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Baylor Basketball Livestreams Connect 4 Championship Matchup

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On Tuesday, the Baylor Bears played in a championship game. Actually, just two Bears, L.J. Cryer and Davion Mitchell. And it wasn’t basketball. It was Connect Four. You know, the board game?

With a week between their second-round win over Wisconsin and their Sweet 16 game against Villanova on Saturday, the Bears are looking for ways to keep themselves entertained in the ‘bubble’ environment in Indianapolis. Turns out, for the past few days, the team has been engaging its own ‘March Madness’ bracket of Connect Four, as senior guard Mark Vital explained on Twitter.

 

Mitchell, the starting junior guard who just scored 16 points and had eight assists against Wisconsin, squared off with Cryer, one of the prizes of head coach Scott Drew’s 2020 recruiting class. The freshman doesn’t play much, but apparently he schooled the rest of the team in getting to the championship match against Mitchell.

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Cryer handled the red chips, while Mitchell handled the yellow chips, and as you can see from the video, things got tense during the eight-minute showdown.

But in the end, age won out.

“I’m the Connect Four champion, just know that man,” Mitchell said as he dropped the final yellow chip and celebrated with Matthew Mayer and Mark Vital.

 

Mitchell won earlier on Tuesday, too, but not at Connect Four. He was announced as one of the finalists for the Naismith Defensive Player of the Year award.

Alabama’s Herb Jones, Utah State’s Neemias Queta and USC’s Evan Mobley are also finalists.

You can find Matthew Postins on Twitter @PostinsPostcard.

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