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Horton-Tucker leads Iowa State past Baylor 83-66 in Big 12

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Talen Horton-Tucker hit five 3-pointers and scored 21 points and Iowa State beat Baylor 83-66 in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 Tournament.

The Cyclones (21-11) also had key contributions from Marial Shayok who had 18 with four 3-pointers, Lindell Wigginton with 16 points and Tyrese Haliburton with 13.

Iowa State faces top-seeded Kansas State in the semifinals on Friday night.

''Just being a freshman and my teammates having confidence to keep giving me the ball says a lot,'' Horton-Tucker said. ''I just felt good today and knocked down some shots.''

Mario Kegler led Baylor (19-13) in scoring with 16 while Makai Mason had 14.

Iowa State made 13 three's and shot over 50 percent from the field in their first win since Feb. 25. The Bears made nine shots from distance and shot just 43 percent.

Both teams came out hot but Mason hit three of his four 3-pointers, the last one part of a 10-1 run that gave the Bears and 18-14 lead. Iowa State finished the first half on a 12-3 run to lead 38-29 as Horton-Tucker finished with four first half triples and 16 points.

''You really have to credit Iowa State,'' Baylor coach Scott Drew said. ''It seems like with Tucker if he's on he's on and if not he's not. He was on today and I thought that's what cost us.''

Haliburton started the second half nailing two 3's and making a layup to give the Cyclones a 16-point edge before a Baylor timeout. The Cyclones led by as many as 22.

The Cyclones had a clear home-court advantage, which is something that Iowa State coach Steve Prohm doesn't take for granted.

''This is the elite conference tournament in the country,'' he said. ''And our fans always travel well. Until you get here, there's nothing really like it. Iowa State and the Big 12 in Kansas City is surreal and tomorrow will be even better at six o'clock on a Friday night.''

Baylor had just two players with Big 12 Tournament experience coming into the game, but Drew hopes his team will learn from this.

''The great thing about it is this will get us ready for next week,'' Drew said. ''The escort, the time and just all of the tournament should prepare us for the NCAA tournament.''

The Cyclones beat Baylor after being swept by the Bears in the regular season. They went 1-3 in the regular season against the two teams they could face in the semifinals.

''We will go back and watch the film from today and get ready for whoever's next,'' Prohm said.

BIG PICTURE

Baylor: The Bears have lost four in a row and have yet to win a game in March. They are limping into the NCAA tournament where they will be no better than an eight seed.

Iowa State: The Cyclones have won three of the last five Big 12 Tournaments and if they shoot like they did in the quarterfinals, they'll be a tough out.

UP NEXT

Baylor will await to see its seed in the NCAA tournament on Sunday.

Iowa State is on to the semifinals against top-seeded Kansas State on Friday night.

