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Baylor guard Gary Franklin, right, knocks the ball away from Iowa State guard Matt Thomas (21) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the final of the Big 12 Conference men's tournament in Kansas City, Mo., Saturday, March 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Baylor guard Gary Franklin, right, knocks the ball away from Iowa State guard Matt Thomas (21) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the final of the Big 12 Conference men's tournament in Kansas City, Mo., Saturday, March 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

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