Posted On: 02/28/19 11:25 AM

There’s no doubt that Baylor scores the basketball well. The Red Raiders move the basketball exceptionally well and has a point guard that controls the tempo of the game.

All of those things just mentioned are obvious, but Baylor (22-5) is just as effective on the defensive end. The Red Raiders are a disciplined basketball team. Everyone communicates with one another on the court and because of that, everyone is in their right spot on the defensive end.

In Baylor’s quarterfinals matchup against Christian Brothers last Saturday, freshman point guard Chandler Jackson scored four straight points by driving to the basket. At 6-foot-3, Jackson is a tough task to handle, and his upper body strength makes him even harder to guard, especially if Jackson’s defender isn’t quite the same size as he is.

After Jackson’s first four points of the game, senior point guard Beyuan Hendricks face guarded Jackson, and the Red Raiders went from playing man-to-man defense to zone, which took away Jackson’s sweet spots. Baylor knew it wouldn’t be able to stop Jackson from scoring, but forcing him to take some uncomfortable shots played in the Red Raiders’ favor.

After the first quarter, Jackson started to force a

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