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Will Baylor Bears Get Revenge Against Colorado Buffaloes?

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The Colorado Buffaloes upset the Baylor Bears last season in the Charleston Classic. Both teams will meet up again in the 2013-14 college basketball season. Will Baylor get revenge against Colorado?

Both teams will have plenty of talent once again in the upcoming season. However, Colorado may be the better team this time around.

The Buffaloes may be losing Andre Roberson, who was the best rebounder in college hoops last season, but everyone else will be back. This includes the top two leading scorers on the team from last year in Spencer Dinwiddie and Askia Booker.

As for the Bears, they will be losing their best player in Pierre Jackson. Jackson led the team last year in scoring, averaging 19.8 points per game. However, both Cory Jefferson and Isaiah Austin will be back. If Austin meets expectations, he could be the best player in college hoops.

It is important to note that Jefferson went off in the NIT last season. He averaged 21.2 points per game and was a big reason why the Bears won the championship game.

Both of these teams will be good enough to be ranked and both could win their conferences, although they are not favored to win them. Either team could come away with the victory, but I am going to say that Austin will breakout and Jefferson will be a star in the upcoming season.

This is no disrespect to the Buffaloes, though. They are going to have a very good team and they will push the Arizona Wildcats to the limit all season long.

However, Baylor will seek revenge by beating the Buffs on Nov. 8.

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NCAA Tournament Profile: Baylor Bears

Record: 24-9

RPI: 10

BPI: 19

Conference: Big 12 Conference

How They Qualified: At-Large Berth

Region: No. 3 seed in West

 

The Baylor Bears didn’t win the Big 12 title, but there was no question that they were an NCAA tournament team entering the Big 12 tourney. That tends to be the case when a team is ranked in the top 25 entering the final week of the season.

The Bears had the pleasure of playing in the dance last season, but they went down to the Wisconsin Badgers, who ended up making a run to the Final Four.

This time around, they have the talent to make a similar run to Wisconsin’s, and playing in the very deep Big 12 certainly didn’t hurt. Translation: Baylor is tournament tested, if you will.

 

What You Need to Know:

Leading Scorer: Taurean Prince (13.8 PPG)

Leading Rebounder: Rico Gathers (11.6 RPG)

Leading Passer: Kenny Chery (4.0 APG)

Bad Losses: None

Good Wins: Iowa State (twice), Oklahoma, Texas, West Virginia (x3)

 

Would you look at all of those quality wins. Iowa State, Oklahoma and West Virginia all have the talent to make a Final Four run. All three of those teams won’t make that type of run, but the talent is still definitely there.

Although Baylor doesn’t exactly have star power, said star power doesn’t always mean everything, especially in a tournament as crazy as the Big Dance. The team does have four players who are averaging 10+ points per game, and can keep up with the best of them. Once again, the Bears did manage to knock off Iowa State … twice.

The Baylor Bears are dancing!

Trevor Lowry is a Content Associate at RantSports.com. If you’re a tweeter feel free to follow him @TheTrevorLowry, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.

The Baylor Bears may have had an early exit last season, but this year's squad has the talent to make a serious run.

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