WACO, TEXAS – Iowa State went on the road and shocked No. 7 Baylor with a 73-58 win Saturday at the Farrell Center.
Today’s margin of victory is the largest in school history on the road against a ranked opponent, topping the previous record of 14 (K-State and Mississippi, 2019).
The Cyclones, who had lost nine straight at the Farrell Center entering today’s game, ended the regular season 18-12 overall and 9-9 in Big 12 play. Baylor drops to 22-9 overall and 11-7 in league action.
How It Happened
Iowa State led for all but 1:33 seconds and extended the lead to as many as 18 points in the second half as it held Baylor to just 36 percent shooting from the field.
The Cyclones owned an 11-point lead at the half and Baylor trimmed the lead down to four with 15:29 remaining. ISU responded with an 11-0 run and the game was effectively put away.
ISU scored 23 points on 14 Baylor turnovers in the winning effort.
Jaren Holmes scored 16 points and was joined in double figures by Tre King, who was making his second start as a Cyclone and finished with 13 points. Robert Jones also entered the starting lineup and finished with seven points and five rebounds. Gabe Kalscheur had 12 points, 10 of which came in the second half.
-T.J. Otzelberger picked up his 13th win over an AP Top 25 opponent, the fourth-most in school history.
-T.J. Otzelberger earned his 40th win at Iowa State, becoming the fourth ISU coach to win 40 or more in his first two seasons.
-Iowa State has now beaten eight AP Top 25 teams this year, the third-most in a year in program history.
-Iowa State is the only school in the country with eight AP Top 25 Wins and five AP Top 10 victories.
-Iowa State has held all but one Big 12 opponent below its season scoring average this season.
-Tamin Lipsey dished out five assists and now sits fourth on ISU’s freshman assist leader list with 137 this season.
-Jaren Holmes surpassed 1,400 career points.
Iowa State heads to the Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship next week. The complete bracket will be released after the completion of today’s games.