Beasley Breaks Records in Loss at Baylor

WACO, Texas (AP) - Michael Beasley's Big 12 record 44 points wasn't enough for No. 24 Kansas State to avoid another road loss, not even with 31 more points from fellow freshman Bill Walker.

Curtis Jerrells scored 24 points, including some clutch baskets in the go-ahead spurt by Baylor in a 92-86 victory over the Wildcats and their high-scoring freshman duo Saturday night.

Beasley's two free throws with 1:56 left gave him 44 points, one more than the conference record, and made it 87-85. But Kansas State (18-8, 8-4) couldn't get closer and lost its fourth straight road game.

It was the third 40-point game of the season for Beasley, the Big 12 leader in scoring and rebounding. He also had 13 rebounds, his 23rd double-double to break Carmelo Anthony's NCAA freshman record.

But Beasley and Walker, with the highest-combined points by a duo in school history, didn't get any help. Only four other Wildcats scored, none with more than five points and two with only a free throw.

Jerrells was one of five players who scored in double figures for Baylor (18-8, 6-6), which snapped a four-game losing streak.

Kevin Rogers had 18 points and 10 rebounds for the Bears. LaceDarius Dunn had 16 points, Tweety Carter 12 and Aaron Bruce, the struggling senior guard out of the starting lineup because of his recent struggles, added 11 points on 3-of-4 shooting.

Kansas State had a 66-65 lead with 11 minutes left when Beasley made two free throws after being fouled inside.

Rogers then scored four straight points, making an inside basket before following a Beasley miss with two free throws. Blake Young then hit a tying 3-pointer but the Wildcats never regained the lead.

Baylor responded with a 16-7 run, including two 3-pointers by Jerrells with the shot clock running down.

On both 3s, Jerrells listened to the students counting down the expiring shot clock before taking his shot, the second one making it 85-76 with 3:41 left. In between the 3s, Jerrells missed a running jumper with the shot clock at 1 second, but grabbed his own rebound and went right back in uncontested for a score.

After Beasley's last points, Jerrells drove again with the shot clock running down. He missed, but was fouled and made both free throws.

Walker missed a couple of 3-pointers after that, and Beasley took only one more shot - a desperate 3 in the last frantic seconds.

Beasley had 28 points by halftime, matching his own Big 12 record for points in a half. He had 28 points in the second half of a lopsided victory over Winston-Salem State in December.

Kevin Durant had the previous scoring record for a half with 26 against Baylor in January 2007.

The previous game record of 43 points was shared by Missouri's Clarence Gilbert against Iowa State in January 2001 and Texas' Reggie Freeman against Fresno State in December 1996.