Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 1/19/12
Upstart Baylor suffered their first loss of the season this week but won’t have time to drown their sorrows before picking up action on Saturday. Can the No. 3 Bears bounce back in time for a run-in with the No. 5 Missouri Tigers?

Though Baylor had been undefeated up until their Monday night loss to Kansas, the crack in their armor has now been exposed. If the Tigers can capitalize on the temporary vulnerability, we could see them climb further up the AP and USA Today polls.

Both of their odds of winning the March Madness tournament may fall short of those pinned to blue chip programs like Kentucky and North Carolina, but that’s not to say that the two featured Big 12 foes don’t deserve attention on the NCAA betting lines.

Although Kansas now leads the conference standings with their 5-0 record, Baylor and Missouri, tied for second with a 4-1 mark, ought to factor into the National Tournament this March.

Will Marcus Denmon and Kim English be able to will their Tigers to a victory handing Baylor their second straight loss? The high octane Missouri offense has already launched the program into contention across the country, what can’t it do?

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