KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Talen Horton-Tucker hit five 3-pointers and scored 21 points and fifth-seeded Iowa State shot past fourth-seeded Baylor 83-66 in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 tournament on Thursday.
The Cyclones (21-11) also had key contributions from Marial Shayok who had 18 with four 3-pointers, Lindell Winginton with 16 points and Tyrese Haliburton with 13.
Iowa State faces top-seeded Kansas State in the semifinals on Friday night. K-State defeated TCU 70-61 on Thursday.
Mario Kegler led Baylor (19-13) in scoring with 16 while Makai Mason had 14.
Both teams came out hot but Mason hit three of his four 3-pointers, the last one part of a 10-1 run that gave the Bears and 18-14 lead. Iowa State finished the first half on a 12-3 run to lead 38-29 as Horton-Tucker finished with four first half triples and 16 points.
Haliburton started the second half with two treys and making a layup to give the Cyclones a 16-point edge before a Baylor timeout. The Cyclones led by as many as 22.