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Key Players
N. Weiler-Babb
1 G
M. Mason
10 G
31.8 Min. Per Game 31.8
14.6 Pts. Per Game 14.6
3.2 Ast. Per Game 3.2
2.5 Reb. Per Game 2.5
41.3 Field Goal % 39.7
36.8 Three Point % 36.5
74.3 Free Throw % 82.7
+ 3 Obim Okeke made 3-pt. jump shot 7.0
  Defensive rebound by Obim Okeke 14.0
  Terrence Lewis missed 3-pt. jump shot 16.0
  Bad pass turnover on Flo Thamba, stolen by Eric Steyer 42.0
  Bad pass turnover on Terrence Lewis, stolen by Darius Allen 46.0
+ 2 Matthew Mayer made jump shot 1:00
  Defensive rebound by Baylor 1:19
  Eric Steyer missed 3-pt. jump shot 1:21
  Defensive rebound by Terrence Lewis 1:29
  Makai Mason missed jump shot 1:31
+ 3 Tyrese Haliburton made 3-pt. jump shot 1:47
Team Stats
Points 83 66
Field Goals 30-58 (51.7%) 25-58 (43.1%)
3-Pointers 13-25 (52.0%) 9-25 (36.0%)
Free Throws 10-14 (71.4%) 7-10 (70.0%)
Total Rebounds 30 35
Offensive 9 13
Defensive 18 19
Team 3 3
Assists 15 12
Steals 8 3
Blocks 5 5
Turnovers 8 14
Fouls 14 15
Technicals 0 0
21 PTS, 4 REB, 2 AST
16 PTS, 7 REB, 2 AST
12T
away team logo Iowa State 21-11 384583
home team logo Baylor 19-13 293766
Team Stats
away team logo Iowa State 21-11 76.9 PPG 37.7 RPG 15.1 APG
home team logo Baylor 19-13 71.8 PPG 41 RPG 14.0 APG
Key Players
11
T. Horton-Tucker G 11.8 PPG 4.9 RPG 2.3 APG 40.6 FG%
4
M. Kegler G 10.7 PPG 5.9 RPG 1.2 APG 43.7 FG%
Top Scorers
T. Horton-Tucker G 21 PTS 4 REB 2 AST
M. Kegler G 16 PTS 7 REB 2 AST
51.7 FG% 43.1
52.0 3PT FG% 36.0
71.4 FT% 70.0
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
T. Horton-Tucker 21 4 2 8/15 5/9 0/1 2 35 1 3 0 0 4
M. Shayok 18 2 3 7/12 4/7 0/0 2 34 1 0 1 0 2
T. Haliburton 13 4 4 5/7 3/4 0/0 1 29 1 1 0 1 3
N. Weiler-Babb 8 6 3 3/5 1/1 1/2 1 33 2 0 2 3 3
M. Jacobson 7 7 0 3/6 0/0 1/2 1 28 1 0 1 5 2
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
T. Horton-Tucker 21 4 2 8/15 5/9 0/1 2 35 1 3 0 0 4
M. Shayok 18 2 3 7/12 4/7 0/0 2 34 1 0 1 0 2
T. Haliburton 13 4 4 5/7 3/4 0/0 1 29 1 1 0 1 3
N. Weiler-Babb 8 6 3 3/5 1/1 1/2 1 33 2 0 2 3 3
M. Jacobson 7 7 0 3/6 0/0 1/2 1 28 1 0 1 5 2
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
L. Wigginton 16 3 3 4/9 0/2 8/9 4 22 1 0 3 0 3
C. Lard 0 0 0 0/2 0/0 0/0 3 10 0 1 0 0 0
T. Lewis 0 1 0 0/1 0/1 0/0 0 2 0 0 1 0 1
G. Conditt IV 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
E. Steyer 0 0 0 0/1 0/1 0/0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
Z. Griffin 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
Z. Talley Jr. - - - - - - - - - - - - -
P. Nixon - - - - - - - - - - - - -
S. Young - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Boothe - - - - - - - - - - - - -
N. Schuster - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 83 27 15 30/58 13/25 10/14 14 200 8 5 8 9 18
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
M. Kegler 16 7 2 5/14 3/8 3/5 2 33 1 0 2 4 3
M. Mason 14 2 5 5/15 4/8 0/0 1 33 0 0 4 0 2
M. Vital 10 8 1 4/6 0/0 2/2 4 27 0 3 3 3 5
J. Butler 4 3 2 2/9 0/4 0/0 2 25 0 0 1 1 2
F. Gillespie 2 6 0 1/1 0/0 0/1 3 26 0 2 0 2 4
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
M. Kegler 16 7 2 5/14 3/8 3/5 2 33 1 0 2 4 3
M. Mason 14 2 5 5/15 4/8 0/0 1 33 0 0 4 0 2
M. Vital 10 8 1 4/6 0/0 2/2 4 27 0 3 3 3 5
J. Butler 4 3 2 2/9 0/4 0/0 2 25 0 0 1 1 2
F. Gillespie 2 6 0 1/1 0/0 0/1 3 26 0 2 0 2 4
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
D. Bandoo 11 2 1 5/9 1/4 0/0 1 28 1 0 2 0 2
K. McClure 4 3 1 1/2 0/0 2/2 1 20 0 0 0 3 0
O. Okeke 3 1 0 1/1 1/1 0/0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
M. Mayer 2 0 0 1/1 0/0 0/0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
D. Allen 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
F. Thamba 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1 4 0 0 2 0 0
J. Lindsey - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Teague - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Mitchell - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Clark - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Moffatt - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 66 32 12 25/58 9/25 7/10 15 200 3 5 14 13 19