Jan. 21, 2009
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) - LaceDarius Dunn tied a school record with nine 3-pointers while scoring 33 points to lead Baylor past Kansas State 83-65 Wednesday night.
Denis Clemente scored 17 points for Kansas State (11-7, 0-4 Big 12), which has lost its first four conference games for the first time since the 1996-97 season. Dominique Sutton scored 12 points and Darren Kent added 11 for the Wildcats.
The nine 3-pointers by Dunn raised his team-leading total to 61 and tied the record set by David Hamilton in 1995. Dunn came within five of his career-high 38 points, which he scored against Texas Tech on March 8, 2008.
The Bears connected on 13 attempts from outside the arc.
Struggling against Baylor's zone defense, the cold-shooting Wildcats had only eight points on the board with 8 minutes left in the first half. Kansas State closed out the period on a 7-3 run but trailed 36-23 at halftime en route to its second loss in 12 home games.
Dunn remained hot in the second half, reeling off 11 points in the first 9:06 of the period. The Wildcats pieced together an 8-3 run, sparked by Clemente's two free with 13:35 left in the game.
But Dunn hit a 3-pointer with about 11 minutes remaining to extinguish the comeback attempt. The Bears maintained a double-digit lead throughout the half and took advantage of Kansas State foul trouble, making 14-of-16 free throws in the period.