College Basketball Baylor Bears vs USC Trojans Start Time, Betting Odds
- Author: Regina Holmes Mar 21, 2017,
Mar 21, 2017, 0:49
Baylor went 10-7 down the stretch of the regular season and Big 12 tournament but earned the two wins necessary to make the Sweet Sixteen in New York City. He casually tossed it back towards the hoop with one hand, and it bounced off the front rim and in just as the game ended, giving those who bet on USC an unbelievable backdoor cover.
"I just had to pick it up", Lecomte said.
The Baylor Bears are 15-13 ATS and 11-16-1 against the over/under, and they've covered in 3 of their last 4 games - a sign that their crisis has ended. "Let's hope it's in Dallas, and if it's not, I know this - if it's not, the team that beats us just played better". This time, they needed a late 3-pointer to knock off the SMU Mustangs 66-65.
Four players are averaging at least 9.2 points per game, they are: Johnathan Motley (17.3), Manu Lecomte (12.4), Freeman (9.5) and Jo Lual-Acuil Jr.
"My teammates were getting me the ball in the right spot and I was just trying to make plays", Metu said.
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The Bears (27-7) advance to the Sweet 16 to face SC in a regional semifinal on Friday at Madison Square Garden in NY.
The Trojans used deep rotation to avoid let down because of the fatigue, but the bench players provided only 7 points.
In fact, this is the first time since 2009 that the Trojans have made it past the round of 64, and if they can win they will reach the Sweet Sixteen for only the fifth time; the third since the turn of the century. They simply can't cope with many weapons the Bears can throw at them, so they will likely play more zone defense to protect the inside, which I don't believe will trouble Baylor all that much. He had 19 points and 10 rebounds.
"(Lecomte is) doing a lot of really good things and today in the last five minutes he did a lot of good things", Baylor coach Scott Drew said. The Bears and Trojans split two previous meetings.