Kansas St.-Baylor: Beasley Scores 44 points in Wildcats Loss

Kieran HaweAnalyst IFebruary 24, 2008

Michael Beasley is going to be the first player drafted in the 2008 NBA Draft.

But even Beasley can’t carry a team by himself.

Despite Beasley putting up a Big 12 record 44 points, the No. 25 Kansas State Wildcats lost to the Baylor Bears 92-86 last night in Waco, Texas.

Kansas State (18-8) was literally a two person team against the Bears, besides the 44 from Beasley (who also grabbed 13 rebounds), they got 31 from Bill Walker. Do the math: 86 total points - 44 from Beasley - 31 from Walker = the rest of the team scored only 11 points. That wont win you games, Big 12 Championships or NCAA Tournament games.

The Baylor Bears (18-8) were led by Curtis Jerrells who put up 24 points and 7 assists. Kevin Rogers, who put in 18 points and 10 rebounds, summed up the game. “The final score shows that two people can’t be a team. We came out and played as a team.”

Kansas State better figure out how to play as a team very soon since No. 7 ranked Texas will be coming to town on Monday.

Beasley is a monster but he will need more help.