After back-to-back losses last week, Baylor fell from the top spot in the AP Top 25 poll. Monday's rankings have the Bears ranked No. 5 in the nation, two spots ahead of Big 12 foe Kansas.
The defending national champions face a tough test as they look to build themselves back up. They'll travel to West Virginia Tuesday night to face a Mountaineers team that is a perfect 10–0 at home this season.
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Game Date: Jan. 18, 2022
Game Time: 5 p.m. ET
TV: ESPN 2
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When things are going right for Baylor, the Bears are nearly unstoppable. They're tied for the third-best scoring margin in the country, with a plus-20 margin per game average.
While their defense, like many Big 12 teams, has been a strong point, the Bears shoot from the perimeter better and more often than most teams in the conference. They're hitting 8.8 three-pointers per game, and their 36.4% success rate from beyond the arc ranks second in the conference.
Overall, the Bears are 15–2 this year; however, they're just 3–2 in the conference. That puts them at fourth place in the standings after back-to-back losses to No. 19 Texas Tech and Oklahoma State.
West Virginia comes into the game 13–3 and 2–2 in Big 12 play. The Mountaineers are facing a quick turnaround, after losing to Kansas on Saturday.
The coverage of this game can be found on ESPN 2. Tip-off is set for 5 p.m. ET.
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