Baylor has had Iowa State’s number in recent years. The Bears entered the Big 12 Tournament quarterfinals with a three-game winning streak in the series, and Cyclones coach Steve Prohm owned fewer victories over Baylor than any other Big 12 basketball team in his four seasons.
But when Iowa State plays, especially shoots, like it did on Thursday at Sprint Center, the opponent doesn’t matter.
The fifth-seeded Cyclones ran away from No. 4 seed Baylor 83-66 and will meet either top-seeded Kansas State or No. 8 seed TCU in a semifinal at 6 p.m. Friday.
Iowa State (21-11) leads the Big 12 in scoring and shooting and played to their strengths against the Bears.