Boxscore
Iowa St. 80, Baylor 72
Saturday, March 3, 2012 7:00 PM
Location - James H. Hilton Coliseum, Ames, Iowa
Officials - Duke Edsall, Hal Lusk, Terry Oglesby
Attendance - 14376

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Baylor 37 35 72
Iowa St. 30 50 80

Recap


Iowa State 80, Baylor 72: Scott Christopherson scored 23 points in his final home game and the host Cyclones used a big second half to come back against the No. 10 Bears.

Iowa State (22-9, 12-6 Big 12) clinched the No. 3 seed in next week’s Big 12 Tournament, its highest placement since 2002.

Baylor (25-6, 12-6) will be the fourth seed. The top four receive first-round byes.

Pierre Jackson scored a career-high 35 points for the Bears, but it wasn’t enough to avoid blowing a seven-point halftime lead.

Baylor closed the first half on a 10-3 spurt to take a 37-30 lead into the break, but Iowa State slowly clawed all the way back, grabbing a 62-60 lead when Royce White found Christopherson for a 3-pointer with 7:14 left.

Four minutes later, Christopherson scored on a putback to make it 66-61 with 3:15 remaining. Quincy Acy’s three-point play cut the lead to 66-64, but Iowa State’s Tyrus McGee responded with a 3-pointer from the corner to push it back to 69-64 with 1:25 left.

Christopherson, the most accurate 3-point shooter in school history, finished 2 for 8 from beyond the arc.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
Iowa State won four of its last five games to close the regular season. … White posted his ninth double-double of the season with 11 points and 11 rebounds for the Cyclones. … Baylor shot only 6 for 24 from long range.

Baylor Bears

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Quincy Acy 25:00 2-3 0-0 1-1 3 2 5 0 3 0 1 1 5
Brady Heslip 28:00 3-9 0-5 0-0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 6
Pierre Jackson 38:00 11-19 5-10 8-9 0 5 5 3 4 1 2 0 35
Perry Jones III 36:00 5-11 0-0 0-0 4 8 12 0 2 1 0 0 10
Quincy Miller 25:00 3-9 0-1 0-0 0 2 2 1 4 0 1 0 6
Cory Jefferson 11:00 1-2 0-0 3-4 1 5 6 0 1 0 0 0 5
Anthony Jones 8:00 1-3 0-1 0-0 0 2 2 1 1 0 3 0 2
A.J. Walton 14:00 0-3 0-2 0-0 0 0 0 0 3 1 2 0 0
Deuce Bello 3:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0
Gary Franklin 12:00 1-6 1-5 0-0 0 1 1 3 2 1 1 0 3
TOTAL 200 27-65 6-24 12-14 8 25 33 9 23 5 11 1 72
  41.5% 25.0% 85.7% Team Rebs: 2   Total TO: 11

Iowa St. Cyclones

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Chris Allen 26:00 4-11 3-8 0-0 0 1 1 5 3 0 1 0 11
Chris Babb 38:00 3-7 2-5 2-2 0 4 4 1 0 2 1 2 10
Scott Christopherson 34:00 8-16 2-8 5-6 1 3 4 6 1 2 3 0 23
Melvin Ejim 21:00 5-6 0-0 5-6 3 3 6 0 3 0 1 0 15
Royce White 32:00 3-8 0-0 5-10 2 9 11 4 3 0 3 1 11
Anthony Booker 14:00 1-1 1-1 0-0 2 3 5 0 2 0 0 1 3
Tyrus McGee 19:00 1-6 1-3 2-2 2 3 5 1 3 2 1 0 5
Percy Gibson 10:00 1-2 0-0 0-2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2
Bubu Palo 5:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tavon Sledge 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 26-57 9-25 19-28 11 27 38 17 15 6 10 5 80
  45.6% 36.0% 67.9% Team Rebs: 0   Total TO: 10
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