clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Baylor Bears @ Oregon Ducks Game Thread

The Bears face their first road opponent on the season. Can they leave Eugene with a dub?

Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
No. 22/21 Baylor (1-0) at rv/rv Oregon (1-0)
Nov. 16, 2015 | 10:30 p.m. CT
Eugene, Ore. | Matthew Knight Arena (12,364)


Radio: ESPN Central Texas
Watch | Gametracker Gametracker | Tickets Listen Online | Tickets Tickets | Tickets Baylor Notes | Tickets Oregon Notes


Opponent: Oregon Ducks
Location: Matthew Knight Arena - Eugene, OR
Opponent SBN site: Addicted To Quack
Opponent preview: Here

No, it's not in football, but Baylor and Oregon play tonight!

You can read David Fankhauser's excellent game preview post here. Both teams are 1-0; Baylor punished SFA (a team that's made two straight NCAA tournaments and returned four starters) 97-55 on Friday night with Rico Gathers scoring 18 and five other players reaching double digits.

Oregon beat Jackson State 80-52 the same night with guard Tyler Dorsey dropping 20 points, 18 of which came in the first half. According to everything I've researched, Oregon plays tough, physical defense. They recorded 9 blocks against JSU and F Chris Boucher had five of them. Not too shabby.

I was lucky enough to watch Baylor play basketball in person for the first time in five years on Friday night, and I must say I was in love with the seemingly complete game we played. I have no complaints whatsoever; all around, we executed a perfect game against a solid SFA squad. Let's see if we can do the same thing tonight.

DARTHBEAR'S SPICY HOT TAEK: Lot's of defense in this game. I predict that neither team will surpass 70, and Rico has a big night grabbing boards. The matchup between Taurean Prince and Chris Boucher will undoubtedly be a great one, so keep your eyes peeled on those two. Baylor has 3 players reach double-digits and pull away with a strong second half.

The Bears come and take it. 63-52 Baylor.

As Fank pointed out in his preview, here are the projected starters for the game.


  • G - Lester Medford (SR | 11 | Tucson, AZ)
  • G - Ish Wainright (JR | 24 | Kansas City, MO)
  • G - Al Freeman (SO | 25 | Charlotte, NC)
  • F - Rico Gathers (SR | 2 | LaPlace, LA)
  • F - Taurean Prince (SR | 21 | San Antonio, TX)


  • G - Casey Benson (SO | 2 | Tempe, AZ)
  • G - Tyler Dorsey (FR | 5 | Los Angeles, CA)
  • F - Elgin Cook (SR | 23 | Milwaukee, WI)
  • F - Dillon Brooks (SO | 24 | Mississauga, ON)
  • C - Chris Boucher (SR | 25 | Montreal, QC)

Vote on your score prediction, or leave it in the comments! Let's talk shootyhoops!


Who wins, and by what margin?

This poll is closed

  • 16%
    Baylor, big (15+)
    (6 votes)
  • 16%
    Baylor (8-15)
    (6 votes)
  • 25%
    Baylor, close (1-7)
    (9 votes)
  • 36%
    Oregon, close (1-7)
    (13 votes)
  • 5%
    Oregon (8-15)
    (2 votes)
  • 0%
    Oregon, big (15+)
    (0 votes)
36 votes total Vote Now