Dominique Sutton had a double-double and a key offense rebound that led to Jacob Pullen's 3-pointer with 2:02 left, helping No. 9 Kansas State survive for an 82-75 win over No. 21 Baylor on Friday night in the Big 12 tournament semifinals.
Sutton provided the early spark for listless Kansas State (26-6)
early and finished with 14 points and 14 rebounds to send the
second-seeded Wildcats into their first Big 12 championship game
against rival Kansas. Pullen had 26 points and Denis Clemente added
24 to give Kansas State a school single-season record for wins.
Baylor (25-7), the third seed, shot 54 percent and got 26 points
from LaceDarius Dunn, but gave up 17 offensive rebounds, including
the late grab by Sutton. Ekpe Udoh added 18 points and 11 rebounds
for the Bears.