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Postgame Takeaways: #2 Baylor 68, #15 Texas Tech 60

January 16, 2021
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#2 Baylor (12-0; 5-0) wins their 5th game in the last 6 against Chris Beard and the #15 Texas Tech Red Raiders (11-4; 4-3) 68-60 in Lubbock.  Next up for the Bears is a Big Monday match-up in Waco 1/18 at 8pm CST on ESPN.  

Positives:

  • Jared Butler had a rough offensive output (2-11 from the field with 7 turnovers) but Mitchell (19 points), Flagler (15 points) and Teague (12 points) picked up the slack.  
  • The Bears forced 20 Texas Tech turnovers and held the Red Raiders to 6-24 from 3.  They also attempted 8 more free throws than Texas Tech.
  • Baylor’s bench outscored Texas Tech 25-5.  That was a HUGE factor in the win.  
  • Mac McClung “got his” but it took 18 shots for him to score 24 points and he had zero assists with 5 turnovers.  
  • Held Texas Tech to 0.86 points per possession.  The Bears now have the #1 defense on KenPom.  

Needs Improvement

  • 16 turnovers to 6 assists
  • Outrebounded 42-37 and gave up 18 offensive rebounds.  
  • Seemed like Texas Tech won the 50/50 balls all game long.  
  • Mark Vital was 2-2 from the foul line but the rest of the team was only 11-20.  That needs to improve.  

You can’t win 36 in a row until you win 13 in a row!  Beat Kansas!  

 
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