2022 Tournament PreviewBaylor lost the core of last year's national championship squad and then lost four-star freshman Langston Love and 6-8 junior Jonathan Tchamwa Tchatchoua to knee injuries this season, but coach Scott Drew still guided the Bears to a share of the Big 12 regular-season title and a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. And that was without leading-scorer LJ Cryer for 11 of the last 12 games because of a foot injury. The Bears are at least resilient. Baylor ranks top 15 in both offensive and defensive efficiency, per KenPom, with one loss outside Quad 1. Adam Flagler (13.4 ppg) has made 70 three-pointers, shooting 39.3 percent from long range, while Arizona transfer James Akinjo (13.4 ppg, 5.7 apg) appears healthy after playing through back injury. Baylor protects the glass with 6-10 senior Flo Thamba (6.2 ppg, 5.6 rpg), 6-9 senior Matthew Mayer (9.4 ppg, 5.0 rpg) and 6-8 five-star freshman Kendall Brown (10.0 ppg, 4.9 rpg), ranking seventh in offensive rebounding rate. The Bears were upset early in the Big 12 tournament, but it would be unwise to underestimate them, especially if Cryer returns.
Scouting Report Offense Defense
Efficiency N/A N/A
Pace 68.6 (142)
Effective FG% 52.76 (57) 47.81 (77)
Turnover % 15.20 (98) 20.28 (15)
Off Reb % 36.33 (7) 28.83 (211)
FTA/FGA 29.00 (221) 27.75 (106)
3P% 34.29 (130) 30.22 (31)
2P% 53.58 (41) 49.21 (158)
FT% 69.70 (244) 70.29 (98)
3PA/FGA 38.36 (158) 36.21 (129)
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Rankings
AP Poll: #4 Coaches Poll: #4 NET: #5 RPI: #11 RW: #1
Record
Overall: (27-7) Conference: (14-4) Quad 1: (11-6) Quad 2: (8-1) Quad 3: (2-0) Quad 4: (6-0)
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