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Wigginton with 30 points in Iowa State's first Big 12 win

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Iowa State is finally on the board in the Big 12 thanks to freshman Lindell Wigginton's most electrifying performance yet.

Wigginton scored a career-high 30 points -- four days after scoring 27 points at Kansas -- and Iowa State beat Baylor 75-65 on Saturday to snap a four-game losing skid.

Nick Weiler-Babb added 15 points, 10 assists and seven rebounds for the Cyclones (10-6, 1-4 Big 12), who picked up their first league win while beating the Bears (11-6, 1-4) for the 14th time in 16 tries at home.

"Wigginton was a monster," Baylor coach Scott Drew said.

He was also the catalyst for the late push that rescued the Cyclones.

Wigginton buried a 3, and fellow freshman Cameron Lard hit a layup with 4:26 left to put Iowa State ahead 64-58 and force a Baylor timeout. Lard then rescued a Cyclones possession by tipping out a loose ball to the perimeter, and Wigginton responded with a 3 that made it 69-62 with 1:36 to go.

Weiler-Babb wisely drained the shot clock before hitting a mid-range pull-up jumper to push Iowa State's lead to 71-65 with 51 seconds to go, ensuring that the Cyclones would survive after back-to-back overtime losses and a five-point defeat to the Jayhawks.

"We haven't put a complete game together, and I thought (Saturday) was one of our most complete games so far," Weiler-Babb said.

Lard scored 11 points with nine rebounds and five blocks for the Cyclones, who overcame a 1 of 12 shooting stretch midway through the second half in part because of Wigginton's heroics.

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