No. 25 Baylor didn't have Rico Gathers but was able to hold off No. 13 Iowa State with a 100-91 overtime win, the Bears fourth straight against Iowa State.
No. 17 Iowa State was expected to be one of the top teams in the country this season due to an increased emphasis on defense from Steve Prohm. That doesn't seem like it's going to be the case.
Matt Thomas lost his father to suicide and has battled his own personal demons with drinking. But Iowa State's sharpshooting 6th man has found his place in the world and on the court for one of the nation's top teams.

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