The New Orleans Privateers visit Ferrell Center in Waco, Texas on Saturday to play the Baylor Bears. New Orleans fell to 5-5 on the season following a 99-57 loss to Pittsburgh. The Privateers trailed 52-26 at the half and could not muster a rally during the second half. New Orleans turned over the ball 22 times that resulted in 32 Panthers points. Bryson Robinson led the Privateers with 11 points.
Baylor is 7-4 on the season following its 57-47 win over Oregon last Friday. The Bears were led by Makai Mason who scored 14 points. Baylor led 28-16 at the half and increased that to 16 points during the second half, but Oregon cut the deficit to just two points at 47-45 with 3:32 to play. However the Bears ended the game on a 10-2 run to win by 10 points.
Ezekiel Charles leads New Orleans in scoring with an average of 11.2 points per game. Gerrale Gates is the leader in rebounding with an average of 5.4 per game, while Damion Rosser leads the Privateers in assists with an average of 2.5 per game. New Orleans is shooting 46.2% from the field and 31.4% from 3-point territory.
Makai Mason leads the Bears in scoring with an average of 14.1 points per game. The leading rebounder is Mark Vital with an average of 8.3 per game, while King McClure leads the Bears in assists with an average of 2.5 per game. Baylor is shooting 44.1% from the field and 27.9% from 3-point territory.