Last week wasn’t a good one for the Baylor Bears, but we have no reservations including them in our list as one of the teams that can cut down the nets. 20-8 entering a huge showdown with Texas on February 25, Baylor needs its defense to rebound from a pitiful two-game showing last week. The Bears appeared to be on their way to a massive victory in Lawrence over the defending champions — building a 17-point lead early on and taking a 13-point advantage into halftime.
However, Kansas torched Baylor for 55 points after the break en route to an easy win. Baylor dropped its next game at Kansas State, as well. Regardless of the two defeats, the Bears remain one of the nation’s most dangerous teams. The 2021 champs have one of the best backcourts — Keyonte George, Adam Flagler, LJ Cryer — an elite coach in Scott Drew, and the experience necessary to win it all.
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