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#11 Cyclones rally falls short at Baylor 74-73.

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Kenny Chery made a jumper with 4.7 seconds left and No. 22 Baylor pulled out a 74-73 win over No. 11 Iowa State after blowing a 17-point lead. It's the Cyclones first loss of the season.

Rico Gathers had 14 points and 15 rebounds for the Bears (13-3, 2-2 Big 12), who had led throughout until Georges Niang made a jumper with 1:54 left in the game for a 68-67 lead.

Lester Medford hit a 3-pointer from the right corner with just over a minute left, but Iowa State (12-3, 2-1) got even on Niang's high bank shot.

Johnathan Motley had a go-ahead putback on a miss by Chery before the Cyclones went back ahead on a 3-pointer by Bryce Dejean-Jones.

Iowa State called timeout after Chery's last basket, but Niang missed a runner as time expired.

Niang scored 10 points, nine over the final 8 1/2-minute stretch to erase Baylor's 62-48 lead. The Bears led by scores of 16-1 and 22-5 in the first half before Iowa State cut the deficit to 2 at 34-32. Baylor led 42-34 at halftime.


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