The Baylor Bears have fallen from the top 10 in the polls this and are just 5-5 in their last ten games. Can they recover against the Texas Longhorns on Monday night?
Just over one month ago the Baylor Bears were 17-0 and the No. 3 ranked team in America. However, five combined losses from the Missouri Tigers, Kansas Jayhawks and Kansas St. Wildcats now put Scott Drew's team at No. 13/14 in this week's polls. Baylor's now 22-5 and have just a .500 record in their last 10 games.
Perry Jones III has struggled, Pierre Jackson doesn't seem to have that magical touch in clutch moments and Scott Drew has been unable to beat the top two teams in the Big 12. Can Baylor recover against a Texas Longhorns who are just clawing for an at-large bid into the NCAA tournament? Tip-off is at 8:00 pm Central in Austin.
Here are both polls for the week of Feb. 20th:
|4||Duke Blue Devils||662|
|6||Michigan St. Spartans||613|
|7||North Carolina Tar Heels||592|
|9||Ohio St. Buckeyes||504|
|10||Marquette Golden Eagles||485|
|12||Murray St. Racers||416|
|16||Florida St. Seminoles||290|
|18||Notre Dame Fighting Irish||223|
|19||Wichita St. Shockers||183|
|20||UNLV Runnin' Rebels||174|
|21||New Mexico Lobos||142|
|23||St. Mary's, Calif. Gaels||101|
|25||San Diego St. Aztecs|
|5||Duke Blue Devils||1359|
|6||Michigan St. Spartans||1317|
|7||North Carolina Tar Heels||1261|
|8||Ohio St. Buckeyes||1139|
|10||Marquette Golden Eagles||1013|
|14||Murray St. Racers||765|
|15||Florida St. Seminoles||620|
|18||New Mexico Lobos||469|
|19||Wichita St. Shockers||467|
|20||Notre Dame Fighting Irish||457|
|21||UNLV Runnin' Rebels||325|
|24||San Diego St. Aztecs||176|
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