2. Baylor at West Virginia, Tuesday 7:00 p.m. ET
The undefeated Bears will get their toughest test of the early conference season when they travel to Morgantown on Tuesday evening.
Baylor won its first three games in Big 12 play to move to 15-0 overall and will likely take over the No. 1 spot in the AP Poll on Monday morning. While there are a few good wins on Baylor’s resume, including a neutral site triumph against Louisville in November, Tuesday’s contest will be just its second true road game of the year.
The Mountaineers are also in the running for a top seed with a mark of 13-2, including a 2-1 start in the Big 12. West Virginia suffered an upset at the hands of Texas Tech in overtime last Tuesday, snapping a eight-game winning streak.
Tuesday’s matchup figures to be a tough, physical game, as star Baylor forward Jonathan Motley will clash with the hard-nosed West Virginia defense. The Bears looked a little uneasy last week with narrow wins against Oklahoma State and Iowa State, but are still one of the best defensive teams in the nation and feature four players averaging at least 10 points per game.
Scott Drew has found success against the West Virginia press in the past, and looks to have his best roster yet. Even in front of a frenzied crowd, the Mountaineers could struggle to generate enough offense to keep up on Tuesday night.