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    === Rodriguez's double-double leads No. 10 Kansas State over Baylor ===
 
 Manhattan,  KS  (Sports Network) -  Angel Rodriguez  recorded 22 points and 10
 assists  and  Shane Southwell added 18  points on a silky 6-of-9 shooting from
 3-point range to help No. 10 Kansas State roll past Baylor, 81-61, on Saturday
 at Bramlage Coliseum.
 
 Jordan  Henriquez registered  a double-double with 10 points and 10 boards for
 the  Wildcats (20-5,  9-3 Big 12), who  bounced back from a crushing defeat at
 rival  Kansas on Monday. Rodney McGruder and Will Spradling contributed 10 and
 seven points, respectively, in the victory.
 
 "It  was a good  win against an obviously good team," Kansas State coach Bruce
 Weber  said." They  are very talented. You  can see how explosive they are. We
 talked  about 40  minutes and, against them,  it is something that you have to
 play because they can get that 12-0 run. They have a lot of weapons. I thought
 our  guys did  a good  job. We  talked about  making our  guys accountable  on
 defense, and we did that."
 
 A.J.  Walton paced  Baylor with  14  points and  Isaiah Austin  scored 13  and
 grabbed six rebounds for the Bears (16-9, 7-5), who fell for the first time in
 their  last three contests. Brady Heslip had 12 points -- all of which came on
 4-of-6 shooting from behind the arc -- in the defeat.
 
 The  home  team pulled ahead  by 14  points to start  the second half, but the
 Bears  used  a 12-0  run  to  get within  43-41  with  just under  13  minutes
 remaining.
 
 Kansas  State  then regained  control  of  the  contest  with a  16-4  flurry,
 highlighted  by  Henriquez's slam  and monster block  on Heslip's layup, which
 made it 59-45 with seven-plus minutes to play.
 
 Baylor  had no answers  after its furious charge to get back into the contest,
 and  failed to show  any spark for the remainder of the second half. The Bears
 trailed by double-digits for the remainder of the game.
 
 "I  thought Kansas  State showed  why  they are  the 10th-ranked  team in  the
 nation,"  Baylor  coach Scott  Drew said. "We  have done a  much better job of
 taking care of the ball in other games and in the backcourt. K-State forced us
 into  19 turnovers.  So,  hats off  to  their defense.  The  second thing  was
 offensive  rebounding. That  was disappointing. Second chance points were 15-5
 them, and that kind of sums up the game right there."
 
 Rodriguez's  3-pointer at  the midway point of the first half brought the home
 team  within  16-15. Southwell then kicked  off a 15-8 spurt with back-to-back
 treys before the Wildcats held a 30-24 edge with 3:34 remaining in the half.
 
 KSU increased its advantage to 38-29 at the break.
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 Kansas State has won 12 of 13 games at home ... The Wildcats lead the all-time
 series,  15-12  ... The Wildcats connected  on 11-of-25 from 3-point range and
 forced  19  BU  turnovers  which  resulted  in  22  points  ...  Kansas  State
 outscored the visitors 34-20 on points in the paint.
 
 
 
 
 
 02/16 23:41:59 ET

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