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Baylor back from pause, resumes bid for undefeated season

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Baylor back from time out, returns to proposal for unbeaten period

Baylor is back in its proposal for an unbeaten period.

It won’t be a very easy return.

The No. 2 Bears return from an extensive COVID-19 time out today with 3 video games in 5 days.

Baylor go back to the court for the very first time in 3 weeks Tuesday versus Iowa State. The Bears have a day to prepare yourself for No. 10 West Virginia, as well as play once more 2 days later on at No. 17 Kansas.

“I’d like to believe that we’re going to pick up where we left off,” Baylor junior guard Jared Butler stated. “It’s going to be a little hard in the first few minutes just to get our wind back, but I think ultimately, we’re going to get back in our groove.”

Baylor got rid of an earlier coronavirus time out to maintain winning, matching top-ranked Gonzaga as Department I’s just unbeaten groups.

The Bears (17-0, 9-0 Huge 12) needed to stop after defeating No. 14 Texas on Feb. 2, compeling the post ponement of 6 straight video games. Baylor has actually shed 8 video games to COVID-19 completely.

The opening video game versus Iowa State need to enable the Bears to alleviate back right into the circulation of online video games. The Hawkeyes are 2-16 as well as 0-13 in Huge 12 video games.

It obtains a great deal harder afterwards.

West Virginia returned right into the leading 10 this after defeating Texas recently as well as is among the hardest-playing groups in university basketball.

The Bears after that need to play in among the video game’s hardest roadway locations, Allen Fieldhouse.

They’re additionally capturing the Jayhawks at a hard time. After having a hard time last month to quit of the AP Top 25 for the very first time in 232 weeks, Kansas has actually has actually won 5 directly, consisting of over No. 18 Texas Technology as well as then-No. 23 Oklahoma State.

The Jayhawks will certainly be coming off a video game versus No. 14 Texas on Thursday.

“Seeing everybody else play, I kind of feel like I’ve been missing out,” Butler stated. “What do you call it when your parents punish you and you can’t go outside and play with your friends? That’s what it’s been feeling like.”

TOP 10 BIG 10

No. 3 Michigan as well as No. 4 Ohio State played among the period’s ideal video games on Saturday, a 92-87 Wolverines’ win.

Both groups have one more top-10 video game today, versus the exact same challenger no much less.

Michigan (16-1, 11-1 Huge 10) encounters No. 9 Iowa on Thursday in what’s sure to be one more top-level video game. The Wolverines additionally deal with Indiana on Saturday.

The Buckeyes play having a hard time Michigan State on Thursday, after that host the Hawkeyes on Sunday.

Both will certainly be must-watch video games.

TREND TITLE?

No. 9 Alabama has an opportunity today to do something it hasn’t completed in 19 years: secure the Southeastern Meeting regular-season title.

The Crimson Trend can secure at the very least a share of the title Wednesday at No. 20 Arkansas. The Razorbacks have actually gotten on a roll recently, going up 4 places in this week’s survey after extending their winning touch to 4 video games.

Alabama after that dips into Mississippi State on Saturday in the rematch of an eight-point Crimson Trend win previously this period.

UNBEATEN ZAGS

Gonzaga’s proposal for an unbeaten period can shut today, preventing any kind of enhancements to the timetable.

The Zags (22-0, 13-0 WCC) host Santa Clara on Thursday as well as Loyola Marymount on Saturday. Win those as well as Gonzaga will likely be the first string to go cord to cord at No. 1 in the AP Top 25 considering that Kentucky in 2014-15.

The West Coastline Meeting event is set up to begin March 4 in Las Las vega. Gonzaga will certainly be the front runner, so it won’t begin till the semifinals on March 8.

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A lot more AP university basketball: https://apnews.com/hub/College-basketball as well as https://twitter.com/AP_Top25

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