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No. 2 Baylor (2-0) faces No. 5 Illinois (3-0) in Jimmy V Classic

November 30, 2020
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#2 Baylor (2-0) squares off against #5 Illinois (3-0) Wednesday night at 9pm CST as part of the Jimmy V Classic.  The first game will feature #1 Gonzaga (2-0) vs #11 West Virginia (3-0).  The games are televised on ESPN.  

KenPom Prediction:  Baylor 76 Illinois 70


Coaches

Illinois:  Brad Underwood (56); 159-75 overall (50-49 at Illinois); 4 NCAAs

Baylor:  Scott Drew (50); 366-222 overall (345-211 at Baylor); 8 NCAAs; 4 Sweet 16s; 2 Elite 8s

Head to Head:  Drew 4-0


Illinois Starters

Name Pos Class Ht/Wt PPG RPG APG FG% 3pt% FT%
Ayo Dosunmu PG JR 6-5/200 25.7 7.7 6.7 56 43 77
Trent Frazier SG SR 6-2/175 9.3 3.7 2.7 40 47 63
Adam Miller SF FR 6-3/180 18.0 2.3 1.0 59 47 80
Da’monte Williams PF SR 6-3/215 7.3 8.0 3.3 54 67 67
Kofi Cockburn C SO 7-0/285 15.0 11.7 0.3 64 0 68

Illinois Bench

Name Pos Class Ht/Wt PPG RPG APG FG% 3pt% FT%
Giorgi Bezhanishvili C JR 6-9/245 5.0 3.7 1.3 50 0 25
Andre Curbello G FR 6-1/175 9.7 3.7 2.3 40 47 63
Jacob Grandison F JR 6-6/205 4.0 5.0 1.3 50 50 0

Baylor Starters

Name Pos Class Ht/Wt PPG RPG APG FG% 3pt% FT%
Davion Mitchell PG JR 6-2/205 12.0 4.5 6.5 53 43 50
Jared Butler SG JR 6-3/195 18.5 3.0 4.5 60 58 0
MaCio Teague SF SR 6-4/195 18.0 6.5 2.5 50 39 50
Mark Vital PF SR 6-5/250 6.5 8.5 3.0 60 0 33
Flo Thamba C JR 6-10/245 3.0 4.5 0 40 0 33

Baylor Bench

Name Pos Class Ht/Wt PPG RPG APG FG% 3pt% FT%
Adam Flagler G SO 6-3/180 14.5 3.0 4.0 55 50 0
Jon Tchamwa F SO 6-8/245 9.0 8.0 0.5 50 0 100
Matt Mayer F JR 6-9/225 7.0 3.5 1.5 43 33 50
LJ Cryer G FR 6-1/185 8.5 1.0 0.5 67 71  

 

 

 

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No. 2 Baylor (2-0) faces No. 5 Illinois (3-0) in Jimmy V Classic

11,493 Views | 196 Replies | Last: 1 mo ago by GIFbear
IowaBear
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1) Contain Ayo
2) Limit Cockburns impact
3) Control the glass on both ends
4) Limit turnovers
5) Bears win
CTbruin
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......and don't look ahead to the zags.
MrGolfguy
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Just win Bears!
GIFbear
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Should we be concerned about Cockburns shutting down our ability to get to the hole?
Sic em
william
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lomers with the tip.

- BUmma

go bears!
Michibear
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GIFbear said:

Should we be concerned about Cockburns shutting down our ability to get to the hole?
Texasjeremy
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PER 40 MIN STATS SO FAR (PLAYERS THAT HAVE AVERAGED AT LEAST 10 MIN PER GAME)

BAYLOR (2 GAMES - LOUSIANA / WASHINGTON)
POINTS
27.6 - Jared Butler
27.4 - LJ Cryer
23.7 - Matthew Mayer
23.5 - MaCio Teague
22.0 - Adam Flagler
20.6 - Jonathan Tchamwa Tchatchoua
16.4 - Davion Mitchell
12.4 - Mark Vital
6.8 - Flo Thamba

