WACO, Texas (AP) – Jordan Lewis scores 24 with six pointers making 3, Queen Egbo has 14 while setting…
WACO, Texas (AP) – Jordan Lewis scored 24 points with six 3-pointers, Queen Egbo had 14 points while setting a career high with 20 rebounds and No. 15 Baylor beat seventh-ranked Iowa State by score 87-61 on Sunday. the Cyclones’ second loss in a row.
Sarah Andrews added 18 points with four 3-pointers and NaLyssa Smith scored 17 points for the Bears (13-4, 3-2 Big 12), including the final seven points of the 19-0 run at the end of the third quarter.
It was the Cyclones’ second loss in five days (16-3, 5-2) to the No. 15 team. They lost Wednesday at home to Texas, who tied with Baylor at 15th in the AP Top. 25 weekly.
Baylor got his first win against a qualifying team for freshman coach Nicki Collen. The Bears are winning 8-0 at home this season and have won 15 in a row at the Ferrell Center since Iowa State won there last January to end a 61-game winless streak at home. from February 2017.
Ashley Jones, who missed the Texas game because of the Big 12’s health and safety regulations, returned to the lineup and led Iowa State with 19 points. Jones missed her first five shots against a 3-pointer from the keystroke late in the first half, putting the Cyclones up 13-12. It was their last lead.
Egbo had two free throws and a jump, while Smith had a jump when Baylor scored the first six points of the second half and went on to score the Cyclones 27-15 before halftime. Lewis made three 3s and had 13 points after the final 6:43 of the first half.
Maggie Espenmiller-McGraw finished with 11 points for Iowa State, and Beatriz Jordao 10.
Iowa State: With a win, the Cyclones will occupy first place in the Big 12 since Oklahoma came in at 14th to lose at Kansas State the previous Sunday. … Aubrey Jones, sophomore and sister of Ashley, who is averaging 9.4 points and 6.9 rebounds a game, also missed the Texas game. Aubrey also returned but played only four minutes and missed only one shot.
Baylor: The Bears had 26 assists on their 32 shot and hit 12/21 3-pointers. … After increasing revenue for Iowa State 27-15 in the second quarter, Baylor replicated exactly that in the third quarter.
The state of Iowa will slide in Monday’s new poll, potentially falling out of the top 10 for the first time in three weeks. The Bears were in the top 10 for 137 consecutive polls before falling below that mark three weeks ago. A 14th-place Oklahoma win and a lackluster win over the Cyclones could send Baylor back into the top 10.
Iowa State: Host Kansas on Wednesday night.
Baylor: At Texas Tech on Wednesday night.
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https://wtop.com/ncaa-basketball/2022/01/no-15-baylor-hits-12-3s-in-87-61-win-over-no-7-iowa-state/ No. 15 Baylor hit 12 3s in an 87-61 win over No. 7 Iowa State