Bears full roster to battle South Dakota, Mario Kegler back after six-game suspension

Posted at 11:01 PM, Nov 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-27 00:01:41-05

Baylor men's basketball lost one and won one in a tournament over the holiday. But now they're back, and ready for South Dakota Tuesday night at the Ferrell Center.

The Bears will finally have their complete team as they take the floor Tuesday night against South Dakota.

Mario Kegler, a transfer from Mississippi State who was serving a six game suspension due to a violation of team rules here at Baylor, will finally be able to join his teammates on the court. 

And they'll need him Tuesday to counteract the South Dakota Coyotes who are used to winning and like to control the pace of the game.   

"It's more a game in the 40s, 50s, 60s, and sometimes when you face teams like that you tend to try to score too quick and now all of a sudden you're playing defense a little bit longer, and next thing you know an 8 point game tomorrow night... it's very similar to a 16 point game on a lot of nights," Baylor Head Coach Scott Drew said. 

"They definitely play at a slower pace than we're used to... that we've played the first 5, 6 games. They definitely make you guard. They're a really good team. They got a lot of skill players who do multiple things. They're small, but they all can like really play, and all can hoop. So, we just really gotta get stops on the defensive end and try to get in transition as much as possible," Bears senior guard King McClure said. 

Tip off is set for 7 p.m.

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