WVU - Baylor Preview: Bubblicious

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

As the West Virginia men's basketball team sits squarely on the bubble, the Mountaineers face off against another resident of Bubbletown, the Baylor Bears.

Game Day Vitals

Opponent Information

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Bracketology with Joey Brackets

This is currently on the ESPN Bracketology home page:

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Gotta get this one.

Game Preview

Scott Drew has seemed to stop the bleeding. Baylor was completely lost when the Mountaineers beat them in Waco. Now, the Bears are on a three game winning streak and grinding out results with huge performances by Cory Jefferson. This squad is just as desperate for wins as WVU is, so the importance of today's game cannot be overstated. The need to contain Jefferson can't be, either. While Brady Heslip has had some big moments this year, he's in a slump right now scoring only 13 points in the last two games. While Isaiah Austin is certainly a force in the middle standing 7-1, the Eers can eliminate this threat by (Staten) driving the lane and getting him into foul trouble.

One very big factor for the Mountaineers will be if Watkins and Williams can stay on the court and out of foul trouble. This has been the Achilles heel for WVU this year and it cannot happen again if they expect to win this one.

It will probably happen again.... but Juwan Staten.

Prediction: BU 65 WVU 73

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