Baylor vs. Yale March Madness Preview

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Baylor heads into the NCAA Tournament looking to string together victories, something that wasn’t always easy this season. (Getty)

Baylor has been yo-yo’ing all season, dominating one game and tripping up the next, desperate to find some kind of momentum in the almost absurdly competitive Big 12.

That all changes now. Or at least the Bears hope it does.

After falling to Kansas in the semifinals of the conference tournament earlier this week, Baylor earned a —- seed in the NCAA Tournament and a date against Yale in the opening round. It’s a chance to find some consistency. Otherwise, these Bears will be facing the end of their season.

Here’s a look at the matchup and game details.


DATE: Thursday, March 17

TIME: 2:30 p.m. ET


POINT SPREAD: TBD. Click here for more March Madness betting info from Heavy’s partners at OddsShark.


UP NEXT: Winner plays Duke/UNC-Wilington

Baylor at a Glance

RECORD: 22-11 (10-8 Big 12)

LOCATION: Waco, Texas


COACH: Scott Drew

PLAYERS TO WATCH: Taurean Prince (15.5 PPG, 6.1 RPG, 2.2 APG, 1.3 SPG), Rico Gathers (11.4 PPG, 9.1 RPG, 0.9 SPG, 0.8 BPG), Johnathan Motley (11.0 PPG, 5.1 RPG, 1.2 BPG), Lester Medford (9.1 PPG, 6.5 APG, 1.6 SPG).

Yale at a Glance

RECORD: 22-6 (13-1 Ivy)

LOCATION: New Haven, Connecticut


COACH: James Jones

PLAYERS TO WATCH: Justin Sears (15.8 PPG, 7.5 RPG, 1.8 BPG, .519 FG%), Makai Mason (15.8 PPG, 3.7 APG, 0.9 SPG, 1.9 3ptPG), Nick Victor (7.0 PPG, 7.3 RPG, 1.3 BPG, 1.1 3ptPG, .470 3pt%)