The Baylor Bears (12-6, 2-4) will need to steal a win or two on the road in conference to earn a seed in the Tournament, having already given up a game on their home floor against TCU. That’s tough in the Big XII, and never tougher than against the Kansas Jayhawks (15-3, 5-1) on their home floor. Kansas has been more vulnerable this year than in seasons past, but Lawrence is still one of the hardest places to win in all of college basketball. If the threes start to fall for Kansas against the Bears’ zone, this game could get out of hand quickly. We’ll see if Drew switches the defense up to put pressure on the perimeter, by far the strength of Kansas’ offense.
On Baylor’s part, they will need a big game from Manu Lecomte and the bigs, who should have the advantage against KU’s rather thin front court rotation. King McClure has had ups and downs in conference play, but he has shown the ability to step up in tough games throughout his career. If Baylor has any chance of taking its season to another level, it could very well depend on McClure’s ability to score the ball efficiently.
If you’re looking for an outstanding preview, be sure to check out KKaut’s piece.
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