MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Macio Teague had 23 points and 10 rebounds, Davion Mitchell scored 20 points and No. 2 Baylor beat Kansas State 100-69 on Saturday.
Jared Butler had 14 points and 13 assists for his first career double-double with the Bears (5-0, 1-0 Big 12), and Jonathan Tchamwa Tchatchoua scored 13 points.
Antonio Gordon led the Wildcats (3-5, 1-1) with 23 points on 9-of-9 shooting, and Selton Miguel scored 14 points.
This was the first game for Baylor in a week after the school paused team activity due to COVID-19 protocols.
That didn’t stop the Bears from shooting 64% in the first half, including seven 3-pointers to lead by 29 at the half.
Baylor shot 58% overall while the Wildcats shot 47%. The Bears made 14 3-pointers, and Kansas State connected on six.
Kansas State turned the ball over 14 times. The Bears scored 21 points off those mistakes. Baylor also dominated on the boards, outrebounding the Wildcats 41-25.
Teague nailed three 3s and scored 12 of the first 15 points for Baylor while Tchamwa Tchatchoua scored 13 points on three alley-oop dunks by halftime.
Baylor: The Bears looked to pick up right where they left off before their pause. If they shoot as well as they did against the Wildcats, they will be a tough team to beat against anyone in the Big 12.
Kansas State: Early turnovers and missed open shots haunted the Wildcats as they got into a big hole. The Wildcats needed to jump out to a fast start to keep up with Baylor.
Baylor: Takes on the University of Arkansas Pine-Bluff at 7 pm on Monday at home.
Kansas State: Hosts Jacksonville at 1 pm on the same day.
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