The Baylor Bears are one win away from their fifth Sweet 16 in 10 years.
The West Region’s No. 9 seed in the 2019 men’s basketball tournament defeated the No. 8 Syracuse Orange 78-69 in Thursday’s first-round game in Salt Lake City. Syracuse was playing without guard Frank Howard, who was suspended for a rules violation.throwback nfl jerseys
Makai Mason led the way for the Bears with 22 points, four assists and three steals behind four made three-pointers, while Jared Butler (14 points, four assists, five rebounds, two steals and four made three-pointers) and Mario Kegler (13 points and four rebounds) provided enough support to clinch the win. cheap nfl throwback jerseys
Elijah Hughes (25 points on 6-of-11 shooting from deep) and Tyus Battle (16 points) spearheaded the attack for the Orange in the loss.
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This game wasn’t supposed to play out this way.
According to KenPom’s pace-adjusted rankings, Syracuse plays with the 253rd-fastest tempo, and Baylor checks in at No. 291. The Orange use their 2-3 zones to give opponents fits—suffocating drives in the lane and rotating quickly on the perimeter to contest outside shots.
The ACC and Big 12 representatives missed the slow-rock-fight memo and instead combined for 19 three-pointers in the first half in a back-and-forth shootout filled with momentum swings and long-range barrages.nfl throwback jersey
Mason—who was grimacing from his foot injury—did much of the heavy lifting in the early going for Baylor. He drilled threes and then used his dribble penetration when the zone pressed up on him to set up his teammates. The Bears also flashed players to the high post at times and then kicked to the weak side to beat the 2-3 look.nike throwback nfl jerseys
Hughes lit it up from deep for the Orange as well, adding to the entertainment factor as the sides traded blows.
The Bears must continue shooting the lights out if they are to stun the offensive juggernaut that is Gonzaga.authentic nfl throwback jerseys
The Bulldogs are No. 1 in KenPom’s offensive efficiency rankings and poured in 87 points in a victory over Fairleigh Dickinson on Thursday. They also led the nation in points per game during the regular season and can go to West Coast Conference Player of the Year Rui Hachimura, Brandon Clarke, Zach Norvell, Josh Perkins or Killian Tillie.cheap throwback nfl jerseys