NCAA Tournament March Madness

#17 Baylor

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Projected seed: 3

Looking at Baylor's season, they've shown the kind of balance and big-game poise that the selection committee loves to reward. They've got notable wins against tough opponents like Auburn and Kansas, which clearly demonstrates their ability to contend with the elite. Their offense has proven potent against highly regarded defenses, a testament to their firepower and efficiency on that end of the floor. Sure, they've stumbled a bit with losses to some respected programs, but those are competitive games that could have swung either way. Defensively, they've shown some inconsistency, but it's not drastic enough to overshadow their achievements. They're finishing their season against strong Big 12 competition, which offers them a chance to bolster what already looks like a solid tournament resume. The Bears have a blend of quality wins and just a few excusable slips, suggesting they're a team that can not only make it into the dance but also bust a few brackets along the way.

Date Opponent Ranking Outcome
11/7(N)Auburn7W88-82
11/12Gardner Webb182W77-62
11/14Missouri KC253W99-61
11/22(N)Oregon St152W88-72
11/24(N)Florida23W95-91
11/28Nicholls St272W108-70
12/2Northwestern LA319W91-40
12/5Seton Hall57W78-60
12/16(N)Michigan St25L88-64
12/20(N)Duke8L78-70
12/22MS Valley St362W107-48
1/2Cornell84W98-79
1/6@Oklahoma St119W75-70
1/9BYU27W81-72
1/13Cincinnati64W62-59
1/16@Kansas St73L68-64
1/20@Texas34L75-73
1/27TCU40L105-102
1/31@UCF89W77-69
2/3Iowa St13W70-68
2/6Texas Tech47W79-73
2/10@Kansas18L64-61
2/13Oklahoma41W79-62
2/17@West Virginia148W94-81
2/20@BYU27L78-71
2/24Houston3L82-76
2/26@TCU40W62-54
3/2Kansas18W82-74
3/4Texas3470%
3/9@Texas Tech4751%