March 20, 2023

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Previewing the second round matchups in Denver

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A look at the second-round NCAA Tournament matchups set for Sunday night inside Ball Arena.

No. 6 Creighton (22-12) vs. No. 3 Baylor (23-10)

Time/TV: 5:10 p.m., TBS

Betting line/over-under: Baylor -1.5, 145.5

What Creighton wants to do: The Bluejays endured some tense moments in the second half of their first-round matchup with N.C. State, largely due to their inability to hit from outside (3 of 20 from 3). That must change if they are to keep pace with a Baylor offense that’s among the best in the nation.

Creighton has a distinct advantage in the paint with Ryan Kalkbrenner coming off a career-high 31 points and three blocks. But if the Jays’ guards aren’t hitting from deep — guards Ryan Nemhard, Trey Alexander and Baylor Scheierman were 2 of 15 vs. N.C. State  — Baylor…

Matt Schubert

2023-03-18 14:49:29

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