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K-State Falls at 2/2 Baylor 107-59

Courtesy of K-State Sports

WACO, Texas – Davion Mitchell scored 31 points to lead four players in double figures, as No. 2/2 Baylor cruised to a 107-59 victory over K-State on Wednesday evening at the Ferrell Center. The Bears remained undefeated on the year at 15-0 (8-0 Big 12). The Cats dropped to 5-12 (1-8 Big 12) with their seventh straight defeat.

Following a 2-2 start to the game, Baylor scored the next 18 points in just over four minutes to take control of the contest. The Bears didn’t look back, as the hosts shot 56 percent from the floor in the first half with seven makes from deep. Baylor led by as many as 35 in the opening 20 minutes and took a 54-26 advantage to the halftime break.

The second half was more of the same, as Baylor drained 10-of-14 attempts from beyond the arc. The Bears led by as many as 52, as they shot 60 percent overall in the second half.

Baylor’s defense was also stout, as K-State was forced into 21 turnovers on the night. Those giveaways led to 32 points for the Bears, who also scored 21 points in transition and 42 points in the paint.

MaCio Teague (18), Jared Butler (13) and Matthew Mayer (10) also reached double figures for Baylor. The Bears finished with 23 assists in the victory.

K-State was led by Nijel Pack’s 11 points. Pack, who made his return to the Wildcat lineup, added five rebounds and five assists. Seryee Lewis added nine, while Selton Miguel and Antonio Gordon each added eight for the Cats.

K-State steps out of conference play this Saturday when they play host to former Big 12 foe Texas A&M in the eighth annual SEC/Big 12 Challenge. Tip is scheduled for 11 a.m. on ESPNU.

Derek Nesterhttps://sunflowerstateradio.com
Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2021 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.

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