If Baylor ascends to No. 1 in the country next week, the Bears will have Manu Lecomte to thank for it.
The junior point guard sank a game-winning off-balance runner with 8.2 seconds left to give second-ranked Baylor a 65-63 victory over upset-minded Iowa State on Wednesday night in Waco.
With the score tied and the shot clock at five seconds, Lecomte drove left, got Iowa State’s Matt Thomas on his hip and hoisted an high-arcing shot off one foot as his momentum carried him away from the tim. The ball sailed high enough to draw rain before falling through the hoop, giving Baylor a two-point lead in a game it had trailed for long stretches of the second half.
Manu Lecomte kept Baylor undefeated with this shot. pic.twitter.com/uNKkHIEMEv
— Rob Dauster (@RobDauster) January 5, 2017
Iowa State coach Steve Prohm put the ball in the hands of star point guard Monte Morris on the game’s final play, but the seniorRead More »from Manu Lecomte's clutch shot has Baylor in position to ascend to No. 1