Baylor Basketball

No. 2 Baylor (24-2; 13-1) vs. KSU (9-18; 2-12) Preview & Game Thread

February 23, 2020
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#2 Baylor (24-2; 13-1) hosts unranked Kansas State (9-18; 2-12) Tuesday February 25 at 7pm CST in Waco, Texas.  The game will be televised on ESPN+

KenPom/NET Rankings

KSU:  100 overall; 184 offensive efficiency; 56 defensive efficiency; 101 NET

Baylor:  2 overall; 21 offensive efficiency; 3 defensive efficiency; 2 NET

Prediction:  Baylor 70 KSU 53


Coaches

KSU:  Bruce Weber (63); 469-253 (159-117 at KSU) 13 NCAAs; 4 Sweet 16s; 2 Elite 8s; 1 FF

Baylor:  Scott Drew (49); 362-221 overall (342-210 at Baylor); 8 NCAAs; 4 Sweet 16s; 2 Elite 8s


KSU Starters

PG:  David Sloan (JR) 6-0 180 lbs; 5 ppg; 2 asst; 40% FG; 24% 3pt; 53% FT

SG:  Cartier Diarra (JR) 6-4 185 lbs; 13 ppg; 4 reb; 4 asst; 2 st; 40% FG; 31% 3pt; 65% FT

SF:  Xavier Sneed (SR) 6-5 215 lbs; 14 ppg; 5 reb; 2 asst; 2 st; 38% FG; 31% 3pt; 67% FT

PF:  Antonio Gordon (FR) 6-9 215 lbs:  5 ppg; 4 reb; 41% FG; 25% 3pt; 50% FT

C:   Makol Mawien (SO) 6-9 230 lbs; 8 ppg; 5 reb; 1 blk; 45% FG; 33% 3pt; 74% FT

KSU Bench

G:  Dajuan Gordon (FR); 6-4 185 lbs; 6 ppg; 4 reb; 1 st; 43% FG; 31% 3pt; 67% FT

F:  Montavious Murphy (FR); 6-9 215 lbs; 5 ppg; 4 reb; 41% FG; 31% 3pt; 63% FT

F:  Levi Stockard (JR) 6-8 240 lbs; 4 ppg; 3 reb; 48% FG; 71% FT

G:  Mike McGuirl (JR) 6-2 190 lbs:  6 ppg; 2 reb; 2 asst; 1 st; 43% FG; 43% 3pt; 64% FT


Baylor Starters

PG:  Davion Mitchell (R-SO) 6-2 195 lbs; 10 ppg; 3 reb; 3 asst; 2 st; 41% FG; 33% 3pt; 70% FT

SG:  Jared Butler (SO) 6-3 185 lbs; 16 ppg; 3 reb; 3 asst; 2 st; 42% FG; 38% 3pt; 78% 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; 46% FG; 43% FT

C:  Freddie Gillespie (SR) 6-9 245 lbs; 10 ppg; 9 reb; 2 blk; 55% FG; 70% 

Baylor Bench

G:  Devonte Bandoo (SR) 6-3 195 lbs; 8 ppg; 4 reb; 2 asst; 39% FG; 38% 3pt; 70% FT

F:  Matt Mayer (SO) 6-9 210 lbs; 4 ppg; 2 reb; 39% FG; 39% 3pt; 71% FT

F:  Tristan Clark (JR) 6-10 250 lbs; 4 ppg; 3 reb; 48% FG; 65% FT


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No. 2 Baylor (24-2; 13-1) vs. KSU (9-18; 2-12) Preview & Game Thread

4,301 Views | 78 Replies | Last: 1 mo ago by whitetrash
MrGolfguy
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Just win Bears!
Johnny Bear
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Please - no emotional let down in what is a "taking care of business" type home game against an inferior team. We still control our own destiny as far as at least a share of the B12 Championship goes.
Jack Bauer
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Oh God, Lance "LHN" Blanks is calling the game. !!!

