NCAAB Game Recap - Baylor at Kansas State
Mon Feb 3, 2020 9:00 PM EST

Baylor
73
KansSt
67
F
Tex
58
Kansas
69
F
UNC
59
FlaSt
65
F
Norf
63
NCC
69
F
Lafy
65
Buck
62
F
Copp
64
How
56
F
MD-ES
68
DelSt
66
F
SCSt
63
NCAT
78
F
E WA
77
NoAZ
66
F
Gram
90
MsVl
65
F
PVAM
69
AlaAM
54
F
JackSt
49
ArkPB
45
F
TXSo
55
AlSt
79
F
Ida
67
Sac
53
F

Feb 3, 2020, 9:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

(1) Baylor (20-1)

33

40

73

Kansas State (9-13)

28

39

67

No. 1 Baylor beats Kansas State 73-67 for 19th straight win
Tue Feb 4, 2020 1:05 AM

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) Baylor wasn't dominant, just good enough to lead Kansas State throughout and maintain its roll.

Jared Butler scored 20 points and the No. 1 Bears extended their school-record winning streak to 19 games, beating Kansas State 73-67 on Monday night.

MaCio Teague added 15 points and Davion Mitchell scored 13 for the Bears (20-1, 9-0 Big 12), who are off to the best start in league play by any Big 12 team since 2011.

“We have a bunch of glue guys,” Baylor coach Scott Drew said. “We have blue collared, hard-working guys that live in the gym, and most of them have just gotten better and better.”

Xavier Sneed tied a career high with 23 points, Cartier Diarra scored 11 and Makol Mawien had 10 for the Wildcats (9-13, 2-7), who lost to Baylor for the first time since 2017.

Baylor went 24 of 48 from the floor, including 9 of 22 from 3-point range, while the Wildcats were 22 of 48 from the field and 8 of 21 from deep.

The Bears' struggles from the free-throw line helped Kansas State get closer, even though the Wildcats were never a threat to win. Baylor was 16 of 29 on free throws while Kansas State was 15 of 19.

Kansas State gave the ball up 16 times, including four in the first three minutes as Baylor jumped out to an 8-0 lead and never trailed.

“It’s tough to spot them that many points and work your way back,” Wildcats coach Bruce Weber said. “I just challenged them in the timeout and they responded well.”

Baylor is 5-0 on the road in conference play and holding opponents to an average of 59 points in those contests.

“We lock in defensively and we really focus on our scout before the game,” said Teague, who shot 4 of 9 and grabbed four rebounds. “We help each other out when someone gets beat.”

After starting Big 12 play slow, Teague has scored in double figures the past four games and has just one turnover in that span.

The Bears led 44-39 in the second half and a 12-2 run, started by a 3-pointer by Butler, pushed the lead to 16.

BIG PICTURE

Baylor made every big shot to stop any momentum by the Wildcats. When the Bears step on the court Saturday against Oklahoma State, it’ll be exactly three months since their lone loss to Washington.

Kansas State started out slow, creating a deficit it couldn't overcome. “It’s a loose ball here or a long rebound, a turnover and boom, they get it all right back,” Weber said. “They made big buckets and we were scrambling.”

UP NEXT

Kansas State: At Iowa State on Saturday.

Baylor: Hosts Oklahoma State on Saturday.

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Leaders

Baylor PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
M. Mayer 0 0 1 2 0 0
J. Butler 20 0 1 1 3 0
Kansas State PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
D. Sloan 0 0 3 1 0 0
X. Sneed 23 0 3 8 1 0

Team Comparison

Baylor KansSt
Points For 73 67
Field Goals 24/48-50% 22/48-46%
Three Pointers 9/22-41% 8/21-38%
Free Throws 16/29-55% 15/19-79%
Offensive Rebounds 8 6
Defensive Rebounds 23 25
Rebounds 35 33
Blocks 1 1
Steals 11 5
Turnovers 14 16
Personal Fouls 18 24
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

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

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Mon Feb 3 Baylor 73 @ KansSt 67 M. Vital 5 D. Gordon 2

Game Information

Stadium: Fred Bramlage Coliseum, Manhattan, Kansas
Attendance: 8,888
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