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Kansas State Vs. Baylor Score Update: Wildcats Down 45-36 At The Half

Despite not having the same caliber of NBA-bound talent as most of the Big 12's top teams, Kansas State was able to lock up a spot in the NCAA Tournament regardless of what happens in the Big 12 Tournament.

But in the first half of their game against Baylor Thursday, that talent differential reared its ugly head, with Perry Jones III scored 21 points and grabbed 8 rebounds while going 8-8 from the floor.

With Brady Heislip making the Wildcats pay for double teams on the interior, there was little Frank Martin could do to prevent the 6'11 235 power forward from dominating on both ends.

However, Kansas State is still only down nine despite Jones' incredible performance and Rodney McGruder struggling to a 5 point first half on 2-7 shooting.

The Bears have let teams come back against them all season, so if the Wildcats can keep the game close until the game's final five minutes, they could sow some seeds of doubts in Baylor's mind.