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MBB/FB Doubleheader GAME DAY -- Baylor vs. Texas Tech, Baylor vs. #10 Louisville

There's a lot going on this Black Friday in the world of Baylor Athletics.

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MBB VS. #10 LOUSVILLE -- 2:30 CT on ESPN

No. 20/rv Baylor (5-0) vs. 10/10 Louisville (5-0)
Nov. 25, 2016 | 2:30 p.m. CT
Paradise Island, Bahamas | Imperial Arena (3,500)


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First thing first, the Baylor MBB will take on #10 Louisville for the Battle 4 Atlantis title today at 2:30 PM on ESPN.  That's about two hours from now, and we'll have a game thread for you here since you're just eating and chilling, anyway.  Don't lie to ODB. This will be both teams' third game in three days, so I wouldn't expect a lot of crisp play early.  These guys are going to be gassed.

Winning this game to get to 6-0 would be huge for Baylor's resume on the young season, as well as one of the best wins in recent Baylor history (along with, of course, our win earlier this season over Oregon).  It would also give Scott Drew his third regular-season tournament title at Baylor.

No. 20 MBB Takes On No. 10 Louisville For Battle 4 Atlantis Title - Baylor Official Athletic Site
The Official Athletic Site of the Baylor University - No. 20 Baylor men's basketball takes on No. 10 Louisville in the Battle 4 Atlantis championship game at 2:30 p.m. CT Friday. The game will be televised live nationally on ESPN from Atlantis Resort in Paradise Island, Bahamas.

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Louisville basketball will play Baylor for the Battle 4 Atlantis title on Friday.

Atlantis final pits No. 10 Louisville vs. No. 20 Baylor (Nov 25, 2016) | FOX Sports
The 2016 Battle for Atlantis boasted one of the best collection of programs of any in-season tournament. Atlantis organizers landed their dream matchup, the two highest-ranked teams facing each other in the final with No. 10 Louisville (5-0) facing off against No. 20 Baylor (5-0) Friday at 3:30 p.m. ET at Imperial Arena at Atlantis in the Bahamas.

Louisville vs. Baylor game preview: Top 20 teams take the court in Battle 4 Atlantis title game - Card Chronicle
Go Cards.

Baylor-Louisville Preview and Game Thread - Our Daily Bears
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That's just a bit about the game.


NR/NR/NR BAYLOR (6-4, 3-4) vs. NR/NR/NR Texas Tech (4-7, 2-6)
Nov. 25, 2016 | 5 p.m. CT
Arlington, Texas | AT&T Stadium (80,000)

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That's right, it's an all-Baylor afternoon on ESPN beginning at 2:30.  At 5, the 6-4 Bears take on the 4-7 Texas Tech Red Raiders in what will be the second-to-last and last game of the team's respective seasons.

We've not paid much attention to this game here on ODB this week for somewhat obvious reasons: we're 6-4 and interest in the season is waning, and it feels like most people are just running out the clock until we hire our next coach. That could happen any day, by the way.

But it's still Baylor Football, and the guys that will take the field today deserve our respect and attention.  So I hope everyone joins us at 5 PM for the game thread here on ODB if you aren't going to the game itself.  Just a reminder -- this one is happening in Arlington because nobody wants to go to Lubbock if they can avoid it.

If you're looking for predictions on the outcome, I have no idea.  There's so much up in the air about this team right now that I can't say with any assurance whatsoever how they'll play.  But I would expect a lot of rushing attempts today against Texas Tech's defense to try to make things easier on Zach Smith.  I mean a lot.

Football Takes On Texas Tech in Arlington - Baylor Official Athletic Site

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Baylor offense vs. Texas Tech defense

Bears hope Arlington site will help them right ship against Tech - Baylor Bears Football
This will be the sixth straight year Baylor has faced Texas Tech at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, but the trip to Jerry World never gets old.

Baylor Bears vs. Texas Tech Red Raiders Game Preview and Prediction
The Baylor Bears became bowl eligible over a month ago; but they havent won a game since. Texas Tech saw its postseason hopes end with a 66-10...

And a few tweets just to get things going:

(Basketball, obviously. We're going to be flipping around a bit in this Tweets section.)

So this is pretty legit.

Fewer tweets than I expected, but that's where we are.  See you at 2:30 for the MBB game!