Waco, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Kenny Chery hit a jumper from the right wing with 4.7 seconds remaining to lift No. 22 Baylor to a 74-73 win over 11th- ranked Iowa State.
The Bears were red-hot at the start of the game, but a sizeable lead evaporated and they fell behind for the first time at 68-67 on a Georges Niang jumper with 1:54 left.
Johnathan Motley made a putback off a Chery miss to give Baylor a 72-70 lead with 27 seconds remaining. Bryce Dejean-Jones' 3-pointer from the left corner preceded Chery's go-ahead basket.
The Bears prevailed when Niang missed a contested runner from just inside the arc.
Royce O'Neale scored 15 points and Rico Gathers added 14 with 15 rebounds for Baylor (13-3, 2-2 Big 12). Motley also had 14 points in addition to seven boards and four assists, while Chery finished with 13 points.
Naz Long led four Iowa State scorers in double figures with 19 points. Monte Morris came close to a triple-double, posting 11 points, nine assists and seven rebounds for the Cyclones (12-3, 2-1).