Wildcats Fall to Baylor in Big 12 Quarterfinals

Rodney McGruder

March 8, 2012

Final Stats

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Perry Jones III scored a career-high 31 points, hitting 11 of 14 shots, and powered Baylor (No. 11 ESPN/USA Today, No. 12 AP) past Kansas State 82-74 Thursday in the Big 12 tournament.

Jordan Henriquez scored a career-high 22 points and added 14 rebounds for the Wildcats, who will now wait to learn their NCAA Tournament destination and opponent on Sunday.

With the game back and forth for the majority of the first half, Baylor opened up a nine-point lead at the half with a surge over the final five minutes of the opening half.

K-State opened the second half with four straight points to cut the margin to five but could not get any closer for the remainder of the game.

Rodney McGruder added 14 points for K-State, while Angel Rodriguez (12) and Jamar Samuels (10) also reached double figures in scoring.

Brady Heslip had 15 points and Pierre Jackson added 13 points and eight assists for Baylor, which shot a sizzling 57 percent while debuting bright, fluorescent yellow uniforms.