SDtoWaco
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First home game of the year for me and I'm excited!!!
ImABearToo
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and the #2 team in the country is back on ESPN+ again.
“Life is short, eat desert first!”
Wichitabear
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Just don't understand it. The nation is not going to be watching ESPN +
TrustTheProcess
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Stop the *****cats you hosers
Alf
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Students staying @ home tonight I guess
whitetrash
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It's TCU @ UT part deux: I've seen bigger crowds when we play Maryland-Eastern Shore during the Christmas break.
Wichitabear
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Oh boy. I hope it picks up
whitetrash
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The Bear Pit SRO section behind the goal by the BU bench has 10 students in it.
GruntTuff
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Embarrassing crowd.

Sing practice??
whitetrash
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You just witnessed institutional discrimination in the Sunflower state. When the KSt player fell down with the ball, it was traveling. When the KU player fell down with the ball saturday, it was not.
GruntTuff
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This crowd is a great example of why Scott Drew deserves so much credit.

Any other school in the NATION would have a roaring sellout supporting them.

Drew is a miracle worker to keep these guys from being angry.

Disgusting
Alf
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There's not enough students even to do the Walk Ons sign thing
Stefano DiMera
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Ha..6 minutes in and not one game related post or score..
whitetrash
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KSt with 5 fouls and 2 points.

Flo Thamba sighting.
Alf
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Mayer with the trey 16-6 good guys
GruntTuff
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Dead crowd.

If these guys were not self motivated we could lose this game.

Zero help from students.

Sing practice??

Let me say, I was in Sing twice. We won twice. 1968-69-70.

We scheduled practice when we were NOT having home basketball games.

How hard is that??

With 15,000 students on campus why can we not have at least 4,000 at the game??

Duke does.
GruntTuff
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Sadly, we don't even have old dude fans commenting or following this game on the web.

Sad
MidWestBear2010
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Butler hurt and going to the locker room, not good
ColoradoGRN&GLD
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The team is sleepwalking and still up by 22. I'm preparing for a stressful last 7-8 minutes of the game haha
GruntTuff
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No. They are self motivated.

This team, with Drew's motivation, will finish.

Baylor students.....horrible.
ColoradoGRN&GLD
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MidWestBear2010 said:

Butler hurt and going to the locker room, not good
Looked like he just got a knee to the lower quad muscle. Shouldn't be anything to worry about. Doubt we'll see him play any more this game just for precaution sake.

Edit - never mind. He's already back
whitetrash
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ColoradoGRN&GLD said:

MidWestBear2010 said:

Butler hurt and going to the locker room, not good
Looked like he just got a knee to the lower quad muscle. Shouldn't be anything to worry about. Doubt we'll see him play any more this game just for precaution sake.
7:46pm: posts that Butler won't play anymore tonight.
7:47pm: Butler back in game.
7:49pm: Butler hits another 3
ColoradoGRN&GLD
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Yep. Not the best prediction I've ever had lol
TrustTheProcess
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Maybe no one wants to be there and get hit by a flying chair.

Jacques Strap
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Teague and Butler both look healthy
Jacques Strap
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Largest halftime lead of the season
whitetrash
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Li'l dribblers are in the house!
BearBuck
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Wrong! Most schools aren't playing to sellout crowds especially on a Tuesday night. This crowd ended up being fineI'm here with my family and I've seen far worse crowds.

How about we focus on how well our team is dominating tonight?
ColoradoGRN&GLD
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KSU looks like a middle school jv team compared to what we saw on Saturday.
GruntTuff
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TrustTheProcess said:

Maybe no one wants to be there and get hit by a flying chair.



Bob Knight has retired and can barely walk.

No chance of a flying chair!

No chance of hearing loss from this crowd.
JXL
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Just exactly what we needed after the KU disappointment.
wuzzybear
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I guess Clark is getting the night off. Maybe he needs it but it is kind of surprising he is not getting PT in a game like this. Not a bad idea to get Thamba some PT though. Anybody notice a let down? I'm kinda watching while doing computer work with this lead. Good to see Teague contributing. To me he really was the missing link vs. KU. Got to stay healthy this time of year.

Also, my man Mayer is starting to get the spotlight. Man I love that kid.
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