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WBB Pre-Game: Baylor @ WVU

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Bears travel to Morgantown to start conference play.

NCAA BASKETBALL: APR 07 Women’s Div I National Championship - Notre Dame v Baylor Photo by Mary Holt/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The #7 Lady Bears travelled yesterday to Morgantown to start conference play tonight at 6pm against West Virginia.

Baylor (2-1, 0-0)

  • Baylor hasn’t lost consecutive games since 2015.
  • Look for Dijonai Carrington to POTENTIALLY start for the first time this season since transferring from Stanford. The Senior guard played a season high 25 minutes @ Arkansas.

West Virginia (4-0, 0-0)

  • West Virginia is coming off a win vs Tennessee on Sunday.
  • WVU shoots the ball well from deep, at almost 42%. The Mountaineers have held their opponents to only 19% from 3pt range. Ironically, they do not shoot the ball well from the free throw line at only 66% for the season.
  • Baylor should be able to force turnovers, as West Virginia turns it over roughly 16 times per contest.
  • Junior guard Jasmine Carson was granted immediate eligibility by the NCAA on Tuesday. Carson transferred from Georgia Tech, where she scored 6.7 points per game.

Prediction

The Bears looked a little rough around the edges against Arkansas, but I suspect that was due mostly to foul trouble and continued poor 3pt shooting.

Expect Baylor to win the rebounding metrics. Hope the shooting comes back from long range. (Baylor is shooting only 16% from 3 so far this season, but we don’t have to talk about it too much if we don’t want.)

Bears win ugly against a solid defensive team, 57-50.