No. 2 Kansas finds a way past No. 19 Baylor
WACO, Texas -- Kansas' performance wasn't pretty against No. 19-ranked Baylor, but the No. 2 Jayhawks still scraped together the kind of road win they have been using to sustain their reign as Big 12 champions for more than a decade.Kansas got th...
WACO, Texas - Kansas’ performance wasn’t pretty against No. 19-ranked Baylor, but the No. 2 Jayhawks still scraped together the kind of road win they have been using to sustain their reign as Big 12 champions for more than a decade.
Kansas got the key rebounds and baskets it needed in the last four minutes to claim a 66-60 victory over the Bears on Tuesday night at the Ferrell Center.
The Jayhawks (24-4, 12-3 Big 12) went 4 minutes, 17 seconds without scoring and twice let the shot clock run out late in the second half, but Kansas’ defense kept the Bears from using the opportunity for a would-be run on the other end.
Then, Kansas guard Frank Mason hit a jumper to break the drought with 4:31 left and the Jayhawks surged.
“They don’t stop,” Baylor forward Taurean Prince said. “The last four minutes of the game they stepped up.”
Kansas coach Bill Self said he was frustrated with his personnel for more than 30 minutes of game time, but the Jayhawks out-rebounded Baylor 8-2 in the final four minutes and held the Bears to five points in the same period.