Lady Bears Drop Wildcats, 65-47

MANHATTAN, Kan. - Baylor used a strong second half to put away Kansas State, 65-47, Wednesday night, halting the Wildcats' attempt to defeat a second ranked opponent at home in as many games.

With the loss, the Wildcats dropped to 11-10 on the season and 3-4 in Big 12 play. The Lady Bears moved to 16-5 on the year and 3-4 in conference play.

After a slow start to the first half, the Wildcats went on a 9-0 run, capped off by a Kari Kincaid 3-pointer, to tie the game at 24-24. The Wildcats went into halftime trailing by just two points, 30-28. The Wildcats stormed back out of the break and with a basket from Ashley Sweat tied the game at 39-39 at the 14:25 mark. From that point on, however, it was all Baylor as the Bears cruised to the victory.  

The Wildcats were led by Sweat with 22 points. It was her 11th straight game with double-digit scoring and moved her career total to 1,674 to move into fifth on the K-State career scoring list. Sophomore Jalana Childs added nine points and led the team with seven rebounds.

Baylor was led by Brittney Griner, who recorded a Bramlage Coliseum-record eight blocks while setting the single-season Big 12 blocks record with 122. Griner finished with 26 points, including a one-handed dunk of a rebound with 4:53 remaining in the game. The Lady Bears combined for nine total blocks, another Bramalage Coliseum record. 

The Wildcats next hit the road as they battle in-state rival Kansas in Lawrence on Saturday. The game is scheduled for a 2 p.m., tipoff and can be heard on the K-State Sports Network.