New Lob City? J.J. Watt has nothing but love for Baylor after beating Wisconsin
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Baylor Bears guard Davion Mitchell (45) reacts after guard Jared Butler (12) made a basket against the Wisconsin Badgers during the first half in the second round of the 2021 NCAA Tournament at Hinkle Fieldhouse. Mandatory Credit: Marc Lebryk-USA TODAY Sports

J.J. Watt had nothing but respect for Baylor basketball after they dunked all over his alma mater Wisconsin in the NCAA Tournament.

J.J. Watt got bragging rights over his wife Kealia after his Wisconsin Badgers beat her North Carolina Tar Heels in the Round of 64. But that’s all he got after the Badgers were dominated from the opening tip to the final whistle against 1-seed Baylor.

The Baylor Bears looked like the team many have pegged in their March Madness bracket to cut down the nets and win the NCAA Tournament in their 76-63 win.

Scott Drew’s team was led by Matthew Mayer, Davion Mitchell and Jared Butler as the Badgers had no answer for the depth the Bears offer.

J.J. Watt was impressed with Baylor after they knocked off Wisconsin

It wasn’t just that Baylor beat Wisconsin. They dunked all over their heads en route to advancing to the Sweet 16.

That’s what prompted the new Arizona Cardinals defensive lineman to dub Baylor as the new Lob City, a reference to the 2012-2013 Florida Gulf Coast team that advanced to the Sweet 16 with one highlight-reel dunk after another.

Good effort @BadgerMBB

Thanks for the entertainment and for beating my wife’s alma mater.

Congrats @BaylorMBB, hell of a team you’ve got there and some incredible defense.

(I did pick @BaylorWBB to win it all in my women’s bracket challenge, so I feel partially responsible)

— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) March 21, 2021

The former Texans-turned-Cardinal wasn’t wrong.

Just look at this dunk.

And this one.

And Mark Vital touching the sky here.

Baylor next plays the winner of Villanova-North Texas in the Sweet 16.

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