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.
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.
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.