The Iowa State Cyclones visited Waco, TX to battle the Baylor Bears in a Big 12 Match up Wednesday night. Tyrus “The Virus” McGee with 22 off the bench was a great contributor tonight. The Cyclones marched into Waco needing this win and it took most of the game to secure it.
With this win the Cyclones remain unbeaten against the Bears this season and are positioning themselves exactly where they want to be in the Big 12 standings. They are tied for third place with Oklahoma. Their next important game is on Big Monday against Kansas at home.
The Cyclones got key baskets from the perimeter and in the paint to help them go home with the victory. No only did McGee have an impressive night for the Cyclones, but Melvin Ejim had a fantastic dunk and finished with 20 points and crashed the boards with authority, ending up with 12 rebounds.
What is most impressive about this Cyclones team is that they keep shooting it from behind the arc. In this game alone they hit 11 three pointers. The Cyclones have recorded more three-pointers than their opponents for the past five games. They have been on fire from the behind the arc when teams let them shoot.
After doing damage from behind the arc, Iowa State took advantage of a Baylor defense roaming the perimeter. They sliced and diced their way to the rim with lay-ups and a vicious dunk.
Pierre Jackson had a great night for Baylor but his 30 points didn’t help them seal the victory. Jackson put the Bears on his back driving to the rim and shooting with ease. What hurt him the most were the two free-throws that he missed with 13 seconds left in the game. He came out on fire scoring 10 points in the first minutes. Up next for Baylor is a road trip to Oklahoma and for Iowa State they get to play Texas Tech at home.
If Iowa State keeps shooting from behind the arc they will be unstoppable in the rest of their remaining games.
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