BAYLOR-TEXAS TECH PREVIEW: Bears head north for Lubbock for season finale hardwood showdown with Red Raiders

by dentonramsey

BAYLOR-TEXAS TECH PREVIEW: Bears head north for Lubbock for season finale hardwood showdown with Red Raiders

By Denton Ramsey, NCAA Sportswriter/Big 12 Fans Baylor Correspondent

 

WACO, Texas – Saturday, March 8, marks the final day of the regular season for the Baylor Bears.

Scott Drew’s Bears aim to bounce back and end the season on a high note – after falling in an ice cold shooting contest with Texas A&M on Wednesday at the Ferrell Center – and hope to secure a top-four spot in the Big 12 Tourney, therefore earning a first round bye in Kansas City, Missouri.

The match-up between the Baylor Bears (20-8, 8-7 Big 12) and Texas Tech Red Raiders (16-13, 7-8) is slated to tipoff at 12:45 p.m. CT on ESPN Plus (KWTX and “The CW” in Waco/Temple).

Baylor is also seeking an NCAA Tournament berth with Drew at the helm, having already garnered 20 wins this season and currently owning an 8-7 record in conference play – sitting in a three-way tie for third place in Big 12 standings.

Texas Tech is coming off a 109-51 defeat at Kansas on ESPN’s Big Monday game, with the Red Raiders getting blown out of the building after picking up a huge win over Texas on March 1.

The Red Raiders own a 13-2 record at home this season, and the Bears are looking to break out of a slump in Lubbock – with Baylor having dropped nine straight contests at Texas Tech.

However, the Bears took care of business in a prior match-up with the Red Raiders earlier this season – with Drew’s Baylor hoops team defeating Texas Tech in Pat Knight’s debut as head coach, 80-74, which aired nationally on ESPN (Feb. 6).

Check back on Sunday, March 9, for postgame quotes, notes, stats and more from the Baylor-Texas Tech Big 12 season finale…

 

Denton Ramsey may be reached via email at denton.ramsey@gmail.com

 

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