Advertisement

A quick look at New Mexico St-Baylor in the NCAA Tournament

The Associated Press
March 16, 2017 06:42 PM

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — No. 3 seed Baylor (25-7) vs. No. 14 seed New Mexico State (28-5)

Advertisement

First round, East Region; Tulsa, Okla.; 10:40 p.m. MDT.

BOTTOM LINE: Baylor was ranked No. 1 in the nation earlier in the season, but the Bears have lost six of 11 heading into the tournament. Baylor is motivated to have a stronger showing after their upset loss to Yale in the first round last year. New Mexico State lost 58-56 to No. 2 seed St. Mary's in the NCAA first round last year.

BIG MAN: Baylor's Johnathan Motley averaged 17.3 points and 9.9 rebounds per game this season and was named All-Big 12.

TEMPO CONTROL: The Aggies pushed the pace this season and averaged 78.9 points per game. Baylor grinds it out a bit more — the Bears allowed just 62.7 points per game.

SHOT MAKER BAKER: New Mexico State's top scorer is Ian Baker, a guard who averages 16.6 points and 4.1 assists.

___

For more AP college basketball coverage: http://collegebasketball.ap.org and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25

(Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Credits

The Associated Press

Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

Dog Days of Summer Contest


Advertisement


Like Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Follow Us on LinkedIn Follow Us on Google+ RSS Email Newsletters Android Apps iOS Apps



Pursuit of theft, carjacking suspect leads to deputy –involved shooting

Store clerk fights back after spotting gunman's weakness

Water troubles in Artesia may not be over after E. coli find

Pentagon, border wall covered in $788B House spending bill

#abq4ward: At risk of losing insurance, businesses taking extra measures for security