- Nov 15, 2014
I think it will be a low scoring game. UConn 57-Baylor 51
As one who attended many games, and played some, in the old field house I agree there is nothing like STUDENTs participation in the games. That atmosphere is electric and rowdy.With the win in Dallas and the core four getting through the game injury free, it's back to UConn's second home the XL in Hartford, (darn, I'd rather it be Gampel). Why play in both Baylor and Tenn in Hartford, they should be in Gampel for THE STUDENTS, after all it is College Basketball. Now that I did my rant, back to the prediction. Many people are saying UConn has no chance, but when I look at who Baylor has played and had ONLY ONE actual road game I'm not so sure that they're as good as some people believe. This should be a challenge for UConn, but it also should be a challenge for Baylor. Game is a close one but the Huskies pull it out; UConn 78 - Baylor 66. All predictions must be in by 6:50 Eastern or 3:50 Pacific. Good Luck to all you Prognosticators, to include @meyers7.
Pundits, dependent on the matching, often give the home team 10 points. Uconn at home with the home crowd, the team is UP for this one, and Geno has shown Meagan where the press dissed her---it shall be a tussle and fun game. Expect 2 kids to go off on Baylor: Aubrey and CW.Playing at home will be worth at least 5 points in an otherwise even match up. UConn 70, Baylor 65.
I disagree on Olivia must have a "monster" game. She needs to stay out of foul trouble and just play "her" game. Megan, Irwin, Aubrey can handle the post and rebounding. Cox will get hers and she'll get called on fouls. This is a total UConn team effort with no let downs.73-71 Baylor
I think Cox is going to be too much for Liv to handle, additionally Baylor's speed and length will make it difficult. This is the first time I have ever gone against UConn . Liv needs to have a monster game and we need to shoot 50%+ from 3 to win this and prove me wrong.
Kim got 10 points from her bench from 2 players against Oklahoma Saturday. The starters should play the bulk of the minutes in this game, although she got 41 minutes from her bench Saturday. Te’a Cooper had a career high 32 points. I don’t expect that to happen again this year, let alone against UConn.Also, Baylor is very big. They replace Size with More Size. I wouldn’t be surprised if Mulkey does a big lineup with Tea at the 1, Didi 2, Lauren 3, Smith 4, Queen 5.