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Postgame Takeaways: #2 Baylor 83, #6 Texas 69

February 2, 2021

#2 Baylor (17-0; 9-0) uses a couple of big second half runs to bury the #6 Texas Longhorns (11-4; 5-3) in Austin.  The Bears were led by Davion Mitchell's 27 points and 11-21 from 3 point range.  Baylor now has a 3 game margin in the loss column in their hunt for a Big12 title.  

Tristan Wilson and Ashley Hodge break down the performance in the postgame podcast.


  • Composure, Baylor never lost its composure.  Took care of the basketball (only 12 turnovers); went toe to toe on the glass (27-26 Texas) and answered every Texas run with a big run.  
  • Plenty of praise to go around but Davion Mitchell played a near flawless game with 27 points, 4 assists, 1 turnover and his normal incredible defense.  
  • Baylor’s bench outscores Texas 17-4 and a 10-5 advantage on the glass.  
  • Free throw defense (3-14).  ELITE!!  
  • Officiating, despite the lack of free throws for Baylor, the officials let the players decide the game and that is all you can ask for.  
  • Butler, Teague and Vital locked in during crunch time.  

Needs Improvement

  • Finishing in the paint, got some easy looks in transition and at the end of the game but our guys struggled to convert a lot of the game inside 
  • Interior defense has its struggles, plenty of opportunity to improve in that area
  • Get better at drawing contact to get to the foul line.  The game would be easier if we could get more than 4 free throw attempts but I’m grasping for things to complain about.  

Time to go watch Shaka’s presser!  2-10 

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