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#3 Baylor vs #10 Xavier - Preview Part 1

Posted by Josh on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 Under: Game Recaps, Notes, Previews, etc.
If you haven't heard this yet, it's worth repeating...Xavier, North Carolina, Mich St, and Kansas are the only schools to make 4 of the last 5 Sweet 16s.  That's pretty impressive!

On to our next opponent: Baylor.  To be quite honest, the 2 teams I would least want to play in the tournament, from a standpoint of matchups, are Baylor and UK.  And if we are going to the Final Four, that's probably who we're going to have to beat.  Baylor's big guys are very athletic.  Their combination of size and quickness is exactly the formula that has beaten us this season.  St. Bonnie's big men out-played us in the A-10 finals with their athleticism and Baylor is a LOT more athletic than they are.

Dez Wells status - at this point, it's uncertain.  It appears to have been turf toe, not an ankle sprain.  Turf toe is a tricky injury and can be an issue for weeks, even months.  Let's hope he can suit up and play as his usual self Friday.

So am I worried?  Well, in a word, yes.  But this is March after all.  Anything can happen.  We have Tu Holloway (or Holiday, depending on who's calling the game) who can take over games and that means anything is possible.

More to come on this matchup.  Stay tuned.

Go Muskies!

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