The No. 1 team in the country takes its 22-game winning streak on the road when Baylor faces Oklahoma in Norman on Tuesday night. Baylor extended its perfect start to Big 12 play when it beat No. 14, West Virginia, by double digits on Saturday. Oklahoma is coming off a tough road loss at No. 3 Kansas. The Sooners gave the Bears a challenge in the first meeting of the season, losing by four on the road.
Bears continue to stay hotBaylor has not lost since a Nov. 8 setback against Washington in the second game of the season. Since then, the Bears have rattled off 22 wins in a row. That streak has included wins against ranked opponents like Villanova, Butler, Arizona, Texas Tech, Kansas and West Virginia. Saturday’s win over the Mountaineers marked the end of one streak, though. Junior MaCio Teague, who had played in 90 consecutive games, missed the contest due to a wrist injury. He is one of three players scoring in double figures. Baylor was able to get the job done without him, though, leading 53-25 at one point in the second half before eventually winning 70-59.
Baylor is No. 1 in the @AP_Top25 for a 5th consecutive week❗️— Baylor Basketball (@BaylorMBB) February 17, 2020
That ties the longest stretch at No. 1 by any team since Kentucky in 2015.
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Sophomore guard Jared Butler is scoring 15.3 points per game and is dishing out 3.0 assists per game. Butler has made a team-high 60 3-pointers on 158 attempts from downtown. Teague is adding 14.4 points per game and 5.0 rebounds per game. Sophomore guard Davion Mitchell is one of the best defenders in college basketball. Mitchell is also scoring 10.0 points per game and is dishing out a team-high 3.6 assists per game. Senior forward Freddie Gillespie is the leading rebounder with 8.8 boards per contest. Gillespie is the fourth-leading scorer with 9.7 points per game.
Sooners coming off loss to KansasOklahoma had its two-game winning streak snapped in a road loss to No. 3 Kansas on Saturday. The Sooners were coming off a pair of wins against No. 13 West Virginia and Iowa State at home. Last Wednesday’s win over the Cyclones was one of Oklahoma’s best wins of the season, boat-racing Iowa State in a 90-61 decision. The Sooners were unable to carry that momentum into one of the nation’s toughest atmospheres, losing by 17 points on Saturday at Kansas. They were determined to let Marcus Garrett shoot 3-pointers, so Garrett responded with a career-high six 3-pointers.
Do you think @BradyManek likes playing at home?— Oklahoma Basketball (@OU_MBBall) February 17, 2020
In his last four games at LNC he's producing 22.5 points + 7.0 rebounds while sinking an 𝙖𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙖𝙜𝙚 of 5.3 treys a game (at a rate of 60%). pic.twitter.com/DmHaKHLIFZ
Junior forward Brady Manek leads Oklahoma with 15.6 points per game and 6.3 rebounds per game. He is easily the Sooners’ best outside shooter, as he is one of the best in the conference. Manek has made 41.9 percent of his 155 attempts from downtown. Senior forward Kristian Doolittle is scoring 15.5 points per game and is the leading rebounder with 9.1 boards per game. He has made 40.3 percent of his 62 attempts from distance. Junior guard Austin Reaves is also in double figures, scoring 14.1 points per game and grabbing 5.0 rebounds per game. He is tied for a team-high with 2.9 assists per contest.
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