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Postgame Takeaways: #2 Baylor 67 TCU 49

January 9, 2021
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#2 Baylor (11-0; 4-0)  outscores TCU (9-4; 2-3) 40-21 in the second half to claim an 18 point road victory 67-49.  Kyle Stevens and Ashley Hodge breakdown the win.  Baylor hosts West Virginia Tuesday night 1/12 at the Ferrell Center next.  

Positives:

  • If you can’t trust Jared Butler who can you trust???   28 points; 6 rebounds; 4 assists; 5 steals.  All Americans do All American things.
  • Defense was elite on a day where the offense was not as great as it has been.  0.75 points per possession.  Hard to beat with that kind of defense.  
  • Mark Vital, MaCio Teague, Jared Butler, Davion Mitchell now 37-4 as starters.  90% winning percentage, is that good?
  • Thought Mark Vital was terrific.  Defense ELITE.  Offensive rating 108.  That dog will hunt.  
  • Finished strong!  43-39 at 11 minute mark.  Baylor outscored TCU 26-10 the rest of the way.  
  • 22-10 turnover margin... ELITE
  • #1 in KenPom after that win.  Let’s GO!!!

Needs Improvement

  • Bench production has been terrific all year.  Only 6 points in 51 minutes in this one.  I didn’t think any of them played poorly, just didn’t get the opportunities that they normally do to impact the game.  
  • Davion Mitchell’s 3 point shooting.  0-12 in his last 3 games.  Form looks good but almost all of his shots are long.  Need to see some go through the net.  
  • Ball movement... ball is sticking a little.  Need quick passes to work for open looks.  Although I don’t remember any “bad” shot attempts.  
 
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