After Baylor’s first loss in his second season on Saturday night, after a 71-58 loss in Kansas State’s 17th, head coach Scott Drew admitted to knocking the Bears out of the 21-day COVID-19 deal It is the “K stone” of his basketball team.
Drew said: “We are the number one shooting team in the country, and we will get back to the topic.” “But even Superman has ka-shi. I think the COVID agreement is ours.”
Baylor made 43.2% of his 3-pointers, but he shot 6 of 26 from beyond the three-point line. In their first game, the Bears only made 8 of 25 three-pointers.
Due to planned COVID-19 issues and the Big 12 agreement, this is the first week after Baylor has been postponed six times in a row. The bear practiced last Sunday for the first time in nearly three weeks.
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“Again, two plus two equals four. Many people will pause, but they may not have COVID people. If so, they are exercising every day. They don’t have a blizzard. They practice again. Their comeback time is longer than other teams. Much faster.”
Baylor guard Jared Butler is a candidate for the Bears Wooden Award. He only shot 2 goals on 9 and scored 5 points before fouling. MaCio Teague (18 points) and Davion Mitchell (13 points) showed a certain rhythm on the offensive end, but they shot a total of 12 shots while averaging 35 shots per game.
Marcus Garrett assumed most of the responsibility for defending Butler, who scored 30 points in the first confrontation between the two teams at the beginning of the season.
“First, you must praise Marcus,” Drew said. “Secondly, our staff, we must do better to put him in a better position. Then, thirdly, you will not be able to shoot well at night. That is tonight.
Drew later added: “They are also doing a good job of improving and progressing.” “You expect the rotation of people to be clearer and cleaner. We experienced three weeks of deterioration, and they experienced three weeks of deterioration, So we must catch up.”
For most of the first half, the game was back and forth, and Kansas had a seven-point lead before Baylor countered. Kansas took a three-point lead into the half, and Baylor never led the second half. David McCormack had the upper hand in the first half, scoring 20 points and 3 rebounds before the foul, while Garrett contributed 14 points offensively and Christian Braun ) Get 11 points.
McCormack’s 14-point first half immediately set the tone. Kansas State will use its size advantage against Baylor’s frontcourt, and the Bears will have to make adjustments. After the intermission, they slowed his pace, but it was too late.
Drew said: “Let us express our appreciation for his real help to Kansas, especially since they have actually been playing a high level of the last six or seven games.” “They did a great job catching the ball. But he He has done a very good job of being strong, demanding, physical, accomplishing…for this, he deserves praise.”
Kansas State occupies the top of the rebounding list, Baylor leads Baylor 48-28, including 14 offensive rebounds, these have become 17 points.
Garrett said after the game: “I think we are locked.” “We know we have to rebound and defend to win the game. This is a big thing we emphasize throughout the week.”
Kansas has now won six of the past seven games, with the only loss being in overtime in Texas on Tuesday. The Jayhawks have been playing against seven opponents with less than one point per round, and Baylor’s 58 points on Saturday was the Bears’ lowest score in the entire season.
After Kansas looked like an early player in the NCAA Tournament, he and any other Big Twelve team made it into the playoffs.
Kansas State coach Bill Self said: “When we smoked for three weeks, we beat our opponent 12-6 in a ridiculously hard league.” “You spent those three weeks and our performance has always been Very good. Of course, you can’t do that. But play the entire game and let everyone play twice. Many teams in the United States want to be 12-ranked sixth in the toughest league in the United States.”
In the Associated Press poll next week, Baylor may fall from the second overall pick in the U.S., and the Bears have difficulty completing three regular-season games: Tuesday in West Virginia, home to Oklahoma, and Thursday, Vs. Texas Tech University, Sunday.
Teague said: “In the end, they came here and beat us in some aspects of the game, and we lost.” “We have to be stronger than that. We just have to get better.”
ESPN’s Myron Medcalf contributed to this report.