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Game: Baylor Bears vs Kansas Jayhawks
Date: Saturday, February 18, 2023
Location: Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, KS
Allen Fieldhouse is the location where the Kansas Jayhawks (21-5) will try to defeat the Baylor Bears (20-6) on Saturday.
The Baylor Bears took the court against West Virginia and earned the victory with a final of 79-67 in their last game. In reference to fouls, the Bears ended up with 16 while West Virginia recorded 15 fouls. They made 7 of their 21 attempts from three-point range. West Virginia finished 75.0% at the charity stripe by knocking down 12 of 16 tries. In addition, West Virginia snagged 28 boards (14 offensive, 14 defensive), but wasn't able to record a rejection. West Virginia doled out 18 dimes and had 8 steals in this contest. In relation to defense, Baylor allowed their opponent to shoot 45.3% from the field on 24 of 53 shooting. They also doled out 19 assists for the game as well as creating 11 turnovers and getting 6 steals. When discussing grabbing boards, they collected a total of 23 with 9 of them being of the offensive sort. At the charity stripe, the Bears made 13 of their 15 attempts for a rate of 86.7%. Baylor finished with a 51.0% field goal percentage (26 of 51) and knocked down 14 out of their 27 shots from distance.
LJ Cryer is someone who was a major factor in the game. He ended up with 26 points on 8 out of 12 shooting. He was on the court for 35 mins played and also totaled 1 rebound. He went 66.7% from the floor but had no assists when the game ended.
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Baylor enters this game with a mark of 20-6 so far this season. They cough up possession 12.0 times per contest and as a unit they are committing 17.3 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Baylor is grabbing 35.4 rebounds per game and has totaled 395 dimes this season, which has them ranked 61st in the country in terms of passing the rock. The Bears are shooting 36.4% from downtown (245 of 674) and 75.6% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 78.8 pts per game (33rd in D-1) while shooting 45.1% from the field.
Defensively, the Bears have forced 14.2 turnovers per game and they draw 19.0 personal fouls. They are conceding 32.5% on 3-pointers and they are 162nd in college basketball in points per game allowed (69.0). The Bears defensively are allowing a shooting percentage of 44.8% (648 of 1,446) and they relinquish 31.4 boards per game as a team. They currently rank 315th in college basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 388 relinquished for the season.
The last time they took the court, the Kansas Jayhawks took home the win by a final score of 87-76 when they faced Oklahoma State. The Jayhawks recorded 19 defensive boards and 5 offensive boards totaling 24 for the contest. They coughed up the ball 9 times, while recording 11 steals in this contest. Oklahoma State was called for 15 fouls in this game which took the Jayhawks to the free throw line for a total of 13 attempts. They were able to bury 9 of them for a clip of 69.2%. With regard to shots from 3-point land, Kansas converted 8 out of their 22 tries (36.4%). When the final whistle blew, the Jayhawks went 35 out of 65 from the field which had them shooting 53.8%. The Jayhawks permitted Oklahoma State to knock down 27 out of their 54 tries from the field which gave them a rate of 50.0% in this game. They wrapped up this game 47.1% from distance by hitting 8 out of 17 and ended up going 14 out of 22 from the free throw line (63.6%). In reference to rebounds, Kansas permitted Oklahoma State to collect 30 in all (10 offensive).
Gradey Dick ended up being important for the Jayhawks for this contest. He converted 10 out of 17 for the game for a field goal percentage of 58.8%, and earned 3 rebounds. He earned 26 points in his 38 mins on the court and had 3 assists in this contest.
Kansas has a mark of 21-5 on the year. As an offensive team, the Jayhawks are connecting on 46.9% from the field, which is ranked 56th in the nation. Kansas has accounted for 1,991 points this season (76.6 per game) and they pull in 36.5 boards per game. They are earning an assist 17.2 times per contest (10th in college basketball) and they turn it over 12.6 times per contest. The Jayhawks commit 17.0 fouls per contest and they hit 72.0% from the charity stripe.
The Jayhawks on defense are ranked 140th in D-1 in PPG given up with 68.2. They are able to force 14.8 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 41.3% from the field (57th in D-1). The Kansas defense concedes 31.9% on shots from beyond the perimeter (174 of 546) and their opponents are converting on 72.6% of their free throw shots. They have allowed 11.0 dimes and 34.5 rebounds per contest, which is 56th and 214th in college hoops.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Kansas
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