Preview: Baylor vs. Iowa State

On Saturday at 12:45 CST, Baylor takes on Iowa State in Waco hoping to get their 3rd home victory of the season. With only 3 games remaining in the regular season, Scott Drew and Baylor would love to gain some momentum going into the Big 12 Tournament with at least 1 more win.

After winning 2 out of 3 games midway through the season, Baylor has lost 4 straight. It was a tall task for the Bears as 3 of the 4 games were on the road against ranked teams. Baylor's last 3 home games include a win in overtime over Kansas State, a blowout over Missouri, and a close loss to Texas A&M.

Baylor continues to be led by their guard play, with the top 3 scorers being Freshmen Curtis Jerrells and Henry Dugat and sophomore Aaron Bruce. Jerrells leads the team not only in scoring, but also in assists averaging 3.3 per game.

Baylor runs into another guard oriented team this week, as star guard Curtis Stinson (19.6 ppg, 5.2 reb, 5.6 ast) and Will Blaylock (15 ppg, 6.1 ast) run the Cyclones attack. Stinson and Blaylock are joined by sophomore forward Rahshon Clark, who led Iowa State to victory in their last game at home against Oklahoma state with 19 points and 7 rebounds.

Prior to their win over the Cowboys, Iowa State experienced their own 4 game losing streak, which has all but ruined their chance to make the NCAA tournament. Iowa State had high hopes coming into the season with their strong backcourt, but a lack of help from the rest of the team has cost them a few games.

Baylor will certainly be glad to face a team with no dominating inside presence for a change, and a team that is currently giving up more points per game than any other team in the Big 12. Iowa State also ranks last in the league in blocks and defensive rebounding. Of course, with Baylor's last-ranked scoring offense, they're not exactly scaring anyone.

During a half-time celebration, Baylor will honor 100+ former letterman and reveal its All-Centennial team.

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