WACO, Texas (AP) Brady Heslip scored 18 points, including five 3-pointers in the second half, and Baylor got a much-needed boost to its NCAA tournament hopes with a 74-61 victory over No. 16 Iowa State on Tuesday night.
There were 15 lead changes and four ties before Heslip put the Bears (20-10, 8-9 Big 12) ahead with a tiebreaking 3 with 2:14 left the start of a game-ending 13-0 run. After a turnover by Iowa State, Kenny Chery hit a long jumper and then had another.
Iowa State (22-7, 10-7), in the mix for the No. 2 seed in next week’s Big 12 tournament, lost its second road game in four days.
Cory Jefferson, like Heslip a Baylor senior playing his final home game, had 21 points and seven rebounds.
DeAndre Kane had 20 points for Iowa State and Dustin Hogue added 12. Melvin Ejim had only six points, 13 below his Big 12-leading average.