A first-round NCAA Tournament matchup will see the 14th-seeded UCSB Gauchos (27-7) take the court against the No. 3 seed Baylor Bears (22-10) on Friday at Ball Arena. The contest tips off at 1:30 PM.

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Baylor vs. UCSB Game Info

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Baylor Stats Insights

  • The Bears make 44.7% of their shots from the field this season, which is 0.6 percentage points higher than the Gauchos have allowed to their opponents (44.1%).
  • Baylor has a 15-4 straight-up record in games it shoots higher than 44.1% from the field.
  • The Bears are the 266th-ranked rebounding team in the country, the Gauchos sit at 302nd.
  • The Bears score 11.6 more points per game (77.2) than the Gauchos allow (65.6).
  • Baylor has an 18-6 record when putting up more than 65.6 points.

Baylor Home & Away Comparison

  • Baylor posts 82.2 points per game in home games, compared to 71.1 points per game in road games, a difference of 11.1 points per contest.
  • The Bears are surrendering 66.4 points per game this season when playing at home, which is 9.5 fewer points than they're allowing on the road (75.9).
  • When playing at home, Baylor is averaging one more treys per game (10.1) than on the road (9.1). It also sports a better three-point percentage at home (38.3%) compared to in away games (35.8%).

Baylor Schedule

Date Opponent Score Arena
2/27/2023 @ Oklahoma State W 74-68 Gallagher-Iba Arena
3/4/2023 Iowa State L 73-58 Ferrell Center
3/9/2023 Iowa State L 78-72 T-Mobile Center
3/17/2023 UCSB - Ball Arena