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Top-ranked Baylor holds on to beat No. 8 Iowa State 77-72

Baylor guard Kendall Brown (2) looks for a shot past Iowa State forward George Conditt (4)...
Baylor guard Kendall Brown (2) looks for a shot past Iowa State forward George Conditt (4) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022, in Ames. (AP Photo/Matthew Putney)(MATTHEW PUTNEY | AP)
Published: Jan. 1, 2022 at 3:45 PM CST
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AMES, Iowa (AP) - James Akinjo scored 16 points, LJ Cryer had 10 of his 13 in the second half, and top-ranked Baylor beat No. 8 Iowa State 77-72 for the Cyclones’ first loss.

Baylor never trailed in only the fourth Division I matchup of 12-0 teams in 40 years and the first game between top-10 teams at Hilton Coliseum since 2014.

The defending national champion Bears extended their win streak to 19 games and are among three remaining unbeaten teams.

Tristan Enaruna scored a career-high 23 points for the Cyclones, who were off to the second-best start in program history after winning two games last season.

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