Baylor Vs. Iowa State: Pierre Jackson's Career-High 35 Points Are Wasted In Loss To Cyclones

The Bears regular season came to disappointing end on Saturday night as they fell 80-72 to a hot-shooting Cyclone team in Ames.

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2012 Big 12 Standings: Loss Drops Baylor To Fourth Place In Conference

Baylor's 80-72 loss to Iowa State on Saturday was damaging in that it drops the Bears into fourth place in the Big 12 standings. The Cyclones and Bears finish with identical 12-6 conference marks but Iowa State claims the spot due to a tiebreaker.

Texas won two of its last three games to finish at .500 in the conference with a 9-9 record. The Longhorns were one game back of Kansas State who were fifth and two games ahead of Oklahoma State. Kansas takes the regular season title for the eighth consecutive year with a 16-2 conference mark and Missouri finishes second at 14-4.


Big 12 Conference Standings

(updated 11.6.2009 at 4:30 PM EST)

Conf Overall
W L W L
Kansas Jayhawks 16 2 26 5
Missouri Tigers 14 4 27 4
Iowa St. Cyclones 12 6 22 9
Baylor Bears 12 6 25 6
Kansas St. Wildcats 10 8 21 9
Texas Longhorns 9 9 19 12
Oklahoma St. Cowboys 7 11 14 17
Oklahoma Sooners 5 13 15 15
Texas A&M Aggies 4 14 13 17
Texas Tech Red Raiders 1 17 8 22






For more on the Big 12 Conference Championship be sure to check out Big 12 Hoops. For more college basketball news and analysis head on over to SB Nation's College Basketball page.

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Baylor Vs. Iowa State Final Score: Bears Fall To Cyclones 80-72

The Baylor Bears let another game get away from them as they lost to the Iowa St. Cyclones 80-72 in their final game of the season. Perry Jackson's career-high 35 points were wasted in the loss as he was one of two Baylor players to score in double figures, the other was Perry Jones III who had 10 points. Outside of those two no other Baylor player was able to provide offense.

When looking at Iowa State they were the complete opposite as they had all five starters score in double figures with Scott Christopherson leading the way with 23 points.

Baylor had an eight-point lead in the second half but Iowa State went on a 12-3 run and then Baylor went on a five minute scoring drought late in the second half which allowed Iowa State to go ahead for good and beat No. 10 ranked Baylor.

For more on Baylor basketball, head over to Our Daily Bears while Wide Right And Natty Lite have Iowa State covered front and back.

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Baylor Vs. Iowa State Halftime Score: Bears Lead Cyclones 37-30

Pierre Jackson is pacing the Baylor Bears with 18 points as they are leading the Iowa St. Cyclones 37-30 at the half. Jackson is the only Baylor playing in double figures and is shooting the ball well and has made 6-of-9 shots from the field including a pair of three-point shots.

Baylor made two runs in the first half in an attempt to pull away from Iowa State, the frist was midway through the first half when Baylor went on an 11-4 run to go up 21-15. Well, Iowa State made their own comeback and to tie the game at 27 apiece on a Scott Christopherson jumper. Baylor then responded and went on a 10-3 run to take a 37-30 halftime lead.

The Baylor defense has done a good job at shutting down the Iowa State offense and held them to 37 percent shooting in the first half, and is forcing Iowa State to shoot three-pointers where they have made only 2-of-13.

For more on Baylor basketball, head over to Our Daily Bears while Wide Right And Natty Lite have Iowa State covered front and back.

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Baylor Vs. Iowa State: Game Preview, TV Info And More

The Bears will try to improve their record against the top of the Big 12 when they travel to Ames to play Iowa State, the big surprise of the 2011-2012 regular season.

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