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Baylor Takes Down Iowa State 67-53

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Another sad day in Hilton

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: MAR 14 Big 12 Conference Championship - Iowa State v Baylor Photo by Scott Winters/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Ugly. That’s probably the best way I can describe the second half of this game. Ugly and uninspired. I won’t editorialize this too much, I’ll just try and stick to the facts. ‘

With a first half effort that seemed promising, the Clones went into the break only down six to the number one ranked Baylor Bears.

Rasir Bolton managed to sustain his performances from the last couple weeks by going into half with 14 points and seeming like he was going to be the spark needed for Iowa State to continue the effort in the second.

Unfortunately for Steve Prohm and the Clones as sustained effort in the second half just wasn’t there.

After a second half technical call foul call on Prohm, the Bears would rally and go on a 15-2 run that spelled out “thanks for playing” and ended the night quickly for Iowa State.

At around the ten minute mark of the second Baylor would blow open their lead despite an early effort from Iowa State. From that mark on Baylor wouldn’t look back.

Iowa State scoring effort was aided by Rasir Bolton’s 19 points and also chipping in 2 assists and 2 rebounds to effort. Quickly after Bolton’s 19 was Tyrese Haliburton’s 17 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists. They were the only two players tonight to get into double digits.

The Bears were lead in scoring by Macio Teague and his 15 point effort. Teague also chipped in 4 rebounds and 2 assists to his efforts. Teague was followed closely by Devonte Bandoo and his 12 point contribution, the Bears would have five players in double digits on thier seventh win of the season in the Big 12.

Look I won’t sugar coat this — This was bad. Baylor committed felony assault on television tonight and we didn’t seem to try and combat it in the slightest when it came to the later portions of the game.

No tertiary contributions from Young, Conditt, Jackson or really anyone led this team to once again take a huge L at home. The Cyclones fall to 2-5 in conference play and 9-11 (please send help) overall.