#5 Baylor At Oklahoma | Storylines, How To Watch & Predictions

Tip: 2:00 PM

Location: Lloyd Noble Center


Notes & Storylines

  • In Oklahoma’s first game against then No. 1 Baylor, the Sooners shot 55.8% from the field (29-52) and tallied a season-high 14 steals. It was the first Sooner loss when shooting 50.0% or greater from the field since the second round of the 2021 NCAA Tournament against Gonzaga.
  • The Sooners are second in the Big 12 and 12th nationally in field goal percentage (49.5%). According to KenPom, Oklahoma is third in the nation in two-point field goal percentage (59.6%) and 13th in effective field-goal percentage (56.2).
  • Tanner Groves is first in the Big 12 and 47th nationally in field goal percentage (55.1). Umoja Gibson is first in the Big 12 in 3-pointers attempted (120) and second in threes made (45).
  • Oklahoma and Baylor will meet for the second time this season and second time in 19 days. The Bears won the first meeting in Waco, Texas 84-74.
  • Senior guard Umoja Gibson is from Waco, Texas. In the Jan. 4 meeting, Gibson scored 12 points on 4-for-9 shooting and added five assists, four steals and a rebound.

How To Watch & Listen

Tip is scheduled for 2 p.m. CT and will air on the Sooner Sports Radio Network (KRXO 107.7 FM The Franchise in Oklahoma City; KTBZ 1430 AM in Tulsa; Varsity Radio App) with Toby Rowland and Kevin Henry announcing. The game will air on Big 12 NOW on ESPN+ with Mark Neely and Lance Blanks on the call.

The Last Time Around

On January 4th Oklahoma fell 84-74 at Baylor. Tanner Groves led Oklahoma in points (13), rebounds (6) and assists (5).

Scouting The Bears

  • Baylor (16-2, 4-2 Big 12) opened the 2021-22 season winning its first 15 games before dropping back-to-back games against Big 12 foes Texas Tech and Oklahoma State. The Bears rebounded with a 77-68 win at West Virginia Jan. 18.
  • Four Bears average double-figure points and are led by the duo of James Akinjo (13.9) and LJ Cryer (13.9). Akinjo is also the team leader in steals (35) and assists (97). Jonathan Tchamwa Tchatchoua boasts 7.7 rebounds per game.
  • Baylor leads the Big 12 in assist to turnover ratio (1.38), assists per game (17.7), scoring margin (19.4), 3-pointers per game (9.0), 3-pointers made (162), 3-point attempts (439), total assists (318) and total rebounds (696).

Baylor’s Projected Starters

G – Kendall Brown (Freshman)

G – Matthew Mayer (Senior)

G – Adam Flagler (Junior)

G – James Akinjo (Senior)

F – Flo Thamba (Senior)

Oklahoma’s Projected Starters

G – Jordan Goldwire (Super Senior)

G – Mo Gibson (Senior)

G – Elijah Harkless (Senior)

F – Jalen Hill (Junior)

F – Tanner Groves (Senior)

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