March Madness Scores 2012: Baylor Will Use Size to Defeat Red-Hot Colorado

Scott SemmlerAnalyst IIMarch 17, 2012

KANSAS CITY, MO - MARCH 10:  Perry Jones III #1 of the Baylor Bears drives against Ricardo Ratliffe #10 of the Missouri Tigers in the first half during the championship game of the 2012 Big 12 Men's Basketball Tournament at Sprint Center on March 10, 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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With a trip to the Sweet 16 on the line, Baylor will throw its size around on Saturday night and bully Colorado to a loss, ending the Buffalo's magical run over the last few weeks.

Colorado will come into their game against Baylor on Saturday winning five games in a row, including a Pac-12 Tournament upset and a win over UNLV in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday.

When the Buffalo's' backs are against the wall, they have risen to the occasion time and time again.

However, a seasoned team like Baylor is destined to roll over them on Saturday, ending their run.

Baylor's size and sheer athleticism will be on display against Colorado, something the Buffalo's do not lack, but do not have enough of to challenge the Bears.

This will be Perry Jones III's coming out party in the NCAA Tournament, as it is set up to be.

Colorado does not have a player on their roster that can keep up with the size and athleticism that Jones III brings to the floor.  Jones III had just two points and 11 rebounds in Baylor's win over South Dakota State on Thursday.  He is sure to tally around 20 points and over 10 rebounds against the Buffaloes on Saturday.

Aside from Jones III, Baylor has several other athletic big men that will cause Colorado fits.  

Quincy Acy and Quincy Miller are two long and athletic forwards in addition to Jones III that will be able to control the boards fairly easily on Saturday.  Their play inside the paint will be challenged by Andre Roberson and Austin Dufault, who both claim the rebounds for the Buffaloes.

If Colorado is to contend with Baylor, it would be because of the sheer determination this team has and the inconsistency Baylor has been playing with.  However, it would seem like the Bears' physical advantage would be enough for the Bears to take the win pretty easily.