REBOUNDS
18.3 - Jonathan Tchamwa Tchatchoua
16.3 - Mark Vital
11.9 - Matthew Mayer
10.2 - Flo Thamba
8.5 - MaCio Teague
5.5 - Davion Mitchell
4.5 - Jared Butler
4.5 - Adam Flagler
3.2 - LJ Cryer

ASSISTS
8.9 - Davion Mitchell
6.7 - Jared Butler
6.1 - Adam Flagler
5.7 - Mark Vital
5.1 - Matthew Mayer
3.3 - MaCio Teague
1.6 - LJ Cryer
1.1 - Jonathan Tchamwa Tchatchoua

STEALS
3.7 - Jared Butler
3.2 - LJ Cryer
2.9 - Mark Vital
2.7 - Davion Mitchell

BLOCKS
2.9 - Mark Vital
1.5 - Jared Butler
1.1 - Jonathan Tchamwa Tchatchoua
1.1 - Flo Thamba

TURNOVERS
0.0 - LJ Cryer
0.8 - Adam Flagler
1.1 - Flo Thamba
2.6 - MaCio Teague
3.4 - Matthew Mayer
3.4 - Davion Mitchell
3.4 - Jonathan Tchamwa Tchatchoua
3.7 - Jared Butler
4.8 - Mark Vital

PERSONAL FOULS
0.0 - MaCio Teague
1.6 - LJ Cryer
1.7 - Matthew Mayer
2.3 - Adam Flagler
2.7 - Davion Mitchell
3.7 - Jared Butler
4.5 - Flo Thamba
4.8 - Mark Vital
5.7 - Jonathan Tchamwa Tchatchoua

ILLINOIS (3 GAMES - NC A&T / CHICAGO STATE / OHIO)
POINTS
33.8 - Ayo Dosunmu
26.9 - Kofi Cockburn
25.7 - Adam Miller
23.2 - Andre Curbelo
13.3 - Trent Frazier
12.2 - Da'Monte Williams
12.0 - Giorgi Bezhanishvili
11.4 - Jacob Grandison

REBOUNDS
20.9 - Kofi Cockburn
14.3 - Jacob Grandison
13.3 - Da'Monte Williams
10.1 - Ayo Dosunmu
8.8 - Giorgi Bezhanishvili
8.8 - Andre Curbelo
5.2 - Trent Frazier
3.3 - Adam Miller

ASSISTS
8.8 - Ayo Dosunmu
5.6 - Andre Curbelo
5.6 - Da'Monte Williams
3.8 - Trent Frazier
3.8 - Jacob Grandison
3.2 - Giorgi Bezhanishvili
1.4 - Adam Miller
0.6 - Kofi Cockburn

STEALS
1.9 - Jacob Grandison
1.6 - Andre Curbelo
1.3 - Ayo Dosunmu
1.1 - Da'Monte Williams
1.0 - Trent Frazier
0.8 - Giorgi Bezhanishvili
0.6 - Kofi Cockburn
0.5 - Adam Miller

BLOCKS
1.8 - Kofi Cockburn
1.6 - Giorgi Bezhanishvili
1.0 - Jacob Grandison
0.5 - Trent Frazier

TURNOVERS
1.0 - Trent Frazier
1.7 - Da'Monte Williams
1.9 - Jacob Grandison
2.4 - Giorgi Bezhanishvili
2.6 - Ayo Dosunmu
2.9 - Adam Miller
6.0 - Kofi Cockburn
8.0 - Andre Curbelo

PERSONAL FOULS
1.9 - Jacob Grandison
1.9 - Adam Miller
2.2 - Da'Monte Williams
2.6 - Ayo Dosunmu
3.6 - Kofi Cockburn
3.8 - Trent Frazier
4.0 - Giorgi Bezhanishvili
6.4 - Andre Curbelo
IowaBear
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Been waiting anxiously for this day! Chance to see just how good the Bears are. I think we need 20 pets between Vital/Thamba/JTT get that and I like our chances. Also a gut feeling Matt Mayer will play a deciding role in this game tonight! Go bears beat the Illini
vanillabryce
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It's every man's duty to limit Cockburn.
Michibear
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Heard from my father-in-law who lives in the general vicinity of Illinois and who watches an occasional basketball game that Illinois is very good.

