I floated this to a few friends in the past few days. One immediately thought I was insane and laughed. A college basketball coach took it in a more thoughtful manner and we had a great conversation about the matchups and walked away truly wondering...
Could the national champion Baylor Bears women's team beat a low level Div I men's team?
What do you think?
My thoughts? I believe they could. Many of the men's athletes that scrimmage against a women's team could play at the D-I level albeit a "lowly" school. Would Griner have as big an impact? Probably not, but she would still be decent. Where I think the matchups would be interesting are in the guard court. Someone like Sims could probably go toe to toe with her counterpart pretty easily. I also took into account that the matchup would have officials that actually call fouls and other rule offenses...of course this rules out nearly all D-I officials!
No way. They couldn't even beat a good boys high school team.
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