WACO, Texas (AP) — Kenny Chery made a jumper with 4.7 seconds left and No. 22 Baylor pulled out a 74-73 win over Number 11 Iowa State after blowing a 14-point lead. Rico Gathers had 14 points and 15 rebounds for the Bears (13-3, 2-2 Big 12), who had led throughout until Georges Niang made a jumper with 1:54 left in the game for a 68-67 lead.
Lester Medford hit a 3-pointer from the right corner with just over a minute left, but Iowa State (12-3, 2-1) got even on Niang’s high bank shot. Johnathan Motley had a go-ahead putback on a miss by Chery before the Cyclones went back ahead on a 3-pointer by Bryce Dejean-Jones.
Iowa State called timeout after Chery’s last basket, but Niang missed a runner as time expired. Niang scored 10 points, nine over the final 8½-minute stretch to erase Baylor’s 62-48 lead.