Cats hang on for road win at Baylor

As the clock ran down to zero, Jeremiah Massey believed Kansas State would suffer another heartbreaking defeat. But R.T. Guinn's 3-pointer bounced off the rim with no time left and the Wildcats escaped with a 64-62 win over Baylor on Wednesday night.

"With the luck we usually have, I thought it was good," Massey said, who led all scorers with 21 points. "I thought it was over, and I also got away with a foul. I poked him in the side."

Baylor's Terrance Thomas had narrowed the gap to 64-62 with a 3-pointer off the glass with 41 seconds remaining.

Kansas State (13-13, 5-10 Big 12) faced a one-and-one foul situation twice in the closing seconds. But Jarrett Hart and Marques Hayden each missed their first free throws, and Baylor (8-20, 3-12) snared both rebounds. Hayden's miss came with 15 seconds left, and Guinn grabbed the loose ball. He worked open for a 3-pointer, but his shot bounced long as the game ended.

"I always think that I'm going to make the shot," Guinn said. "I pump-faked and got lucky to be open for the shot but not lucky enough for it to drop through the hoop."

The Bears trailed the Wildcats 56-37 midway through the second half. But Baylor mounted a 12-1 run ending with a Corey Herring layup to cut the lead to single digits at 57-49 with just under seven minutes left to play.

"We just got nonchalant in the second half," Massey said. "In the first half, we were moving the ball well and got the big lead."

Terrance Thomas paced Baylor's scoring with 14 points, while Herring contributed 13 and Matt Sayman 12. Cartier Massey added 14 points for the Wildcats.

Kansas State closed out the final five minutes of the first half with a 10-1 run and led 39-22 at the break. Massey, who scored 10 first-half points, capped the offensive barrage with a tip-in.

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