Kansas St. uses late 1st-half run to down Baylor 77-67

By  | 

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) -- Dean Wade scored 25 points and Barry Brown scored 18 and Kansas State beat Baylor 77-67 Bramlage Coliseum on Saturday.

Kansas State forward Dean Wade (32) vies for the ball against Baylor forward Mark Vital, back, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Manhattan, Kan., Saturday, March 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

After a back-and-forth first half, Kansas State (21-10, 10-8 Big 12) used a 13-2 run over the final 5:42 of the first half for 35-25 halftime lead. The run was capped by Wade's fade-away basket that danced around the rim and went in as the buzzer sounded. Wade finished on 9-of-14 shooting, was 6 of 7 from the foul line and grabbed seven rebounds.

The Wildcats maintained control in the second half and extended their lead to 16 midway through the second half. Baylor (18-13, 8-10) went on a 13-2 run as Nuni Omot buried three 3-pointers and threw down a dunk and Baylor drew within 62-57 with 6:27 left but the Bears couldn't get closer.

Omot finished with 30 points on 8-of-11 shooting — including 6 of 9 from beyond the arc — and made 8 of 9 foul shots.


Baylor: The Bears finished below .500 in conference for the first time in seven seasons.

Kansas State: The Wildcats' 21 wins equals matching their win total from last year.


Both teams start play in the Big 12 Conference Tournament in Kansas City, Mo., next week.