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Men's Hoops Rallies to Beat Kansas State, 87-73 in 2 OTs


73
KANSAS STATE
(17-8, 7-5) RV/RV
  1ST 2ND OT 2OT F
30 27 11 5 73
21 36 11 19 87

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Waco, Texas • Attendance: 7,556

87
BAYLOR
(16-9, 4-8) NR/NR

THE RUNDOWN
WACO, Texas (AP)- Kenny Chery had a triple-double, Brady Heslip hit a tying 3-pointer at the buzzer in regulation and Baylor rallied to beat Kansas State 87-73 in two overtimes Saturday night, snapping a four-game home losing streak.

The Bears (16-9, 4-8 Big 12) trailed by 10 with 9 minutes left before rallying to end their longest home skid in nine years.

Baylor's Taurean Prince banked in a tiebreaking 3-pointer in the second overtime, and had a three-point play on a dunk to put Baylor up by 11 with a minute remaining.

Nino Williams had a career-high 20 points for the Wildcats (17-8, 7-5), who lost their fifth straight on the road.

Chery had the sixth triple-double in school history with 20 points and career highs of 12 assists and 10 rebounds.

Marcus Foster, the hot Kansas State freshman playing 200 miles from his Texas home, had 18 points and 10 assists but missed a free throw late in regulation before Heslip's tying shot.

Heslip's swish from well beyond the arc came after a wild sequence of three missed shots before Isaiah Austin came up with a loose ball and passed to Heslip, who let the ball go with the clock inside 2 seconds.

Heslip was 0 of 6 and the Bears were two of 20 from 3-point range before his tying shot.

Cory Jefferson had 21 points and 11 rebounds for Baylor before fouling out on a play that led to the tying free throw from Foster in the first overtime.

HIGHLIGHTS
• This was Baylor's largest halftime deficit overcome in a win since making up a 10-point halftime deficit in 77-72 win at Texas on Feb. 20, 2012.
• This was Baylor's largest halftime deficit overcome to win in a home game since making up 14-point deficit in 70-66 win vs. Colorado on Jan. 29, 2011.
Kenny Chery finished with 20 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists, the 6th triple-double in Baylor history and 14th in Big 12 history. He was the first Baylor player ever to have a triple-double in a conference game, and the first BU player with a triple-double since Ekpe Udoh recorded one on January 6th, 2010.
• Chery set career highs with 12 assists and 10 rebounds.
• Chery had a 2.4 assist-to-turnover ratio, his 16th time in the last 17 games with a ratio better than 2.
Isaiah Austin (18 points) scored in double figures for the 16th time this season and the 43rd time in his career.
• Austin finished with a career-high 9 blocks, which is 4th most in Baylor history, one behind the record of 10.
• Austin had his 3rd straight game with double digit points in a half (10 in the 2nd half).
• Jefferson has his highest point total in Big 12 play this season (21 points), his 2nd game of the season with 20+ and 10th of his career. Baylor owns a 10-0 record when Jefferson scores 20+ points.
• Jefferson finished 9-13 from the free throw line, his most makes and attempts of the season.
• Jefferson also finished with 11 rebounds, his 8th of the season and 19th of his career which ties him for 8th all-time with Willie Sublett and Jerome Lambert.
Royce O'Neale had his 2nd consecutive game with 8 rebounds, which tied his career high.
Taurean Prince (12 points) scored 8 points in 2OT, while Kansas State scored 5.

STAT OF THE GAME
Baylor had a 54-40 rebounding advantage, surpassing the 40-rebound mark for the 13th time this season (10-2 in those games).

TWEET OF THE GAME

WHAT'S NEXT
Baylor plays its second game in three days at the Ferrell Center as the Bears host Oklahoma State on ESPN Big Monday at 8 p.m. CT.


 

 

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