NCAAB Game Recap - Iowa State at Baylor
Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:00 PM EST

IaSt
55
Baylor
68
F
Aub
64
Alab
83
F
Seton
78
Butl
70
F
UVA
50
FlaSt
54
F
KY
78
SCar
81
F
WichSt
53
Temp
65
F
Crei
80
GTown
83
F
Colg
67
Lafy
71
F
StFPA
100
FaDi
85
F
CenCT
55
SacHr
66
F
BC
50
Syr
76
F
Samf
63
ETSU
88
F
Tuls
65
ECU
49
F
Mia-FL
63
NCSU
80
F
GMas
67
GrgWas
73
F
Ford
56
Duques
58
F(OT)
Bry
67
(N/A)
71
F
Vermt
72
Bingha
53
F
Woff
59
Chat
72
F
LongI
69
StFNY
66
F
UMass
61
StBon
74
F
Ind
50
Rut
59
F
Albany
76
UNH
73
F(OT)
VMI
62
Mercer
73
F
UMassL
98
Maine
104
F(OT)
Navy
88
Leh
83
F
Evans
42
IndSt
65
F
Stony
65
Hartfo
68
F
Tenn
63
UGA
80
F
WCU
79
Furm
83
F
StPet
51
Fairf
61
F
UNCG
79
Citad
69
F
Buck
60
Amer
61
F
InWor
56
McNee
72
F
URI
71
StJos
61
F
Tex
76
OkSt
64
F
Xav
65
Marq
85
F
N DA
66
SDSt
87
F
SDak
70
NDSt
72
F
SFA
77
CenAR
76
F
Brad
91
MOSt
78
F
TXAMC
56
SeLA
62
F
Valpa
78
NrthIA
88
F
NWSt
73
Nich
72
F
SamH
80
Lamar
75
F(OT)
NOrl
106
HBU
98
F
ND
78
GaTec
74
F
Vand
55
Ark
75
F
StJon
58
Prov
63
F
SMU
62
Hou
71
F
TexSA
77
UTEP
80
F(OT)
NM
72
ColSt
105
F
Bois
78
AF
85
F
PSU
69
Minn
75
F
UCIrv
74
CS-Ful
61
F
Stan
74
UCLA
59
F
SJSU
87
UNLV
98
F
Army
HolyC
PPD

Jan 15, 2020, 8:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Iowa State (8-8)

25

30

55

(2) Baylor (14-1)

30

38

68

No. 2 Baylor wins 13th in a row 68-55 over Iowa State
Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:38 PM

WACO, Texas (AP) Davion Mitchell took the inbound pass for No. 2 Baylor at the end of the first half, quickly worked his way down the court and stopped just short of the 3-point line on the right wing and got fouled, just as he expected.

Mitchell made all three of his free throws with less than a second remaining, then made two 3-pointers early in the second half as the Bears started stretching their lead on way to their 13th win in a row, 68-55 over Iowa State on Wednesday night.

“I kind of knew he was going to foul me because I was moving so fast,” said Mitchell, who finished with 17 points and six assists. "And I knew he was going to be behind me. He was thinking I was going to get a layup, so I knew if I stopped he was going to run right into me."

And Cyclones freshman Tre Jackson did just that.

“Our first 20 minutes were really good, we competed,” Iowa State coach Steve Prohm said. “Last play of the first half ... I told our guys let's move on, learn from it, we'll move forward. The second half, man, we just didn't compete.”

The free throws, which came after Mitchell took an inbound pass with four seconds remaining, gave Baylor (14-1, 4-0 Big 12) a 30-25 halftime lead. After the Bears made only 1-of-11 3-pointers in the first half, Mitchell hit from long range in the first minute of the second half. Another less than two minutes later made it 38-25.

“In the first half, we weren’t in our groove but our defense kept us there,” Baylor coach Scott Drew said. “In the second half, we were able to have the offense come around and get some separation. A team like Iowa State who leads the conference in scoring, you don’t want to be in a situation where you’re in a one or two-possession game because they can score quick."

Rasir Bolton and Prentiss Nixon both had nine points for Iowa State (8-8, 1-3), which entered the game averaging 78.4 points a game.

Jared Butler had 19 points for the Bears, whose only loss came against Washington in Alaska the first week of the season. They had road wins last week against at No. 23 Texas Tech and No. 6 Kansas, that win at Allen Fieldhouse being their first ever there.

Freddie Gillespie had 14 points and 11 rebounds, his sixth double-double this season for Baylor. Mark Vital had 11 points.

Mitchell had a go-ahead layup with 4:02 left in the first half after Iowa State's last lead, and then grabbed a defensive rebound and passed to Butler for a 3-pointer.

“That's the great thing,” Drew said, “everybody contributes."

BIG PICTURE

Iowa State: The Cyclones have always struggled in Waco, losing seven in a row and 15 of the 17 trips there. Nixon got all of his points in a span of just over three minutes in the second half. The Cyclones never got closer than 11 after Mitchell's first 3 in the second half.

Baylor: The Bears have held five consecutive high major opponents to their season lows. Iowa State was only two above its previous low of 53.

HOLDING DOWN HALIBURTON

Iowa State guard Tyrese Haliburton finished 2-of-12 shooting and had only six points, 10 below his season average. He still had eight rebounds and nine assists.

“You can only hope to limit him. You know he's going to do a good positive things,” Drew said. “The key is he doesn't have those triple-double nights against you. ... We just tried to make everything as contested as possible."

ONLY 4-0

Baylor is the only team that got through the first four Big 12 games without a loss. The Bears' overall winning streak is the second-longest in the country behind San Diego State's 17 in a row. Auburn was 15-0 before losing Wednesday night.

“We have a group of guys that learn from experiences and are humble enough to take coaching and apply it in the game and realize each game is important,” Butler said.

UP NEXT

Iowa State plays another game against a Top 25 team in Texas, at No. 23 Texas Tech on Saturday.

Baylor plays three of its next four games on the road, starting Saturday at Oklahoma State and a stretch that ends with their Jan. 29 game at Iowa State.

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Leaders

Iowa State PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
T. Jackson 0 0 1 1 0 1
R. Bolton 9 0 3 4 0 0
Baylor PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
M. Mayer 0 0 0 1 0 0
J. Butler 19 0 5 2 2 0

Team Comparison

IaSt Baylor
Points For 55 68
Field Goals 23/58-40% 25/62-40%
Three Pointers 6/23-26% 5/20-25%
Free Throws 3/6-50% 13/22-59%
Offensive Rebounds 8 17
Defensive Rebounds 25 28
Rebounds 36 51
Blocks 6 4
Steals 5 6
Turnovers 12 12
Personal Fouls 20 13
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - Baylor Leads Series 1-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Wed Jan 15 IaSt 55 @ Baylor 68 T. Lewis 2 T. Clark 1

Game Information

Stadium: Ferrell Center, Waco, Texas
Attendance: 8,500
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