Kansas State holds on late to beat No. 22 Baylor
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Nino Williams had 18 points to lead a big second-half rally, and Kansas State forced Kenny Chery to miss a layup at the buzzer to preserve a 63-61 victory over No. 22 Baylor on Saturday.
Marcus Foster added 11 points and Thomas Gipson finished with nine, including a clutch free throw with 4.8 seconds left, to help the Wildcats (10-7, 4-1 Big 12) win their fourth straight game.
Kansas State trailed by as many as 12 in the second half before taking its first lead with about 6 minutes to go. The Bears (13-4, 2-3) were still within three at 61-58 with 45 seconds left, but Chery and Lester Medford each missed open 3-pointers that would have tied it.
Nigel Johnson made one of two foul shots for Kansas State, and Chery quickly raced the other way for layup with 5.4 seconds to go. And after Gipson was fouled and made his second of two free throws, Chery’s runner to the left of the lane bounced off the rim as the buzzer sounded.
Chery, who hit the winner with 4 seconds left against No. 11 Iowa State this week, finished with 21 points for Baylor. Taurean Prince added 20 points off the bench.