Watching No. 2 Wisconsin take on No. 6 Baylor live on TBS today doesn’t sound as evenly matched as the Stanford / Dayton game at the same time on CBS. But seedings can be deceiving. Last weekend Baylor held Creighton’s Doug McDermott to 12 points below his season average, with the high-scoring NBA prospect stifled by Baylor’s zone defense. But against Wisconsin a team with the shooters (Ben Brust and Josh Gasser) to make Baylor’s zone ineffective, things should be much harder. You can watch Baylor vs Wisconsin online free live streaming Sweet 16 using a few different services.
The Wisconsin Badgers’ Frank Kaminsky and Baylor Bears’ Isaiah Austin are two big men who are surprisingly comfortable floating out to the perimeter to score. Such diverse big men are common in the NBA, but in college basketball against the Bears’ vaunted zone, Kaminsky’s knack for floating out could cause some serious mismatches. Meanwhile Bears forward Cory Jefferson, who has 30 points and 20 rebounds in the tournament, will set the tone yet again for Baylor’s frontcourt against the Badgers tonight on TBS.
Baylor and Wisconsin are set to tipoff tonight at 4:47 PST / 7:47 EST on TBS, and although it’s on cable rather than CBS, it’s likely the more in-demand game. The betting line so far is Wisconsin -3, but who knows what’ll actually happen. Baylor shot 63.8% from the field Sunday night against Creighton, a feat that’s going to be hard to repeat in the Sweet 16. The pace of the game will be interesting to watch, as Baylor plays even slower than Wisconsin. While that could do good things for both teams’ field goal percentage, it should be a low-scoring affair.
As you watch Baylor vs Wisconsin online free live streaming Sweet 16 tonight, the Bears will need all the slowing down of offense they can muster. Wisconsin has the fourth-most efficient offense in the country, and the Wisconsin Badgers rank second in the country at avoiding turnovers on offense. Meanwhile, Baylor ranks 315th in forcing turnovers on defense.
The Badgers have committed a total of 15 turnovers and grabbed 20 offensive rebounds in their first two games of the NCAA Tournament. Baylor will need to both limit second-chance opportunities and find a way to prevent Wisconsin from attempting shots to overcome the oddsmakers tonight in their West Region Sweet 16 game.
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