MBB Preview: Oklahoma at Baylor

The Sooners (14-6, 5-4) and Bears (12-10, 2-7) will tip-off at 3 p.m. Saturday in Waco.

The Teams
Oklahoma (14-6, 5-4) vs. Baylor (12-10, 2-7) -- 3:01 p.m. (CST) -- Ferrell Center (10,284) -- Waco, Texas

Media
Saturday's game will be televised regionally on ESPN Plus (KOCB 34/Cox 11 in OKC and KJRH 2/Cox 9 in Tulsa). The game is also availabe on the ESPN Fullcourt package. Fred White (play-by-play) and Larry Farmer (analyst) will call the action. The game can be heard on the Sooner Radio network on KOKC 1520 AM in Oklahoma City.

Live Stats

The Matchup
With last week's huge home wins over Texas Tech and Oklahoma State, the Sooners find themselves in sole possession of fifth place in the Big 12 race and back in the discussion for an NCAA Tournament bid.

If that discussion is going to continue Saturday's matchup with Baylor is a must-win against a team they blasted, 91-51, in Norman on January 20. However, the Sooners have yet to win a game on the road in Big 12 play (0-4). The Bears are 11-4 overall at home and 2-2 in conference play.

The Sooners will also put their 25-game winning streak against the Bears on the line. OU leads the all-time series 30-5 overall and have won 13 straight in Waco. OU is also a perfect 21-0 against Baylor since the two schools joined the Big 12.

Game 1 Recap | Oklahoma Game Notes | Baylor Game Notes

Capel on Baylor

"Baylor's a good team. Very good at home. They have really good guards that can beat you off the bounce and shoot the ball. They really shoot the ball well at home and play with a lot of energy. Scott Drew has done a phenomenal job, especially since he's had the adversity he's had since he's had that job. If I'm not mistaken, I think t his may be their first full season of games and allotment of scholarships and things like that.

"We really jumped on them here, shot the ball extremely well and got after them defensively (in the first game). They haven't played all week, so we know they're going to be anxious to get back on the floor and try to exact some revenge against us. We really have to go out with a lot of poise, be really confident and get after them defensively and execute offensively."

Oklahoma Projected Starters:
F -- 24 --Nate Carter -- 6-6, 220, Sr. -- 10.9 ppg, 4.8 rpg
C -- 30 --Longar Longar -- 6-11, 228, Jr. -- 11.8 ppg, 7.2 rbg, 1.4 bpg
G -- 2-- Michael Neal -- 6-3, 198, Sr. -- 10.3 ppg, 3.1 rpg
G -- 5 --Tony Crocker -- 6-5, 187, Fr. -- 9.3 ppg, 4.3 rpg
G -- 20 -- Austin Johnson -- 6-3, 160, So. -- 8.3 ppg, 3.5 apg

More on the Sooners
Roster | 2005 Stats | Schedule/Results

Baylor Projected Starters:
C -- 50 -- Josh Lomers -- 7-0, 265, Fr. -- 4.4 ppg, 2.8 rpg
F -- 23 -- Kevin Rogers -- 6-9, 235, So. -- 12.4 ppg, 7.6 rpg
G -- 0 -- Curtis Jerrells -- 6-1, 195, So. -- 12.7 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 4.0 apg
G -- 45 -- Tweety Carter -- 5-10, 185, Fr. -- 9.0 ppg, 2.6
G -- 14 -- Aaron Bruce -- 6-3, 190, Jr. -- 11.7 ppg, 4.1 apg, 2.9

More on the Bears
Roster | Schedule/Results | Stats


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