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Baylor is something of the Jekyll and Hyde team in the NCAA tournament field.
The Bears started 2-8 in Big 12 play but caught fire down the stretch and made it all the way to the championship game in the conference tournament, only to lose a hard-fought contest against Iowa State.
The Bears’ formidable frontcourt is what stands out—between Cory Jefferson, Isaiah Austin and Royce O’Neale, although perimeter players Brady Heslip and Kenny Chery will be primary contributors during the Big Dance as well.
However, Nebraska is no stranger to physical forwards and big men coming from the grueling Big Ten.
The Cornhuskers knocked off the likes of Ohio State, Michigan State and Wisconsin during conference play and won’t be intimidated by the size of the Baylor team. Terran Petteway leads the way on the offensive end and will be the go-to scorer in crunch time.
The key from a Nebraska perspective will be to not get caught up in the moment. The Huskers looked a bit overwhelmed at the Big Ten tournament when they blew an 18-point lead against Ohio State, so the magnitude of the stage may be an issue.