#21 Oklahoma State @ #16 Baylor - 7PM ET, 6PM CT

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  1. osufanatic4life

    osufanatic4life Well-Known Member
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    The game is about tip in 15 min, didn't see a thread so I thought I'd start one. I don't know if there are any Baylor fans on here, but this game has importance in the Big 12 race (for everyone minus KU & ISU anyway). The pokes are coming off a great week on paper, with wins @UT and vs KU. The Bears are also coming off of an impressive week with big wins vs TCU & @WVU.

    Recap of the game a couple weeks ago in Stillwater.
    - OSU won by 11
    - Ford was able to affectively attack that pesky zone.
    - Hickey caused Cherry a lot of problems
    - OSU surprisingly out rebounded Baylor
    - Baylor had an off night overall, did not play well.

    Expectations for tonight. I fully expect Baylor to ride their momentum and avenge their loss to the pokes in Stillwater. There is little to no chance that we out rebound the Bears again tonight. I'm interested to see what adjustments Drew will make to counter the success we had against his zone earlier in the year. If Nash can get going on the offensive end, we can make it a game. He usually plays well against the Bears. I expect Phil to have a good game, he tends to unless the opponet is wearing a Sooner jersey. If OSU wants to win, we need Newberry, Shine & Solomon all to contribute on offense. I'm not asking for double digits from any of them, but 5-8 points from 2 of the 3 role players is key - doubtful on the road...

    Prediction: 71-63, Bears.
     
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    Both teams off to a less than spectacular start. 7-7 14:45 left in the 1st.
     
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    14-12 with 11:19 left in the 1st. OSU taking too many 3's, what else is new? Baylor getting some good looks.
     
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    33-32 Baylor at half. Cowboys close on a 7-0 run to get within 1. Pokes lucky to be close at half. If the OSU duo of Forte and Nash don't start scoring, it isn't going to be pretty.
     
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    It would be another big win for the pokes. You guys just outplayed us on saturday---hopefully you'll hand baylor another loss and possibly jump up in the rankings
     
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    Thanks, 11. You're right, it would be a huge win for us.
     
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    42-41, Pokes. Forte heating up. Could get interesting.
     
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    Pokes on a 20-6 run, up 52-43 with 12:54 left.
     
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    58-47 pokes with 8:00 left.
     
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    Uh-oh. Baylor is on a run, down to 61-56,OSU. 3:15 left.

    This post was edited on 2/9 8:42 PM by osufanatic4life
     
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    It will be a great win if the Pokes can hold on to win. For some reason I can never root for Baylor.
     
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    CycloneCity,

    I also can't ever bring myself to root for Baylor, unless they are playing the goons...


    68-59 OSU, with 1:26 left.
     
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    Wow big win for this team. Proud of the way this team has come together. We aren't the most talented team in the world, but Travis Ford has us playing some tough, hard-nosed basketball.

    74-65 final
     
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    Grats on the win you guys are fun to watch, but not play against. Much respect to Baylor as well. They are a tough team.
     
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    Travis Ford and Scott Drew have both done a great job with their teams this year. Never thought I'd say that.
     
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    Big win for Ok St. They are pretty solid in the tourney now and working on a decent seed. They really need to try to stay out of an 8/9 game. If they could get to a 6 somehow they could win a couple games. Maybe even a 7 if they get the right 2 seed.
     
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    Great win for the Cowboys. Baylor had been playing well lately. OSU has a good group of starters. I didn't get a chance to watch the game. I'm assuming they zoned you all night..? Such a terrible strategy against OSU. Forte is an assassin and Nash is such a good slasher. You guys could be a dangerous team in March.
     
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    They moved to the high extending zone in the second half. I still can't really tell if it's a 1-3-1 or not, but if you can get the ball on the baseline it basically breaks down the entire defense.

    We made some shots in the 2nd half and played our style of defense. Keys to the game we're forcing Baylor into a lot of TOs and we took care of the ball. Also we we're able to keep their offensive rebounding somewhat in check.

    Pokes continue to impress.
     
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    Pokes looked good in this one. Baylor can be forced into turnovers, and OSU did a terrific job of that, as well as taking care of the ball at the other end.

    OSU shot well in the second half and Baylor couldn't keep up in the end. Ford has them playing really well right now. The zone matches up with some teams better than others, and I think OSU is a terrible matchup for us. Hope we don't see you in the Big XII tourney or we may go 0-3.
     

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