Baylor vs. Yale March Madness Preview

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The Baylor Bears will try to avoid the stigma of the 5-12 matchup, when they take on feisty Ivy League winners Yale. The Bears struggled in Big 12 play this season, but their resume was propped up by the nation’s third-toughest schedule.

Yale are making their first appearance in the NCCA tournament since 1962. The Ivy League champions earned their bid by finishing the season one game better than Princeton, but will try to play their tournament surrounded by a sexual misconduct allegation to former team captain Jack Montague.

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


DATE: Thursday, March 17

TIME: 3:00 p.m. Eastern


POINT SPREAD: Baylor -5.0 Click here for more March Madness betting info from Heavy’s partners at OddsShark.

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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%)