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Wade, No. 16 Kansas State hold off Baylor 66-60

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) When Big 12 Preseason Player of the Year Dean Wade is at his best, there aren't very many better players in the country.

He was at his best Saturday night in the No. 16 Kansas State's 66-60 victory over Baylor, scoring 20 points on 9-of-15 shooting - and looking healthy and confident again after dealing with a foot injury.

''This is the best I've felt in a long time,'' Wade said. ''The trainer said this is the best he's seen me in a while.''

Kamau Stokes had 16 points and Xavier Sneed 14 to help Wildcats (24-5, 12-4) hold off the Bears to maintain a share of the Big 12 lead with No. 11 Texas Tech. Both teams have two games left.

''It's really rare nowadays to have that many seniors stick around,'' Baylor coach Scott Drew said. ''I'll be glad when they graduate.''

Mario Kegler led Baylor (19-10, 10-6) with 13 points, Makai Mason had 11 and Jared Butler 10.

The Wildcats used a 20-2 run in the first half to take a 24-9 lead, but the Bears pulled to 32-30 at halftime.

The momentum turned when Wade slammed home a monstrous dunk to give K-State a 43-40 lead.

''We stepped up on the next possession on defense and it kind of got them down,'' Wade said. ''It's nice to get my confidence back up again.''

The Wildcats were in control until Mason hit a jumper and Freddie Gillespie dunked to make it 63-60 with 22 seconds left. Stokes followed with two free throws, and Gillespie turned the ball over to kill Baylor's rally.

Wade began to practice again this week after taking three weeks off.

The Wildcats scored 21 points off 19 Baylor turnovers.

''For 19 turnovers and having a chance down the stretch, credit our guys for not giving up,'' Drew said. ''At the end of the day, you really have to credit K-State.''

HE SAID IT

Each game in amplified down the stretch, but Kansas State coach Bruce Weber knows anybody can win in a conference like the Big 12.

''You know Texas Tech is playing at a high level after they almost lost to Oklahoma State, who we beat by 4,000,'' he said. ''Every game is different.''

TURNING POINT

The crowd seemed a bit out of it in the second half until Wade had his tomahawk dunk. Stokes was on the floor and knew Wade had some room once he jab stepped.

''It was a really nice move to get separation,'' Stokes said. ''When he got into the lane I knew he would take off and I've been waiting for him to do it.''

BIG PICTURE

Baylor: The Bears played well after a lousy stretch in the first half. They will be a tough out in the Big 12 Tournament.

Kansas State: The Wildcats are two wins away from a Big 12 title and could clinch it next Saturday when they host Oklahoma on the final day of the regular season.

UP NEXT

Baylor: Host Oklahoma State on Wednesday night.

Kansas State: At TCU on Monday night.

