Bears to face top 25 Iowa State team, still seeking first Big 12 win

Posted at 6:43 PM, Jan 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-07 19:44:05-05

The Baylor Bears are still seeking their first conference year but will they be able to take it from a top 25 team Tuesday night? 

Iowa State sits at number 20 and is 12-2 on the year.

But, if you ask Bears Head Coach Scott Drew he believes the Cyclones could be undefeated had they not had injuries.  

In order for Baylor to have a chance Tuesday night, Coach Drew says they have to keep the ball out of the paint on defense, better defend the outside shot, and take care of the ball when it's in their hands.

"One thing that's great about playing TCU and then playing Iowa State, both of them are kind of similar from the stand point, both of them have multiple guys that can play off the ball screen and space the floor. And basically when you play Iowa State you're getting four guards this year, last year you got two bigs. This year, you're getting more four guards and a lot of penetrating and shots from three," Coach Drew said. 

Consistency has been an issue for the Bears. They'll need to iron that out if they're going to avoid playing from nearly 20 points back like they did in Fort Worth.  

"Can't play from behind like we did last game. That's a no-no in this league because playing from behind teams are too good. They're just like us. So, we gotta jump on people from the beginning and just keep that same focus, bring that same energy every single game," King McClure, a senior guard for the Bears, said. 

Coach Drew believes people can either watch or impact a game. He would prefer Baylor fans come out to the Ferrell Center Tuesday night to impact the game with an amazing atmosphere. Baylor students aren't back from break yet, either. 

Tip off for the Bears, Cyclones game is set for 6 p.m.

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