No. 4 Baylor women surge late to beat Kansas State 65-50
WACO, Texas (AP) - Kalani Brown had 16 points and nine rebounds, Lauren Cox added 13 points and 10 rebounds and No. 4 Baylor beat Kansas State 65-50 after momentarily falling behind in the third quarter Wednesday night.
The Lady Bears (12-1, 2-0 Big 12) won their third game in a seven-day span that started with a home win over then-No. 1 UConn last Thursday.
Kansas State (10-5, 1-2) took a 42-41 lead with 3 minutes to go in the third quarter on a short jumper from Kayla Goth. But Baylor finished the third quarter with a 9-0 run, going ahead to stay on a three-point play by Queen Egbo with 2:36 left.
K-State missed its last six shots of the third quarter, and then was only 2-of-16 shooting in the fourth.
Peyton Williams finished with 18 points and 10 rebounds for Kansas State, which fell to 0-5 against ranked opponents this season.
Juicy Landrum scored 12 points for Baylor.
Kansas State: The game was there for the taking with Baylor struggling to get the tempo up to its liking. But the Wildcats couldn't make enough shots, including a 7-of-26 mark (27 percent) from beyond the arc. Their smaller but more mobile posts gave Baylor some problems, but Kansas State was outrebounded 44-32.
Baylor: The Lady Bears dominated the action under the basket, despite Kansas State packing it in defensively. They outscored the Lady Wildcats in the paint and had a 19-7 advantage in second-chance points. Baylor sometimes played into Kansas State's strategy of slowing the game down by settling for and missing quick jumpers.
Kansas State plays its next two games at home, starting Sunday against Sunflower State rival Kansas.
Baylor travels about 100 miles north on Interstate 35 to play TCU, which is playing its second consecutive Top 25 team after losing 92-54 at No. 20 Iowa State on Wednesday night.
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