Recap: Baylor vs. Iowa State
Waco, TX (Sports Network) - Melvin Ejim tallied 20 points, 12 rebounds and two blocks as the Iowa State Cyclones went into the Ferrell Center to defeat the Baylor Bears, 87-82, in a Big 12 Conference showdown.
It was Ejim's 11th double-double of the season for Iowa State (18-8, 8-5 Big 12), which has won back-to-back games. Tyrus McGee paced the squad with 22 points, Korie Lucious netted 16 points, and Georges Niang had 15 points for the visitors.
For Baylor (16-10, 7-6), Pierre Jackson shot 13-of-19 from the field for 30 points while also dishing out eight assists. Cory Jefferson logged 15 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks for the Bears, who have lost two straight and five of seven.
Baylor shot a solid 46.7 percent from the field in the first half, but Iowa State was even better at 53.1 percent as it took a 41-36 lead into intermission.
The Bears used a 10-2 run early in the second half to bring their deficit to just one, 47-46, but the Cyclones answered immediately with five straight points to end the threat. Iowa State never trailed after halftime.
Iowa State's bench outscored Baylor's reserves, 24-12.Game Notes