While it may not have been the match-up that most of the national media expected, the fourth-seeded Baylor Bears have advanced to the Big 12 Conference Championship after an 81-72 victory over the Kansas Jayhawks on Friday evening. Now for an encore the Bears will face the high-octane Missouri Tigers, who are coming off a 81-67 victory over the Texas Longhorns.
For Baylor, their keys to the game will be to settle down and see if they can put yesterday's upset of Kansas in the rear view mirror. Though it's the conference tournament, the Bears are basically a road team for the third consecutive game.
Coach Scott Drew's team has been able to overcome that disadvantage so far, however with this being Missouri's last ever Big 12 game, emotions should be running high for both players and the fans.