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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.

After dominant victories over the bottom of the Big 12 last week, No. 10 Baylor will try to finish the regular season strong when they travel to Ames to play the Iowa State Cyclones on Saturday.

All five of the Bears losses this season have come against teams at the top of the Big 12, as they've gone 2-5 against the four other NCAA Tournament locks (Missouri, Kansas, Kansas State and Iowa State) in the conference.

They defeated the Cyclones 79-64 in Waco, but Iowa State has been a much better team at the James Hilton Coliseum this year, including a Jan. 28 win over the Jayhawks that likely punched their ticket to the Big Dance.

The Cyclones, with a skilled 6'9 passer in Royce White, who leads the team in points, rebounds, assists, blocks and steals, as well as a bevy of three-point shooters, are almost perfectly designed to attack the weak points in Baylor's 1-3-1 zone.

However, Iowa State doesn't have nearly the athletes Baylor has, which should give Scott Drew the ability to play more man defense and get Quincy Miller and Perry Jones III out in transition.

The 6:00 PM game will be televised regionally on Fox Sports Southwest.

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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