If you predicted this first half, buy a lottery ticket.
Kansas State, unranked and losers of three straight, leads No. 2 Baylor 37-22 at halftime in Waco, thanks in huge part to the Wildcats’ red-hot shooting. They’ve connected on 15 of their 30 shots.
Kamau Stokes leads everyone with 11 points, but it was Dean Wade who got the ball rolling for K-State. The sophomore forward nailed a pair of jumpers to start things out before canning a trailing 3-ball for a 20-13 lead.
But the Wildcats weren’t done, even then. Wesley Iwundu tipped in his own miss for a 24-18 lead, then D.J. Johnson and Barry Brown each scored to swell K-State’s lead to 10 points.
Stokes then nailed a pair of 3-pointers sandwiched around one from Iwundu, all amounting to a scorching 15-0 run. The Wildcats led 37-18.
But Baylor entered the break with the momentum. The Bears squeezed off a mini 4-0 run to end the half, and while they ended the stanza without a field goal in the last 2:53, the Wildcats went the last 4:05 without scoring at all.
Wade has 9 points at the break, while Iwundu has posted 7.
Manu Lecomte leads Baylor with 6 points.
The Bears are 7-1 this season when trailing at halftime.
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