Recap: Kansas State 64, Baylor 61
No. 13 Kansas State 64, Baylor 61: Rodney McGruder sank a 3-pointer as time expired and the visiting Wildcats remained tied atop the Big 12 standings.Baylor had the ball with one second remaining but its inbounds pass sailed the length of the floor and out of bounds, giving possession to Kansas State on its end of the floor with a second still remaining. McGruder caught the inbounds pass and let go of his winning shot in plenty of time.McGruder finished with 18 points to lead Kansas State (24-5, 13-3), which is tied with No. 5 Kansas with two games remaining. Kansas won both meetings against the Wildcats this season. Angel Rodriguez contributed 13 points and eight assists for Kansas State.Pierre Jackson had 18 points and seven assists to pace Baylor (17-12, 8-8). Cory Jefferson contributed 14 points and eight rebounds, Isaiah Austin had 11 points and 12 rebounds and Brady Heslip scored 10 for the Bears.Kansas State outscored Baylor 11-4 to start the second half to take its biggest lead, 44-38. The Bears briefly moved back ahead with 3:57 left and Jackson tied the score the score at 61 with two free throws with 35 seconds remaining.GAME NOTEBOOK: Kansas State starting guard Will Spradling played the game's first two minutes before taking a seat for the rest of the game because of a chest injury suffered Monday against Texas Tech. Martavious Irving started the second half and finished with 11 points. … Baylor is 1-7 this season in games decided by five points or less. … Kansas State is 9-0 against Texas-based schools this season.
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