The No. 21-ranked Baylor Bears haven’t beaten the Texas Tech Red Raiders on the basketball court since March 2021, 29 days before the program’s national championship win over Indianapolis’ Gonzaga. After 22 months, the Bears hit the road in Lubbock Tuesday night to try to add to their two-game winning streak and stay in the standings.
The Bears come into the matchup boasting one of the best offenses in the Big 12 and the nation, averaging over 80 points. In head coach Mark Adams’ first season at Tech in 2021-22, the Red Raiders were second nationally in scoring defense. They are fourth in their conference in that category this season and seventh in the Big 12 in points allowed per game.
Baylor is getting consistent scoring from their guards, as freshman Keonte George has over 17 points a game with both of his starting quarterbacks in double figures, as well as Adam Flagler with 15 a game and LJ Cryer with 14 a game.
Texas Tech might try to win this game in the paint, a position Baylor has struggled with most of the year but improved greatly in Saturday’s 74-58 win over the Oklahoma State Cowboys. Center Flo Tamba dominates on both ends of the court and Moussa Cisse misses the game, but Tech’s Daniel Bacho is in the top three in the Big 12 in rebounds, blocks and field goal percentage as he gets everything he needs in the low post. .