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Key Players
M. Mason
10 G
B. Brown Jr.
5 G
34.6 Min. Per Game 34.6
15.3 Pts. Per Game 15.3
2.7 Ast. Per Game 2.7
4.1 Reb. Per Game 4.1
40.2 Field Goal % 44.6
35.1 Three Point % 30.5
81.9 Free Throw % 69.8
  Defensive rebound by King McClure 6.0
  Barry Brown Jr. missed 2nd of 2 free throws 6.0
+ 1 Barry Brown Jr. made 1st of 2 free throws 6.0
  Personal foul on King McClure 6.0
  Out of bounds turnover on Freddie Gillespie 11.0
+ 1 Kamau Stokes made 2nd of 2 free throws 20.0
+ 1 Kamau Stokes made 1st of 2 free throws 20.0
  Personal foul on Makai Mason 20.0
+ 2 Freddie Gillespie made dunk, assist by Makai Mason 22.0
  Defensive rebound by King McClure 31.0
  Xavier Sneed missed 2nd of 2 free throws 31.0
Team Stats
Points 60 66
Field Goals 21-44 (47.7%) 21-47 (44.7%)
3-Pointers 6-16 (37.5%) 5-17 (29.4%)
Free Throws 12-20 (60.0%) 19-30 (63.3%)
Total Rebounds 37 27
Offensive 6 5
Defensive 30 22
Team 1 0
Assists 13 12
Steals 9 8
Blocks 1 5
Turnovers 19 10
Fouls 23 17
Technicals 0 0
13 PTS, 5 REB, 1 AST
20 PTS, 4 REB, 1 AST
12T
away team logo Baylor 19-10 303060
home team logo 16 Kansas State 22-7 323466
Team Stats
away team logo Baylor 19-10 71.8 PPG 40.6 RPG 13.9 APG
home team logo 16 Kansas State 22-7 65.8 PPG 35.8 RPG 13.6 APG
Key Players
4
M. Kegler G 10.5 PPG 5.8 RPG 1.3 APG 43.0 FG%
32
D. Wade F 12.9 PPG 6.2 RPG 2.8 APG 49.2 FG%
Top Scorers
M. Kegler G 13 PTS 5 REB 1 AST
D. Wade F 20 PTS 4 REB 1 AST
47.7 FG% 44.7
37.5 3PT FG% 29.4
60.0 FT% 63.3
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
M. Kegler 13 5 1 6/10 0/3 1/4 5 30 1 1 2 0 5
M. Mason 11 2 3 4/9 2/5 1/2 2 31 0 0 4 0 2
J. Butler 10 3 0 3/7 3/5 1/2 2 30 2 0 5 1 2
M. Vital 7 5 2 1/5 0/1 5/7 5 32 3 0 4 1 4
F. Gillespie 7 6 1 3/4 0/0 1/1 3 20 2 0 1 3 3
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
M. Kegler 13 5 1 6/10 0/3 1/4 5 30 1 1 2 0 5
M. Mason 11 2 3 4/9 2/5 1/2 2 31 0 0 4 0 2
J. Butler 10 3 0 3/7 3/5 1/2 2 30 2 0 5 1 2
M. Vital 7 5 2 1/5 0/1 5/7 5 32 3 0 4 1 4
F. Gillespie 7 6 1 3/4 0/0 1/1 3 20 2 0 1 3 3
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
K. McClure 7 7 3 3/4 1/2 0/0 3 19 1 0 1 0 7
D. Bandoo 4 6 3 1/3 0/0 2/2 1 32 0 0 0 0 6
F. Thamba 1 2 0 0/1 0/0 1/2 2 5 0 0 2 1 1
M. Mayer 0 0 0 0/1 0/0 0/0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
O. Okeke - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Lindsey - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Teague - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Mitchell - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Clark - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Moffatt - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Allen - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 60 36 13 21/44 6/16 12/20 23 200 9 1 19 6 30
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
D. Wade 20 4 1 9/15 0/1 2/4 1 39 1 3 3 2 2
K. Stokes 16 4 5 6/12 2/6 2/3 3 33 1 1 1 0 4
X. Sneed 14 5 0 4/7 3/5 3/6 4 22 2 0 0 2 3
B. Brown Jr. 10 7 4 2/10 0/4 6/9 2 40 2 0 1 0 7
M. Mawien 2 4 0 0/2 0/0 2/2 1 22 0 1 4 1 3
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
D. Wade 20 4 1 9/15 0/1 2/4 1 39 1 3 3 2 2
K. Stokes 16 4 5 6/12 2/6 2/3 3 33 1 1 1 0 4
X. Sneed 14 5 0 4/7 3/5 3/6 4 22 2 0 0 2 3
B. Brown Jr. 10 7 4 2/10 0/4 6/9 2 40 2 0 1 0 7
M. Mawien 2 4 0 0/2 0/0 2/2 1 22 0 1 4 1 3
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
M. McGuirl 4 1 2 0/1 0/1 4/6 4 30 2 0 0 0 1
A. Trice 0 1 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 8 0 0 1 0 1
S. Neal-Williams 0 1 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 2 6 0 0 0 0 1
P. McAtee - - - - - - - - - - - - -
P. Muldoon - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Diarra - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Love III - - - - - - - - - - - - -
N. Shadd - - - - - - - - - - - - -
L. Stockard III - - - - - - - - - - - - -
G. Kpegeol - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 66 27 12 21/47 5/17 19/30 17 200 8 5 10 5 22