

F:  Tristan Clark (JR) 6-10 250 lbs; 4 ppg; 2 reb; 47% FG; 69% FT

*suffered injuries in Saturday’s game (Febres- knee; Jones- ankle); status for Baylor unknown.  Gerald Liddell (Texas) doubtful with back injury.  Hepa returned vs TT (ankle) after missing 2 weeks.


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No. 1 Baylor (21-1; 10-0) at UT (14-9; 4-6) Preview & Game Thread

9,694 Views | 294 Replies | Last: 9 days ago by EvilTroyAndAbed
MrGolfguy
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Just win Bears!
bear2be2
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MrGolfguy said:

Just win Bears!
For the (primarily football) fans that get caught up in style points, this is always the right answer. Keep winning and none of the other nonsense people here get worked up about matters.
gobears20
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gobears20
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Longhorns will likely be without junior guard Jase Febres (knee) and freshman forward Kai Jones (ankle), who were both injured on Saturday against the Texas Tech Red Raiders.

Sophomore forward Gerald Liddell (back) is also out indefinitely
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wuzzybear
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I would like to see Matt Mayer have an off the charts game tonight since he is from Austin and UT wasn't interested in him at all. At 6-9 he can fill in minutes for Vital or Clark. He could be a huge surprise tonight. I'm going out on a limb an say that OSU was our trap game although I really thought it would be this one. But after watching UT/TT this ain't no trap game. This one will be tough.. For once though if we can get up 10-12 I would sure like to see further separation and not have to take more Hydralazine to lower my BP.
perrynative
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Games follows Duke game so you know it will start other than on ESPN. Looks like three regular Big 12 refs are calling the Duke game including bald bear hater Kip K.
Higgins, Joe D. et. al probable for Big Monday in Austin. Yea.
KIA
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UT giving up 6 points at home would be hard to bet against after Saturday's games. UT almost pulled off the upset, and we were lucky to get a win against the worst team in the conference (based solely on record).

Nervous about this one.
Self Made Bear
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At Scholtz's, good Baylor crowd getting lubed up for the game. SicEm!
bear2be2
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KIA said:

UT giving up 6 points at home would be hard to bet against after Saturday's games. UT almost pulled off the upset, and we were lucky to get a win against the worst team in the conference (based solely on record).

Nervous about this one.
Anything can happen, obviously, but I'd be more worried if Texas was more competent offensively. I just can't see them scoring enough points on our defense to beat us unless we play really poorly on both ends.
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Positive Bear
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Awesome was hoping there's a good baylor contingent there tonight.
gobears20
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DanaDane
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Oh great. Now they'll take 35 minutes to determine what type of foul this is.
KIA
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Texas is 0-10 in their history against the AP #1. Do they storm the court if they win?
DanaDane
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KIA said:

Texas is 0-10 in their history against the AP #1. Do they storm the court if they win?
If the 15 people there run onto the court, is that considered a storm?
TrustTheProcess
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I'd like to see a early lead , good FT shooting and opportunity for bench players to see plenty of playing time because we are up 20+. Starters need a rest.
HoustonBear15
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That looked like it hurt
Russell Gym
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Gillespie ankle.

Edit: No idea on emoji.
DanaDane
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Spacing is horrible early on.
Russell Gym
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5 in, up 1. Not sharp.
DanaDane
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Baylor 5
Horns 4

15:06


Only 1 foul called in the first 5 minutes; could be a Big 12 record for this season.
DanaDane
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Is that a typo on the screen? Tech up 23-4 on TCU early????
DanaDane
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There we go. Need some aggressiveness like that. Good job Vital.
HoustonBear15
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Jared has really disappeared in some of the past few games.
DanaDane
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Everyone goes through a "funk" period during a season and we've been in one for a few games now, but been able to win. Our offense just looks off and has for a few games now. Glad we're still talented enough to overcome that and win, but one game like that in the NCAAs and you can be going home early.
Russell Gym
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That's it!!
DanaDane
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Now THAT is Baylor's offense -- great ball movement, great spacing and a wide open 3 that Teague drills! A thing of beauty when we do that.
Russell Gym
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12-5
jdrs
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Is Shaka fighting for his job? Or is he already done?
HoustonBear15
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We haven't lost a game when Mark Vital dives into the bench/floor seats.
Positive Bear
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Very slow start but lookin better now.
Johnny Bear
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Looks like officials "letting them play" (to say the least).
Jacques Strap
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Happy to see FG back in. Hope there are no lingering issues with the ankle
DanaDane
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Johnny Bear said:

Looks like officials "letting them play" (to say the least).
Yes. Actually makes the game watchable and much more enjoyable.
 
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