Kansas State University

Wildcat report: K-State 63, Baylor 61

Saturday’s box score

Kansas St. 63, No. 22 Baylor 61

BAYLOR

Min

FG

FT

OR-TR

A

PF

PT

O’Neale

34

2-5

1-1

3-6

5

1

6

Chery

32

8-14

1-1

1-3

3

1

21

Gathers

33

1-5

3-3

4-6

1

4

5

Medford

31

1-9

1-2

0-0

2

4

4

Motley

17

2-6

1-3

1-5

0

3

5

Prince

29

7-14

4-4

2-5

0

2

20

Wainright

10

0-0

0-0

0-2

0

1

0

Freeman

14

0-2

0-0

0-1

1

0

0

Totals

200

21-55

11-14

13-30

12

16

61

Percentages: FG .382, FT .786. 3-Point Goals: 8-23, .348 (Chery 4-6, Prince 2-7, O’Neale 1-4, Medford 1-5, Freeman 0-1). Team Rebounds: 2. Blocked Shots: 3 (Motley 2, Gathers). Turnovers: 15 (Motley 4, Prince 3, O’Neale 3, Chery 3, Wainright, Medford). Steals: 8 (Prince 4, O’Neale 2, Chery, Gathers). Technical Fouls: None.

KANSAS ST.

Min

FG

FT

OR-TR

A

PF

PT

Thomas

26

2-4

0-0

0-2

4

2

5

Foster

27

3-7

3-4

0-3

2

4

11

Williams

25

7-11

4-4

1-7

0

4

18

Iwundu

32

3-5

2-2

0-1

6

2

8

Gipson

36

4-7

1-2

1-6

0

1

9

M Harris

9

2-4

0-0

1-2

1

0

4

Edwards

22

1-4

2-4

1-1

3

1

4

N Johnson

13

1-1

1-2

1-1

0

0

4

Hurt

10

0-3

0-0

1-1

1

1

0

Totals

200

23-46

13-18

8-26

17

15

63

Percentages: FG .500, FT .722. 3-Point Goals: 4-11, .364 (Foster 2-5, N. Johnson 1-1, Thomas 1-2, Iwundu 0-1, Edwards 0-2). Team Rebounds: 2. Blocked Shots: 1 (Gipson). Turnovers: 14 (Thomas 5, Iwundu 4, Gipson 2, Foster 2, Hurt). Steals: 8 (Foster 3, Iwundu 2, Edwards, Thomas, Gipson). Technical Fouls: None.

Baylor

33

28

61

Kansas St.

24

39

63

A—12,528. Officials—James Breeding, Ron Groover, Jeb Hartness.

Nino’s night

There is something about Baylor that brings out the best in Nino Williams.

The senior forward once again terrorized the Bears, scoring 18 points and grabbing seven rebounds in 25 minutes. It was the third straight game in which he has reached double figures against Baylor. He scored 35 points in two games against the Bears last year.

“I don’t know if we messed up in recruiting or something, but he has been really good against us,” Baylor coach Scott Drew said. “We know he is really good.”

Williams said his playing style, which thrives on mid-range jumpers and layups, is a good matchup for Baylor’s zone defense.

“We could score from the short corner middles and I was just lucky my teammates found me,” Williams said. “We knew they did not have a shot blocker and I figured I could attack the rim.”

Worst pass ever

One of Wesley Iwundu’s six assists will not be remembered as a headline. Late in the second half, he found Williams under the basket with an awkward pass that bounced off the hands of two defenders.

“I just threw my shoulders up,” Iwundu said. “I just did a shrug, because I don’t know how it got through there. I just guess the luck was on our side.”

Whatever works. The bucket gave K-State a 54-52 lead.

Keeping perspective

Bruce Weber tried to keep this victory in perspective.

“It is a long season with a lot of games to go,” Weber said. “We haven’t arrived yet. That was a couple big wins, but we have put ourselves in a bind. We have to focus on the next one.”

Worth noting

K-State has won six straight games against ranked opponents at Bramlage Coliseum … The 14-point comeback was the biggest comeback for K-State since rallying from 15 down to beat Charleston Southern in 2011. It was the largest Big 12 rally since 1999 against Iowa State.

Kellis Robinett

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