Jan 26, 2022

Baylor rolls by Kansas State in men's basketball

Posted Jan 26, 2022 12:25 PM

WACO, Texas – Kansas State could never really recover from an early onslaught by the defending national champions, as No. 4/4 Baylor displayed its immense talents on both ends of the court in earning a 74-49 victory over the Wildcats on Tuesday night before 8,062 fans at the Ferrell Center.

K-State (10-9, 2-6 Big 12), which scored the opening points of the game on a 3-pointer by sophomore Ish Massoud, surrendered the next 9 points before falling behind by as many as 21 points in the first half. The Wildcats made some in-roads in the early part of the second half, slicing the lead to 14 points, but that was the closest it would get as the Bears built as much as a 29-point lead.

For K-State, it was the worst offensive performance of the season, as the Bears stifled the Wildcats at every turn, causing them to post season-lows in 5 categories, including points (49), field goals made (19) and field goal percentage (31.7). The team had a season-low 21 points in the opening half on 26.9 percent (7-of-26) from the field, including 15.4 percent (2-of-13) from long range.