The Baylor Baptist Bears travel to historic Gallagher Iba Arena today to take on an Oklahoma State team coming off their first road win in 2 years. The Bears absolutely manhandled the Cowboys in Waco back on January 14, so it's interesting that the Cowboys are just a 6 point dog. Can the Cowboys compete with the bigger, longer Bears?
History says yes. Baylor hasn't won in Stillwater in nine years. The Cowboys are 24-2 All Time against the Bears in Stilly. But will it matter?
Like every other game from here on out, it's going to come down to 2 things. Can Le'Bryan Nash play like the Big 12 Freshman of the year and can Keiton Page hit his shots. If both players are "on" we can essentially get into a shootout of sorts, like we did with Missouri. The home crowd at GIA helps a lot in a shootout type game because the players feed off of the energy. This makes it hard for even really good teams to win close games against us.
That being said, we won't stand a chance if either of those guys have a bad day. We just don't have the depth to support that. So you'll likely know within the first 5 minutes whether or not we've come to play. Something tells me we will, but Baylor is just a little too good.
Final Score Prediction? Baylor 62 Oklahoma State 56