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No. 2 Baylor (25-3; 14-2) vs TT (18-11; 9-7) Preview & Game Thread

February 29, 2020
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#2 Baylor (25-3; 14-2) hosts #22 Texas Tech (18-11; 9-7) Monday March 2nd at 8pm CST in Waco, Texas.  The game will be televised on ESPN.  

KenPom/NET Rankings

Texas Tech:  23 overall; 50 offensive efficiency; 11 defensive efficiency; 23 NET

Baylor:  3 overall; 16 offensive efficiency; 4 defensive efficiency; 5 NET

Prediction:  Baylor 68 Texas Tech 60


Coaches

Texas Tech:  Chris Beard (46); 190-72 (94-42 at TT) 3 NCAAs; 2 Sweet 16; 2 Elite 8; 1 Final 4

Baylor:  Scott Drew (49); 363-222 overall (343-211 at Baylor); 8 NCAAs; 4 Sweet 16s; 2 Elite 8s

Head to Head:  Scott Drew 4-3


Texas Tech Starters

PG:  Kyler Edwards (SO) 6-4 200 lbs; 12 ppg; 4 asst; 3 asst; 42% FG; 32% 3pt; 79% FT

SG:  Davide Moretti (JR); 6-3 180 lbs; 13 ppg; 2 asst; 42% FG; 40% 3pt; 90% FT

SF:  Jahmius Ramsey (FR) 6-4 190 lbs; 16 ppg; 4 reb; 2 asst; 45% FG; 43% 3pt; 66% FT

PF:   Kevin McCullar (FR) 6-6 195 lbs; 6 ppg; 3 reb; 49% FG; 24% 3pt; 70% FT

C:  TJ Holyfield (SR) 6-8 225 lbs; 9 ppg; 5 reb; 2 blk; 55% FG; 38% 3pt; 67% FT

Texas Tech Bench

F:  Terrance Shannon (FR); 6-6 210 lbs; 10 ppg; 4 reb; 47% FG; 27% 3pt; 83% FT

F:  Chris Clarke (SR) 6-6 220 lbs; 6 ppg; 7 reb; 5 asst; 45% FG; 17% 3pt; 71% FT

G:  Avery Benson (SO) 6-4 200 lbs; 2 ppg; 2 reb; 44% FG; 39% 3pt; 89% FT


Baylor Starters

PG:  Davion Mitchell (R-SO) 6-2 195 lbs; 10 ppg; 3 reb; 4 asst; 2 st; 41% FG; 32% 3pt; 68% FT

SG:  Jared Butler (SO) 6-3 185 lbs; 16 ppg; 3 reb; 3 asst; 2 st; 42% FG; 39% 3pt; 77% FT

SF:  Macio Teague (JR) 6-3 195 lbs; 14 ppg; 5 reb; 2 asst; 40% FG; 37% 3pt; 84% FT

PF:  Mark Vital (JR) 6-5 230 lbs; 6 ppg; 6 reb; 2 asst; 2 steals; 1 blk; 46% FG; 44% FT

C:  Freddie Gillespie (SR) 6-9 245 lbs; 10 ppg; 9 reb; 2 blk; 57% FG; 69% FT

Baylor Bench

G:  Devonte Bandoo (SR) 6-3 195 lbs; 8 ppg; 4 reb; 2 asst; 38% FG; 38% 3pt; 72% FT

F:  Matt Mayer (SO) 6-9 210 lbs; 5 ppg; 2 reb; 42% FG; 38% 3pt; 74% FT

F:  Tristan Clark (JR) 6-10 250 lbs; 4 ppg; 2 reb; 48% FG; 65% FT


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Discussion from...

No. 2 Baylor (25-3; 14-2) vs TT (18-11; 9-7) Preview & Game Thread

22,691 Views | 304 Replies | Last: 1 yr ago by Born_A_Bear
MrGolfguy
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Just win Bears!
IowaBear
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Any news on the severity of Marks injury ?
Jack Bauer
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Bob, Fran and Holly calling the game. All is well.
DanaDane
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Gotta get back on track here, and I'm confident we will. If not, then it's time to hit the concern (not worry or panic yet) button over the trend of 3 losses in the past 4 games. Tech has also been in a recent funk so it's a good time for us to keep them in that funk!
boognish_bear
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Self Made Bear
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IowaBear said:

Any news on the severity of Marks injury ?


Vital not out for pre-game warm ups
IowaBear
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That's a back breaker if he's out tonight
Self Made Bear
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Clark not participating in pregame warmups either. Haven't seen him on the floor.
Alf
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Sing tonight?
Self Made Bear
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Probably, Lola like about 100-200 in the student section
IowaBear
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So we're playing 6 guys tonight ? Awesome
Self Made Bear
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Vital came out with the seniors, he's dressed in uniform, Clark in sweats.
Alf
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Self Made Bear said:

IowaBear said:

Any news on the severity of Marks injury ?


Vital not out for pre-game warm ups

He was in uniform when he came out with Bandoo for Sr presentation
LondonBear
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Clark should have taken a redshirt this year if he was eligible.
IowaBear
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I love Clark, but maybe it's time to shut him down and roll with Big Flo. We need a dependable backup big
DanaDane
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Wow. No Vital. No Clark.
Jacques Strap
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Present and ready to watch a win
DanaDane
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Ok, I'm not a complainer against refs but 54 can't move and push on offensive screens.
LondonBear
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Butler and Freddie with MONSTER games tonight. Bears in rout of the titty raiders
Johnny Bear
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Starting 4 guards and Gillespie.
DanaDane
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Gut feeling is that Mayer is gonna need to have a big night.
Johnny Bear
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Turnover city. Beautiful.
Jacques Strap
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Turnovers for us
Threes for Tech
Jacques Strap
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Looks like no Vital tonight
Johnny Bear
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IowaBear said:

I love Clark, but maybe it's time to shut him down and roll with Big Flo. We need a dependable backup big
Tonight we have no choice, but Flo appears to me to have only minimally improved from last year and normally provides relatively nothing on the offensive end other than being a screener.
DanaDane
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Big Flo in the game.
DanaDane
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Dang. Teague couldn't have been any more open or have longer to get set.
DanaDane
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BANDOO!!!!!!!
DanaDane
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Ramsey is a problem.
whitetrash
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Vital back on the bench in uniform. Put his knee brace on while sitting there.
DanaDane
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Big Flo with a decent 3 minutes to give Freddie a rest.
Johnny Bear
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DanaDane said:

Ramsey is a problem.
Like Bane for TCU, he's the one guy capable of singlehandedly winning the game for them if we continue to let him have open looks, especially from beyond the arc.
OsoVerde
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If we can avoid turnovers and keep someone on ramsey, we should win.
DanaDane
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Yikes. I had forgotten how short Fran is.
Johnny Bear
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Early on, Butler isn't helping.
 
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