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#4 Baylor MBB Dominates in Norman

Baylor Basketball cruised to a win in Norman on Friday, beating the Sooners 76-50.

NCAA Basketball: Baylor at Oklahoma Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

For some background, Scott Drew has traditionally selected a school in the more rural areas of Oklahoma to put on the schedule as a way to boost ticket revenue in that area and provide the players of that school some valuable D1 experience.

This year’s schedule featured the Sooners from The University of Oklahoma, based out of Norman, Oklahoma.

It should be noted the Sooners were without their senior leader Jordan Woodard. Woodard, an accomplished scorer, usually tallies 17-18 points per game.

From the very beginning, the Bears brought everything they had. Johnathan Motley started the game with a tip-in and a 3-pointer, on the way to an 11-2 Baylor opening run. Oklahoma would never lead during this ball game.

Defensively, Scott Drew’s squad looks to be one of the most balanced and effective. OU only shot 32% from the field, which showcases the rim protection from Motley and Jo Lual-Acuil. Acuil also added 12 points, one of three different Bears that scored in double figures.

Ho hum. Just another shooting clinic from Manu Lecomte. The transfer guard made 4 of 5 from deep. Tip to other Baylor opponents: you should guard that guy.

At one point, Baylor held a 34-point lead in the second half. It never really felt closer than that. I wish there was a more compelling storyline here, but it was just good ol’ boring domination.

The Bears start conference play Wednesday, January 4th at home versus Iowa State.