The Baylor Bears go back on the road Monday night ranked number 17 in the nation with sixteen wins on the year riding a six game-winning streak after a 3 point victory against Arkansas. Defensively Baylor did just enough allowing only 64 points on 50.9% shooting and Baylor forced 15 turnovers to the victory. Offensively Baylor did struggle scoring only 67 points on 33.9% shooting but knocked down 21 free throws to score 40 points in the second half leading to the victory.
Keyonte George is the offensive leader for Baylor this season averaging 17.2 points per game on 38.5% shooting from the floor. Adam Flagler is second on the team scoring 15.5 points and leads the team averaging 4.9 assists, while LJ Cryer chips in 14.5 points per game is the only other player in double figures. Big man Jalen Bridges leads Baylor averaging 5.7 rebounds per game to go along with 9.6 points as well.
The Texas Longhorns go back home Monday night with seventeen wins on the year following an 11 point loss against Tennessee. Offensively Texas did shoot the ball well making 44.9% of their shots but made only 70.6% of their free throws and turned the ball over nine times in the loss. Defensively Texas was obliterated as Tennessee port in 42 points in the second half to score 82 points overall on 55.6% shooting of 31.6% from beyond the arc.
Marcus Carr is the offensive leader for Texas this season averaging 17.3 points per game on 45.9% shooting to go along with a team leading 4.2 assists as well. Sir’Jabari Rice averages a second best 10.5 points, while Tyrese Hunter is averaging 10.1 points as the 4th Texas player in double figures. Big man Timmy Allen averages 10.5 points per game to go along with a team leading 5.1 rebounds as well.