The Wildcats shot a whopping 44% from 3-point range, making 11 of 25 3-point shots. They also shot 44.8% from the field connecting on 30 of 67 field goal attempts.
Bears shot the even better than the Wildcats shooting 45.7%. So why was it a blow win for the Wildcats? They turned the Bears over. A lot. Twenty-one times to be exact.
In turning the ball over regularly, Baylor took exactly 21 fewer shot attempts than Kansas State. The Wildcats needed this win after being embarrassed by the Kansas Jayhawks on Monday night to the tune of 83-62.
The No. 10 Wildcats, who will fall out of the top 10 come Monday when the new poll comes out, moved back into a tie for the Big 12 standings with the win.
Head Coach Bruce Weber is hoping that his team can put together a winning streak and win the Big 12 title. Their schedule is pretty favorable having only to play the No. 17 Oklahoma State Cowboys on the last game of the Big 12 regular season.
Even more positive is that Rodney McGruder, the Wildcats star, only had 10 points in the contest. If they can get another legitimate scorer, as Angel Rodriguez and Shane Southwell did today, Kansas State will be right there come March.
McGruder who averages over 15 points per game, has scored 30 in his last two contests, as he was the lone bright spot, dropping 20 points against Kansas.
The good news is the West Virginia Mountaineers are up next, which should serve as a good way for McGruder to continue to put up big numbers.
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