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Baylor First No. 1 Team to Lose Two Home Games In a Week

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The Baylor Bears became the first No. 1 team in history to lose two home games in a week after falling to Oklahoma State, 61-54, at the Ferrell Center in Waco, Texas.

The Bears (15-2, 3-2 in Big 12) lost earlier in the week to Texas Tech at the Ferrell Center, a 65-62 loss. That was Baylor’s first loss of the season.

The loss on Saturday came to unranked Oklahoma State (9-7, 2-3), which is banned from postseason play by the NCAA.


The Cowboys have two Big 12 wins, and both are against ranked teams. The Cowboys beat now-No. 21 Texas earlier this season.

Bryce Thompson led the Cowboys with 19 points. L.J. Cryer led Baylor with 18 points, while Matthew Mayer added 16.

Baylor’s loss wrapped up another wild Saturday in Big 12 action. Texas Tech, which exacted that upset of Baylor, fell to Kansas State, 62-51, as Bruce Weber and his Wildcats won their first Big 12 game of the season. Then, Kansas blew out West Virginia, 85-59. At the same time, Iowa State beat Texas, 79-70, as the Cyclones ended a two-game losing streak. TCU then outlasted Oklahoma in overtime, 59-58.

The Big 12 returns to action on Tuesday with four games — Baylor at West Virginia, Kansas at Oklahoma, Kansas State at Texas and Iowa State at Texas Tech.

You can find Matthew Postins on Twitter @PostinsPostcard.


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