Will the Gaels be a breeze for Baylor?
by Maurice Bobb / @reesereport
No. 10 Saint Mary’s vs. No. 3 Baylor
Alright SLAM fam, I’m tardy to the party but I’m here.
Score 19-7 Baylor’s way.
So far, it’s Tweety Carter and LaceDarius Dunn with 9 and 8 points, respectively, leading the way for the Bears. This place is rockin’ with Baylor fans. Who woulda thunk it?
While Samhan sat, the coach yelled at him, “I wanna see you play!”
It’s time out on the floor and Saint Mary’s is feeling the pressure. Baylor is on top of the scoreboard with a 23-9 advantage.
Ben Allen with the ill turnaround coming out of the timeout.
Baylor with the sick alley! This place is rowdy now! Bears up 29-11.
Ok, peeps, I’m having technical difficulties here. Bear with me…get it?
Baylor is up 36-12. Looks like the Gaels left their A game back at the hotel. Randy Bennett with the timeout to zap some life into his troops.
Three ball for Dellavedova. Can he get hot?
Baylor is all over the boards and they’re getting into the lane with ease. The Gaels must stop the dribble penetration if they want to get back in this game.
Walton just nailed a triple from the corner. Bears up 41-15. Not looking good for Saint Mary’s…
Scott Drew calls time. He’s likely setting it up for the last shot or at least a really good one.
Baylor up 46-17 at the half. The Bears have a 25-15 advantage on the boards and shot 51.6% from the field compared to a paltry 23.3% for the Gaels.
Omar with the A-B special down low. He needs to get hot to get the Gaels back in it…
Dunn with the trifecta to put the Bears up 50-17
Baylor is really having no trouble getting where they want to on the court. Where is Saint Mary’s defense?
Gaels trying to work it inside to Samhan. They must get him going if they have any shot.
Timeout on the floor. Baylor up 54-21 with 15:36 remaining. If the Gaels don’t get it going soon, the shoe will not fit for this Cinderella come midnight…
Saint Mary’s with the tight ball pressure, but Acy still gets the easy basket.
Allen with the nice two in the lane. Gaels still down by 33.
Allen just nailed a three from the wing. Down by 30.
Allen with another three from the same spot. I think he’s feeling it…and so does Scott Drew. Timeout Bears…
Acy just raw dogged the Gaels interior defense with that two-hander. Hulk Smash!!!
Omar pops it out to Dellavedova for the triple. Baylor up 58-32
Dunn with the 3-pointer going to his left, stretching the lead to 31….
This game is the equivalent of getting set up on a date with a “dime” and showing up and getting a tarnished penny…
Nothing is going Saint Mary’s way tonight. Another turnover…
Nice putback by Samhan. Only need about 20 more of those…
Ben Allen is the high man for the Gaels with 14 points. Samhan only has half that amount.
Dunn with yet another J from behind the arc. He has 23 points at this point.
Officials’ timeout after Dellavedova delivers an airball from the wing. That was just plain UG. LY…
A huge sense of gloom is setting in on Saint Mary’s bench. They can almost taste the end.
I can’t understand why the Gaels are still trying to play Baylor man-to-man. WTF?
Allen with the shooter’s roll on that one. Who’s up 68-38? Da Bears…
Omar with the playground save off Josh Lomers. Crowd didn’t like that one.
Samhan with a nice move in the paint. A little late for that…
Gaels with a three ball. They’re going to need a baker’s dozen more to make it interesting. I wouldn’t put my allowance on that happening tonight…
Omar with another basket. He’s in double figures now…
Another officials’ timeout with 3:18 remaining. Baylor up 70-45. I wonder what Samhan would tweet at this very moment if he could? ”What? Me worry?”…
Just got a text from my boy that I was on TV. Oh snap, I should’ve worn a SLAM tee.
Stat check: Bears have three players in double figures, Saint Mary’s has two. Baylor still has 11 more rebounds than the other guys.
Fred Ellis with the frustration move to the cup for two.
Saint Mary’s can not get the ball where they want it to go.
The Fat Lady is warming up her pipes….
Baylor is holding the ball with extra passes…
Less than one minute to go. Samhan is sitting in front of me. Accordingly, my internet is working much better. Must be the ears…
Baylor will hold for the last 12 seconds.
It’s a wrap folks! The Baylor Bears fell the Saint Mary’s Gaels 72-49 to keep on dancin’.
Thanks for hanging out with SLAM for your Sweet 16 pleasure. You could have logged on anywhere else, but you chose the best damn basketball mag’s site to ride with and for that, we thank you. I’m out like Samhan’s buzz…