# No. 1 Baylor (22-1; 11-0) vs. No. 14 WVU (18-6; 6-5) Preview & Game Thread

#1 Baylor (22-1; 11-0) takes on #14 WVU (18-6; 6-5) Saturday February 15th in Waco, TX at 3pm CST. The game is televised on ESPN+.

**KenPom/NET Rankings**

**West Virginia:** 7 overall; 64 offensive efficiency; 2 defensive efficiency; 10 NET

**Baylor:** 5 overall; 22 offensive efficiency; 4 defensive efficiency; 3 NET

**Prediction:** Baylor 67 West Virginia 61

**Coaches**

**West Virginia:** Bob Huggins (66); 878-368 (288-157 at WVU) 24 NCAAs; 8 Sweet 16s; 4 Elite 8s; 2 Final 4s

**Baylor:** Scott Drew (49); 360-220 overall (340-209 at Baylor); 8 NCAAs; 4 Sweet 16s; 2 Elite 8s

**WVU Starters**

PG: Jordan McCabe (SO) 6-0 190 lbs; 4 ppg; 2 asst; 27% FG; 20% 3pt; 79% FT

SG: Jermaine Haley (SR); 6-7 215 lbs; 9 ppg; 5 reb; 2 asst; 56% FG; 25% 3pt; 61% FT

SF: Emmitt Matthews (SO) 6-7 210 lbs; 7 ppg; 4 reb; 40% FG; 32% 3pt; 61% FT

PF: Derek Culver (SO); 6-10 255 lbs; 11 ppg; 9 reb; 1 blk; 45% FG; 57% FT

C: Oscar Tshiebwe (JR) 6-9 260 lbs; 12 ppg; 9 reb; 1 blk; 58% FG; 69% FT

**WVU Bench**

G: Miles McBride (FR) 6-2 195 lbs; 10 ppg; 3 reb; 2 asst; 42% FG; 36% 3pt; 75% FT

G: Chase Harler (SR) 6-3 210 lbs; 5 ppg; 42% FG; 32% 3pt; 52% FT

F: Gabe Osabuohien (JR) 6-7 235 lbs; 3 ppg; 4 reb; 2 asst; 39% FG; 51% FT

**Baylor Starters**

PG: Davion Mitchell (R-SO) 6-2 195 lbs; 10 ppg; 3 reb; 3 asst; 2 st; 41% FG; 33% 3pt; 68% FT

SG: Jared Butler (SO) 6-3 185 lbs; 15 ppg; 3 reb; 3 asst; 2 st; 41% FG; 36% 3pt; 82% FT

SF: Macio Teague (JR) 6-3 195 lbs; 14 ppg; 5 reb; 2 asst; 41% FG; 36% 3pt; 83% FT

PF: Mark Vital (JR) 6-5 230 lbs; 6 ppg; 6 reb; 2 asst; 2 steals; 1 blk; 45% FG; 43% FT

C: Freddie Gillespie (SR) 6-9 245 lbs; 10 ppg; 9 reb; 2 blk; 57% FG; 70% FT

**Baylor Bench**

G: Devonte Bandoo (SR) 6-3 195 lbs; 8 ppg; 4 reb; 2 asst; 41% FG; 43% 3pt; 68% FT

F: Matt Mayer (SO) 6-9 210 lbs; 4 ppg; 2 reb; 35% FG; 41% 3pt; 65% FT

F: Tristan Clark (JR) 6-10 250 lbs; 4 ppg; 2 reb; 46% FG; 69% FT

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