The Baylor Men’s basketball team went one-and-done at the Big 12 Tournament in Kansas City.
While they would have loved to stick around a little longer, the team is banged up and coach Scott Drew knows they could use the rest to help prepare for the NCAA tournament.
“I think first of all you gotta look at the glass being half full and that means Makai gets a couple days to take care of his foot. Jared Butler, gives him a couple days to take care of his knees. Mark Vital is nursing an injury. That will give him a couple days. That’s a positive to hopefully get healthier.”
While the time off gives Baylor a chance to rest it also gives Drew and his coaches the chance to go back to the drawing board and work on getting back in a rhythm for the NCAA Tournament next week.
“The second thing besides that is hopefully we can spend a couple of days working on executing and trying to be better offensively and trying to get back into a rhythm,” he said. “We’ve been so blessed in previous years to have basically one or two starting line-ups, and it seems like this year we’ve had more different line-ups, different combinations, and I know that’s been tough on the guys, tough on us.”
The Bears will learn their NCAA tournament fate during the NCAA Selection show on Sunday at 5:00pm.