Cyclones hope third time's a charm versus Baylor

KANSAS CITY, Missouri (KCRG) - Iowa State is probably getting into the NCAA Tournament no matter what happens during the Big 12 Tournament. But the Cyclones could use some confidence heading into the big dance.

Iowa State faces Baylor on Thursday to begin the Big 12 Tournament. The Bears won both regular season matchups, but only by a combined score of seven points.

The key for the Cyclones will be rebounding. They gave up 28 offensive boards to Baylor in the two regular season games.

Tip-off is set for 11:30 a.m. on Thursday.