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Baylor 74, Kansas State 49

By STEPHEN HAWKINS
AP Sports Writer

WACO, Texas - Jonathan Tchamwa Tchatchoua and Kendall Brown each had a double-double as fourth-ranked Baylor won its third game in a row since rare consecutive losses, beating Kansas State 74-49.

Tchamwa Tchatchoua scored 13 points on 6-of-7 shooting, including a 3-pointer from the top of the key, and the 6-foot-8 post player grabbed 12 rebounds. Brown had 10 points and 11 rebounds.

LJ Cryer added 14 points with three 3-pointers and Adam Flagler had 13 points and five assists for Baylor (18-2, 6-2 Big 12), which was home for the first time since successive defeats in the Ferrell Center two weeks ago.

Those losses to Texas Tech and Oklahoma ended the Bears' 21-game winning streak and cost the defending national champions their No. 1 ranking in the AP poll. They rebounded with wins last week at West Virginia and Oklahoma.

The Wildcats (10-9, 2-6) led only after Ismael Massoud made a 3-pointer on their first shot of the game, only three days after they almost pulled off an upset over fifth-ranked Kansas.

Nijel Pack had 13 points to lead Kansas State, held to its fewest points this season. He was the Big 12 co-player of the week after scoring 35 against Kansas, but missed seven of his first eight shots against the Bears.

After Massoud's opening 3, K-State missed 13 of its next 14 shots, misfiring on six in a row over 4 1/2 minutes and then seven more in nearly six minutes. The Wildcats were down 18-8 when Mike McGuirl made a layup with 8:04 left in the first half, and only that close because Baylor was in a four-minute span without making a shot.


Kansas State
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
I. Massoud F 21 1-7 0-0 1-5 1-1 0 0 0 1 1 3
S. Miguel F 12 1-5 0-0 0-1 1-4 0 0 1 0 2 2
N. Pack G 31 4-12 3-4 2-5 1-2 1 0 1 0 2 13
M. Smith G 31 2-11 1-3 1-4 3-6 0 0 0 1 3 6
M. Nowell G 30 5-11 0-2 1-4 0-1 4 0 1 3 1 11
M. McGuirl   27 3-9 0-0 0-4 2-3 2 0 3 1 0 6
K. Ezeagu   19 1-2 2-4 0-0 2-4 0 0 0 1 1 4
L. Kasubke   15 1-2 0-0 0-0 1-1 1 0 0 1 1 2
C. Linguard Jr.   7 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0 0 0 0 2 0
D. Bradford   5 1-1 0-0 0-0 1-1 0 0 0 4 2 2
J. Brooks   0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0
D. Honas   0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals   198 19-60
(.317)
6-13
(.462)
5-23
(.217)
16-28 8 0 6 12 15 49


Baylor
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
K. Brown F 27 4-5 2-4 0-0 1-11 2 0 0 2 2 10
M. Mayer F 25 3-7 2-2 0-3 0-5 3 0 2 0 3 8
F. Thamba F 16 1-2 2-4 0-0 3-3 0 3 0 1 2 4
A. Flagler G 30 6-10 0-1 1-5 0-0 5 1 0 2 1 13
L. Cryer G 28 4-12 3-3 3-8 0-2 4 1 0 6 1 14
D. Bonner   24 3-4 0-0 1-2 0-0 5 0 2 1 3 7
J. Tchamwa Tchatchoua   22 6-7 0-0 1-1 5-12 1 0 1 1 2 13
J. Sochan   21 2-3 0-0 1-2 1-2 1 1 2 2 1 5
K. Love   2 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Z. Loveday   2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0
M. Paul   2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0 0 0 0 1 0
A. Sacks   2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals   201 29-51
(.569)
9-14
(.643)
7-21
(.333)
11-39 21 6 7 15 16 74
Officials: Terry Oglesby, Tony Padilla, Marques Pettigrew




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