FINAL: Baylor 74, Iowa State 61


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Senior DeAndre Kane signals for his teammates to move during the second half of the game against West Virginia on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014. The No. 15 Cyclones defeated the Mountaineers 83-66.

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Baylor pulled away down the stretch, and Iowa State’s seeding hopes for the Big 12 Championships next week took a hit.

Tied 61-all in the final minutes of the game March 4, Baylor (20-10, 8-9 Big 12) ended the game on a 13-0 run to send No. 16 Iowa State (22-7, 10-7) to its second consecutive loss, 74-61. 

Baylor guard Brady Heslip made five second-half 3-pointers on the Bears’ senior night, including one with 2:16 to play to give his team a 3-point lead which it never relinquished. 

Melvin Ejim and Georges Niang started 0-of-13 from the field before finishing a combined 5-of-25 with 10 points. DeAndre Kane led the Cyclones with 20 points on 5-of-8 shooting beyond the arc. 

Niang picked up two fouls within the first three minutes of the game and sat for the remainder of the first half. The Cyclones went to the break trailing by one, and went back-and-forth during the second half before Baylor’s run. 

The loss will likely put Iowa State as a No. 4 or No. 5 seed in next week’s Big 12 Championships in Kansas City. The Cyclones would need losses from both Texas and Oklahoma and a win in its season finale to move higher. 

Iowa State returns to the court at 1 p.m. March 7 at Hilton Coliseum to take on Oklahoma State on senior day.