The Baylor Bears will host the Iowa State Cyclones on Saturday at the Ferrell Center looking for their 13th win in 15 match-ups in Waco, with the Cyclones.
Baylor trying to snap a four-game skid their longest since 2014 coming off a heart-breaking loss to the Oklahoma Sooners on Tuesday night. The loss was their third straight conference road loss by 3 points or less. The Big 12 is one of the deepest conferences in the country with 9 of the conference’s 10-teams inside the RPI top-100.
With such a strong league from top-to-bottom it doesn’t give the Bears a chance to catch their breath in the midst of a four-game slide, Junior Jake Lindsey isn’t used to prolonged stretches like this, but knows that depth a strength of the Big 12 Conference.
“It’s hard to say parity because Kansas has won it every year, but I mean 1-10 this league is legit, and we found that out the first half,” Lindsey said.
After their big night at Oklahoma offensively, Coach drew is looking for consistency at both ends of the floor.
“Nuni was 6 for 6, from three last game that’s tremendous,” Drew said about Nuni Omot’s offensive production. “What you hope for is 3 for 6 every game so you know what you can count on and what you can get. That’s whe defensively and rebounding and taking care of the basketball is so important, because shooting a lot of times can come and go but with your defense your rebounding taking care of the balls, that allows you to win on nights where your shooting isn’t on.”
Baylor is 23-2 at home against unranked opponents over the past two years, as the Cyclones come to town at 7:00pm on Saturday night.