But Elliot and I still believe this is a great team with some great players! I can't explain their losing streak, but we want to see it turn around. We hadn't been to any games in Waco this season, but had seen the Bears win their season opener at the American Airlines Center in November (post), and braved the ice storm to see them upset Kentucky at AT&T Stadium in December (post).
|I know Elliot looks bored, but that's just his "I don't like my picture taken" face.|
Kansas State came into the game in 3rd in the Big 12, and earlier week defeated a powerful Kansas team. For most of this game, it looked like KSU was going to take a victory home to Manhattan. Baylor finished the first half with 21 points, having shot only 26%. Heslip's hot hand from Wednesday night had cooled off; he couldn't hit a 3 pointer to save his life.
|Isaiah Austin getting one of his 9 blocks|
for the night.
Baylor and KSU traded leads through the first overtime, and, thanks to KSU missing a free throw at the end of the period, they were still tied. However, in the second OT, Baylor dominated, and ended up winning by 14!
So now Baylor is 4-0 in the games Elliot and I have attended. So my next task is convincing Kelly that it's OK to take Elliot to Monday's game, with an 8:00 start time, on a school night. Baylor needs us to be there!
|You gotta love a team that gathers for prayer at the end of every game.|