by Daniel Hill Sports Writer The Baylor Bears and Iowa State Cyclones are locked in a fast-paced shootout so far tonight at the Ferrell Center. At the half, Iowa State leads 41-36 over the Bears. The contest started out with senior point guard Pierre Jackson playing with revenge on his mind after he posted just seven points against Kansas State. Jackson came out on fire and racked up 15 first half points. Early in the game, the two teams essentially made the game a three-point shootout. Iowa State and Baylor each knocked down five first half three pointers. For Iowa State, freshman forward Georges Niang led the Cyclones in first half scoring with 11 points. Valuable sixth-man for the Cyclones, Tyrus McGee, provided Iowa State with 11 points off the bench. Junior guard Brady Heslip continued his consistent three-point shooting by hitting two of four from downtown to give the Bears six points. Jackson was on a fast break and tossed the ball from just inside half court on an intended alley-oop slam dunk to junior power forward Cory Jefferson. The ball actually ended up going through the net for a comedic three point shot that got the Ferrell Center riled up. The Bears need to improve their transition defense if they want to keep the scoring down and have a chance to make up the five point deficit and protect the home court at the Ferrell Center with a win.
Home Sports Men's Basketball Baylor trails Iowa State at half