The Stanford Cardinal guard Noah Taitz (20) drives against the Baylor Bears guard LJ Cryer (4) at the Ferrell Center in Waco Texas on Sat Nov 20, 2021 (photo by Stanford Cardinal)
By Daniel Dullum Saturday, November 20, 2021
The Baylor Bears (4-8) used a big second half to show why they’re ranked at No. 9 on Saturday, as the undefeated Bears blew past the Stanford Cardinal (3-2) 86-48 in non-conference men’s basketball at Ferrell Center in Waco, Texas.
Stanford (3-2) trailed by four on a layup by Jaiden Delaire with 45 seconds left in the first half, but a James Akinjo jumper gave the Bears a 34-28 halftime lead.
However, Baylor (4-0) went on a tear to open the second half, outscoring the Cardinal 29-3 in an 11-minute stretch. In that run, the Bears converted nine steals into points. Stanford shot 29 percent in the second half, while the Bears forced a total of 22 turnovers.
LI Cryer topped the Baylor scoring column with 21 points, followed by freshman Kendall Brown with 15, and 11 points apiece by James Akinjo and Jeremy Sochan. Jonathan Tchamwa Tchatchoua added nine points and seven rebounds.
Spencer Jones and Jaiden Delaire each scored 10 points to lead the Cardinal, followed by Noah Taitz with eight. Stanford did have a 30-24 rebounding edge.
This was the first meeting between the two schools in 34 years, and Baylor’s first win over the Cardinal in their four games. It was also Stanford’s first-ever visit to Waco.
Stanford returns home to Maples Pavilion on Tuesday to host North Carolina A&T.
Gonzaga forward Drew Timme, left, ball handles against UCLA guard David Singleton (34) and forward Cody Riley, right, on Sat Apr 3, 2021 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis (AP News photo)
On the NCAA Championship podcast with Michelle:
#1 Gonzaga Bulldogs (31-0) played for their lives and pulled it off against the UCLA Bruins (22-10) on Saturday to advance to the NCAA Championship Tournament on Monday night
#2 Michelle, Baylor (27-2) and Gonzaga both number ones have been playing almost perfect basketball all season long. Gonzaga comes into the Championship Tournament perfect and the favorites over Baylor but how do you see this one turning out?
#3 Stanford Cardinal (31-2) women faced off against fellow Pac 12 school the Arizona Wildcats (21-6) in the Championship Tournament in one of the tightest games on Sunday as Stanford for the second straight won by just one point this time 66-65. These two teams see each other during the regular season Stanford women’s are NCAA women’s Champions.
Michelle’s Final Thoughts
Michelle Richardson podcasted NCAA Sports from the beginning of the college football season to the NCAA Basketball Championship Tournament for http://www.sportsradioservice.com
Baylor Bears guard Davion Mitchell (45) is jubilant and celebrates with Adam Flagler (right) after defeating the Villanova Wildcats at Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis (AP News photo)
On the March Madness podcast with Michelle:
#1 The Baylor Bears (25-2) advanced for another round with a 62-51 against the Villanova Wildcats (18-7). The Wildcats had a 30-23 first half lead. The Bears came back in the second half with a 39-21 for the win. The Bears top scorer Adam Flager finished with 16 points.
#2 In a razor close game the Arkansas Razorbacks (21-5) clipped the Oral Robets Eagles (18-11) 72-70 on Saturday. The Eagles had a 35-28 lead after the first half but the Razorbacks came right back with a 44-35 second half. The Razorbacks guard Jalen Tate led all scorers with 22 points.
#3 The No.6 Michigan Wolverines women (16-6) lost a tough one to the No.2 Baylor Lady Bears (28-2) the Bears NaLssya Smith was the top scorer with 24 points. The Lady Bears led in every frame but the Wolverines tried to make a come back in the fourth quarter but fell three points short 78-75.
The Baylor Bears Davion Mitchell (45) battles for the lane against Auburn’s Bubatunde Akingbola (13) during the second half of Sat Jan 30, 2021 in Waco TX (AP News photo)
On the NCAA podcast with Michelle:
#1 No.1 ranked Gonzaga (17-0) bested Pepperdine (7-8) on Saturday night with a convincing 97-75 win. The Zags Drew Timme scored 19 points and Corey Kispert right behind Timme with 16 points.
#2 No.2 ranked Baylor Bears (16-0) got a eight point win over Auburn (10-8) 84-72. The Bears Adam Flagler led with 19 points and runner up Jerod Butler had 16 points as the Bears continue their undefeated record.
#3 Rutgers senior guard Geo Baker has reached the end of his rope with the way the NCAA treats it’s athletes and said that the NCAA’s treatment of the players is a “modern day slavery” on Instagram. Baker said in one Instagram post that the players are in a bubble and they can’t visit their girlfriends and family but they can’t sell their own jerseys or keeping the rights to their likeness.