Baylor Men's Basketball hosts No. 8 Texas Tech for Immortal Ten Game

Posted at 5:52 PM, Jan 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-18 18:52:42-05

The Bears are back in Waco and face a top ten Texas Tech team Saturday night at the Ferrell. 

The Red Raiders will be looking to bounce back after dropping one to Iowa State at home earlier this week. 

In order for the Bears to stop that from happening though they'll have to protect the ball and hit their shots. 

Baylor shot 60 percent from downtown against Oklahoma State. 

But, Texas Tech is known for their defense, ranked number one in  the country, and they're a program looking to take a charge every chance they get. 

"They're great defensively.They're one of the best defensive teams in the country, so that's gonna be fun to figure out offensively," Makai Mason, Bears' senior guard, said.

Thankfully, Baylor is coming off a road win and has been preparing for this game all week, so they know what's coming. 

"They don't give you anything easy, and you have to make sure that when you can score in transition, you wanna score in transition. When you can get second chance points, those are always great. But, the big thing is making sure that defensively you know what they're trying to do... so you don't wanna be sped up where we're leaving our feet and putting ourselves in position to get a bunch of charges," Baylor Head Coach Scott Drew said. 

Saturday's game is also the Immortal Ten game. It marks the 92nd anniversary the team that passed away after it's team bus was hit by a train in 1927.

Baylor players will wear the last names of the Immortal Ten on the back of their jerseys.

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