K-State Falls on the way to (10/11) Baylor

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WACO, TX- Playing its fifth opponent in the Associated Press top 15 in the last five weeks, K-State fell to (10/11) Baylor at Ferrell Center on Wednesday night, 95-50.

K-State (17-7, 7-5 Big 12), since Jan. 11, has faced an AP top-15 opponent in five straight weeks, which is the first time for the program since the 2009-season. 10.

Baylor (18-5, 8-3 Big 12), leading 18-14 after the first quarter, went on a 7-0 run to start the second quarter and take an 11-point, 25-14 lead, with 8:45 remaining.

The 7-0 run was a sign of things to come for the Bears as they would outscore the Wildcats, 28-13, in the second period and take a 46-27 lead at halftime. The 19-point halftime deficit was the biggest of the season for K-State.

The Bears stopped any K-State comeback attempt in the third quarter by knocking down 4 of 5 from beyond the arc in the first five minutes to take a 62-31 lead.

Baylor would keep their foot on the gas and score 32 points in the third frame with the help of a 64.7% effort from the field to hold a 78-38 lead early in the fourth quarter.

The Wildcats outscored the Bears early in the fourth quarter, 8-4, but Baylor would complete the frame with a 17-12 advantage for the final margin.

Kansas State was ruled by Brylee Glenn with 10 points, while Cymone Goodrich added nine points. The Wildcats shot 32.7 percent (18 of 55) from the field.

Baylor featured four of their eight active players in double figures and was paced by Jordan Lewis with 24 points, while NaLyssa Smith added 22 points, Queen Egbo finished with 19 points and 16 rebounds and Sarah Andrews added 19 points. The Bears shot 57.4 percent (35 of 61) from the field, including 11 of 19 (.579) from the 3-point line.

K-State will wrap up its two-game road trip this week on Saturday night, as the Wildcats travel to Kansas for the Dillons Sunflower Showdown at 6 p.m. Saturday’s game will air on Big 12 Now on ESPN+. The game will also be available on the K-State Sports Network and for free on kstatesports.com and the K-State Sports app.

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