Hadn’t really watched Baylor last year but find the matchups interesting. They lost Gillespie their 6’9 big man and leading rebounder. Their 2nd leading rebounder was 6’5 Vital who is their defensive specialist and based on his stats gets his points at the rim and doesn’t need to be guarded otherwise (shooting % away from the rim is very poor 19%). Looks like their equivalent to DaMonte. Curious as how BU will game plan. Start Giorgi and make Vital guard a big man? If we start DaMonte, suspect Vital will be guarding Ayo. (Of course that would also allow Ayo to guard Vital and allow him to double team) However if Giorgi’s shooting hasn’t improved he would be free to double team Kofi. Start Grandison and if he is not guarded by Vital he can post up a smaller guard. Should be a fun time for BU has he has a lot of choices the opposition doesn’t. Their three guards can all shoot so Trent, Ayo, Belo, and Adam must all defend. Team has some commonality with our 2004-05 team.
I also didn't watch much of them last year. Lucky for us, Baylor has a loaded schedule before we play them so plenty of chances to check them out.
They play Arizona St (36th in Kenpom), probably Villanova (4th), and Seton Hall (50th). Weird that the Big East/Big 12 challenge is still on but the Gavitt games got cancelled.