It’s secure to say Baylor received’t nonetheless be ranked No. 1 within the nation on Monday.
The highest-ranked Bears dropped their second sport in a row on Saturday, shedding to unranked Oklahoma State 61-54 at dwelling. Baylor misplaced to No. 19 Texas Tech earlier within the week.
It marks the primary two losses of the 12 months for the Bears, who held the highest spot within the nation for the final 5 weeks. Final 12 months’s nationwide champions are actually 3-2 since starting Massive 12 play.
It’s the second upset of a ranked opponent of convention play for the Cowboys, as they knocked off No. 14 Texas at dwelling on Jan. 8. They sit at 9-7 general and 2-3 within the Massive 12.
Baylor almost pulled off a miraculous comeback, as Oklahoma State led by as a lot as 17 within the second half. The Bears obtained it right down to a one-point sport within the remaining minute, however the Cowboys had been capable of grasp on thanks partly to switch guard Bryce Thompson, who scored six factors within the remaining 24 seconds capped by an exclamation level dunk within the remaining seconds.
Thompson completed with a career-high 19 factors, the one Oklahoma State participant in double figures. Bryce Williams had 9 factors, 4 rebounds and 6 assists.
For Baylor, senior Matthew Mayer completed with 16 factors and 5 rebounds. LJ Cryer added 18 factors off the bench.