WACO, Texas – Adam Flagler scored a season-high 22 points, Jared Butler had 15 of his 18 points after halftime and No. 2 Baylor overcame the rust of a three-week break and Iowa State for a 77-72 victory Tuesday night, making the Bears 18-0 for the first time in school history.
The Bears (18-0, 10-0 Big 12) played for the first time since an 83-69 win at then-No. 6 Texas on Feb. 2 when they had matched the best start in school history. They then had six consecutive games postponed because of COVID-19 issues in the program, and hadn’t even had another full practice until Sunday.
Tuesday night’s game summed up Iowa State’s season. The Cyclones were good enough to race out to a 17 point first half lead but stumbled down the stretch as the Bears rallied for the win in Waco. The Cyclones only managed three field goals in the final seven minutes and three seconds. Iowa State coach Steve Prohm.
Prohm says he was proud of the effort.
The Cyclones led for nearly 35 minutes but see their Big 12 record fall to 0-14.
Tyler Harris led Iowa State with 21 points, including five of eight from three point range. Iowa State is home against TCU on Saturday.