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Lecomte helps No. 1 Baylor hold off No. 25 K-State 77-68

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) Trailing midway through the second half, top-ranked Baylor suddenly surged to avoid a second straight loss.

Manu Lecomte scored 26 points despite early foul trouble, Ish Wainright and Al Freeman had key baskets down the stretch and the Bears outlasted No. 25 Kansas State 77-68 on Saturday.

Wainright and Freeman each had 15 points as Baylor (15-1, 3-1 Big 12) bounced back from a lopsided loss at No. 10 West Virginia in their first game as the nation's No. 1 team.

''We were able to get some stops and get into transition and get some good looks and make a couple of 3s,'' coach Scott Drew said.

Kansas State held a two-point lead with 10 minutes to go. From that point, Baylor outscored the Wildcats 32-21.

Johnathan Motley was held to seven points and nine rebounds before fouling out with 4:34 left and the Bears leading 62-55. But they managed to hang on down the stretch without their most dependable player.

D.J. Johnson had points to lead the Wildcats (13-4, 2-3), including two free throws after Motley fouled out to get within 62-57 with just over 4 minutes to go.

But the Wildcats were unable to make key stops the rest of the way, and the trio of Wainright, Freeman and Lecomte seemed to will the Bears to victory.

''They're good,'' Kansas State head coach Bruce Weber said.

''They're steady and smart. They executed, they made plays and we didn't have an answer for them,'' he said.

Freeman scored with just over 3 minutes left to make it 66-58, and Wainright had a putback with just over 2 minutes left that gave the Bears a 68-60 advantage.

Barry Brown finished with 13 points, Xavier Sneed added 12 and Kamau Stokes had 10 for the Wildcats.

BIG PICTURE

Baylor: Answered a lot of critics after its poor showing in Morgantown by beating the Wildcats on the road. The Bears have won six of their last seven against Kansas State.

Kansas State: Has lost three of its last four games, including a last-second defeat at No. 2 Kansas and a loss at Texas Tech where the Wildcats also led late. Those defeats coupled with a weak nonconference schedule could haunt the Wildcats when the NCAA Tournament field is set.

UP NEXT

Baylor: Heads home to face Texas on Tuesday night.

Kansas State: Goes to Oklahoma State on Wednesday night.

POLL IMPLICATIONS: Despite being the top-ranked team, Baylor is virtually certain to fall because of its loss at West Virginia.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
  Defensive rebound by Jo Lual-Acuil Jr. 4.0
  Kamau Stokes missed 3-pt. jump shot 6.0
+ 1 Manu Lecomte made 2nd of 2 free throws 10.0
+ 1 Manu Lecomte made 1st of 2 free throws 10.0
  Personal foul on D.J. Johnson 10.0
  Defensive rebound by Ishmail Wainright 14.0
  Wesley Iwundu missed 3-pt. jump shot 16.0
+ 1 Manu Lecomte made 2nd of 2 free throws 19.0
+ 1 Manu Lecomte made 1st of 2 free throws 19.0
  Personal foul on Kamau Stokes 19.0
+ 2 Barry Brown made driving layup 19.0
Team Stats
Points 77 68
Field Goals 27-56 (48.2%) 22-51 (43.1%)
3-Pointers 9-20 (45.0%) 8-23 (34.8%)
Free Throws 14-19 (73.7%) 16-21 (76.2%)
Total Rebounds 37 24
Offensive 13 7
Defensive 18 16
Team 6 1
Assists 14 19
Steals 10 5
Blocks 1 6
Turnovers 16 15
Fouls 21 19
Technicals 0 0
26 PTS, 1 REB, 2 AST
20 PTS, 4 REB
12T
away team logo 1 Baylor 16-1 314677
home team logo 25 Kansas State 13-4 303868
Team Stats
away team logo 1 Baylor 16-1 71.8 PPG 40.6 RPG 13.9 APG
home team logo 25 Kansas State 13-4 65.8 PPG 35.8 RPG 13.6 APG
Key Players
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M. Lecomte G PPG RPG APG FG%
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D. Johnson F PPG RPG APG FG%
Top Scorers
M. Lecomte G 26 PTS 1 REB 2 AST
D. Johnson F 20 PTS 4 REB 0 AST
48.2 FG% 43.1
45.0 3PT FG% 34.8
73.7 FT% 76.2
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
M. Lecomte 26 1 2 8/13 4/6 6/7 4 28 2 0 1 0 1
A. Freeman 15 1 5 4/6 2/3 5/7 1 28 1 0 2 0 1
I. Wainright 15 4 2 6/10 3/7 0/0 2 38 2 0 2 1 3
J. Motley 7 9 3 3/8 0/1 1/2 5 19 1 0 4 4 5
J. Lual-Acuil Jr. 6 12 0 3/10 0/0 0/0 3 31 0 1 2 6 6
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
M. Lecomte 26 1 2 8/13 4/6 6/7 4 28 2 0 1 0 1
A. Freeman 15 1 5 4/6 2/3 5/7 1 28 1 0 2 0 1
I. Wainright 15 4 2 6/10 3/7 0/0 2 38 2 0 2 1 3
J. Motley 7 9 3 3/8 0/1 1/2 5 19 1 0 4 4 5
J. Lual-Acuil Jr. 6 12 0 3/10 0/0 0/0 3 31 0 1 2 6 6
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
T. Maston 6 3 0 2/2 0/0 2/3 4 24 1 0 2 1 2
J. Lindsey 2 1 2 1/5 0/1 0/0 2 18 1 0 2 1 0
K. McClure 0 0 0 0/1 0/1 0/0 0 7 1 0 1 0 0
N. Omot 0 0 0 0/1 0/1 0/0 0 7 1 0 0 0 0
W. Mitchell - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Davis - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Jolly - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Vital - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 77 31 14 27/56 9/20 14/19 21 200 10 1 16 13 18
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
D. Johnson 20 4 0 9/13 0/0 2/3 3 33 0 3 4 2 2
B. Brown 13 5 3 3/7 2/6 5/6 3 31 1 0 0 1 4
K. Stokes 10 1 5 2/8 2/7 4/4 4 32 0 0 2 0 1
W. Iwundu 6 5 6 1/9 1/4 3/6 2 31 0 0 3 2 3
D. Wade 5 2 4 2/5 1/2 0/0 2 35 1 0 4 2 0
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
D. Johnson 20 4 0 9/13 0/0 2/3 3 33 0 3 4 2 2
B. Brown 13 5 3 3/7 2/6 5/6 3 31 1 0 0 1 4
K. Stokes 10 1 5 2/8 2/7 4/4 4 32 0 0 2 0 1
W. Iwundu 6 5 6 1/9 1/4 3/6 2 31 0 0 3 2 3
D. Wade 5 2 4 2/5 1/2 0/0 2 35 1 0 4 2 0
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
X. Sneed 12 1 1 4/7 2/3 2/2 3 20 3 1 2 0 1
I. Maurice 2 5 0 1/2 0/1 0/0 2 12 0 2 0 0 5
C. Ervin II 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0
M. Schoen - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Budke - - - - - - - - - - - - -
P. McAtee - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Williams - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Z. Winter - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Kinnamon - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Love III - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Patrick - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 68 23 19 22/51 8/23 16/21 19 200 5 6 15 7 16