I hope we are ready.
Texasjeremy
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SCORES SO FAR (Ranked by KenPom Rankings)

BAYLOR (2-0) ----- AVG OPP RANKING: 134.5, AVG SCORING MARGIN: +32.0)
#101 Washington - WIN 86-52
#168 Louisiana - WIN 112-82

ILLINOIS (3-0) ----- AVG OPP RANKING: 248.3, AVG SCORING MARGIN: +41.0)
#119 Ohio - WIN 77-75
#271 North Carolina A&T - WIN 122-60
#355 Chicago State - WIN 97-38
IowaBear
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It's go time! Get a W boys
HoustonBear15
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Mitchell can't handle the ball tonight
ImABearToo
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Nerves early.
DanaDane
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Man, we needed Dainja to be eligible. JTT getting pushed around like he's a rail by the big dude from Illinois. Get Thamba back in there.
Michibear
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ESPN >>>> FloHoops.com
DanaDane
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Michibear said:

ESPN >>>> FloHoops.com

LOL. Understatement of the year! I don't feel like I'm watching half the game from a submarine.
Yeek
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Getting rejected like crazy at the rim
DanaDane
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Butler has some sweet moves to the bucket. Love his little floaters.
IowaBear
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Yeek said:

Getting rejected like crazy at the rim

But but we don't need a legit big, we have 5 stud guards at least that's what seems to be the consensus
DanaDane
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This is the Mayer I've been waiting to see for a few years!!!!!!
DanaDane
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IowaBear said:

Yeek said:

Getting rejected like crazy at the rim

But but we don't need a legit big, we have 5 stud guards at least that's what seems to be the consensus
You saw Dainja in HS, right? I'm not getting good vibes from JTT in terms of being intimidating. Does Dainja possess that ability?
IowaBear
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DanaDane said:

IowaBear said:

Yeek said:

Getting rejected like crazy at the rim

But but we don't need a legit big, we have 5 stud guards at least that's what seems to be the consensus
You saw Dainja in HS, right? I'm not getting good vibes from JTT in terms of being intimidating. Does Dainja possess that ability?

Saw him several times. Most intimidating player every time I saw him. Granted that may change at this level but I saw him against good competition
DanaDane
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JTT is clueless on how to box out. Jeez, get someone else in there. He's killing us.
Yeek
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We're gonna be in trouble defending the post this season
IowaBear
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Yeek said:

We're gonna be in trouble defending the post this season

Bingo!! We needed Dain if no other reason then he's a body. Not to mention he's going to be way better then these two! Flo is a Junior already and there's been minimal improvement which is surprising
DanaDane
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YES! Mitchell coming to life. Good sign.
DanaDane
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Flagler is assuming the old Mayer role -- step off the bench and just bomb shots up with no one near the basket. Let's see LJ.
Michibear
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Been waiting for the three to fall!
ImABearToo
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Isn't there a seven foot freshman on the bench? He ever play?
DanaDane
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ImABearToo said:

Isn't there a seven foot freshman on the bench? He ever play?
Rail thin. The big dude from Illinois might break him in half. Give him a few years and some time to put on some weight and hopefully he can be a force.
vanillabryce
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Ref 40 feet away called that on Vital
DanaDane
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I'm starting to think we have a better chance on the boards with Mayer than Thamba or JTT.
DanaDane
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Good lord, GET......HIM........OFF........THE........FLOOR
Yeek
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JTT doesn't dunk that smh
 
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