Oklahoma Sooners at Baylor Bears

Oklahoma Sooners Preview

Brady Manek comes in hot for the Oklahoma Sooners after he hit for a career-high 31 points while draining 7 of 9 3-pointers in Saturday’s 20-point win over TCU. The 6-9 junior loves to set up in the corner and stretch the defense — he’s hitting 43.4 percent (43 of 99) from beyond the arc — giving more room for the team’s lone senior, Kristian Doolittle, who is averaging team-highs in points (16.4) and rebounds (8.5).

Freshman point guard De’Vion Harmon will be key against Baylor’s pressure defense. He returned to the starting lineup in the past two games after coming off the bench for five. He had just one turnover in 73 combined minutes vs. Kansas and TCU.

No. 2 Baylor Bears Preview

The Baylor Bears take a backseat to nobody in terms of toughness, which they showed by storming back from a 10-point deficit with just less than 13 minutes left to win 75-68 at Oklahoma State on Saturday. They surge into this Big Monday matchup with a 14-game winning streak, looking to win six consecutive Big 12 games in the same season for the first time.

They are 8-0 at home, not allowing more than 63 points in any of those games. The Bears have ample offense, led by Jared Butler’s 16.9-point scoring average and 40.2 percent 3-point shooting — but defense and rebounding lead the way. Baylor is fourth nationally in adjusted defensive efficiency and ninth in offensive rebounding percentage, per kenpom.com.