College Basketball Baylor Bears vs USC Trojans Start Time, Betting Odds

Third-seeded Baylor beat 11-seed USC 82-78 on Sunday in the final NCAA Tournament game this year at the BOK Center.

Therefore, with that being said, heading into the round of 32, what are USC's three keys to continue their hot streak and upset Baylor? Jump to the comments section below for live updates as the game unfolds. Given that the against-the-spread line opened as Baylor -6.5 and finished at -5.5, some of those who bet on the Bears to cover looked in good shape (with others set for at least a push) when a last-second three clanked off the rim.

At stake: The victor advances to the regional semifinals, set for Friday in NY. She told Baylor fans if people tell them they will never send their daughters to Baylor, they should "knock them right in the face". "They trusted me with the ball in my hands, so I just had to go out there and make plays".

The Trojans used deep rotation to avoid let down because of the fatigue, but the bench players provided only 7 points. Metu and Boatwright added 14 points apiece. Once again, the Trojans suffered from the slow start and trailed by as much as 12 points in the first half, and by 8 points at the break. The Bears had 10 offensive rebounds and scored 18 points in the paint in that period.

"They were just coming up and telling me, 'Man, we got you, we got it, we got it".

As much as the USC Trojans (26-9) resilience is commendable, they are dancing on the edge of the knife the last two games. The Trojans will struggle to score on the Bears and the long shot magic is bound to end. Defensively, Baylor is yielding 62.7 points per game against the opposing teams.

Baylor's players are hoping a deep NCAA Tournament run can help improve the school's reputation amid a sexual assault scandal that sparked a federal lawsuit and prompted the university to fire its football coach and demote its president.

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