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Men's Hoops Drops Contest to Kansas, 78-68


68
BAYLOR
(13-5, 1-4) 24/23
  1ST 2ND F
35 33 68
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Lawrence, Kan. • Attendance: 16,300

78
KANSAS
(14-4, 5-0) 8/11

THE RUNDOWN
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - Brady Heslip hit six 3-pointers and scored 19 points, but the Bears fell to No. 8 Kansas 78-68 on Monday night.

Cory Jefferson and Isaiah Austin added 16 points apiece.

Baylor was held to shooting 39 percent from the field, although they did shoot 48 percent from 3-point land.

Andrew Wiggins scored 17 points, most of them coming at the free throw line, and No. 8 Kansas pulled away in the second half to beat No. 24 Baylor 78-68 on Monday night.

Wiggins was 10 of 12 from the free throw line, and the Jayhawks (14-4, 5-0 Big 12) were 27 of 29 as a team, allowing them to put away Baylor for their fifth straight win - the last four over Top 25 opponents. They are the first team to accomplish that feat since North Carolina in 1997.

Perry Ellis added 19 points and Joel Embiid had 12 for Kansas, which led 37-35 at halftime but used a 14-2 surge fueled by defense and hustle in the second half to draw away.

HIGHLIGHTS
• Baylor hit a season-high 13 3-pointers and shot 48.1% from 3-point range (13-of-27).
Cory Jefferson (16 points) has scored in double figures in 22 of his last 25 games dating back to 2012-13 - it's the 15th time he's done so this season and 45th time in his career.
Kenny Chery (8 assists) had his 13th straight game with a 2-to-1 or better assist-to-turnover ratio (8:2).
Brady Heslip (19 points, 6-of-9 3FGs) had a season-high 6 3FGs made (6th career game with 6+ 3FGs); he has hit at least one 3-pointer in 79 of 92 career games, including 62 games with 2+ 3-pointers, 43 games with 3+ 3-pointers, 25 games with 4+ 3-pointers and 12 games with 5+ 3-pointers.
• Heslip scored in double figures for the 11th time this season and 45th time in his career - BU is 35-10 in those games.
Isaiah Austin (season-high-tying 16 points) scored in double figures for the 11th time in his last 12 starts. He has 13 double-figures scoring games and has done so in 40 of 53 career games.
• Austin hit 4-of-8 3-pointers after entering the game with a career-best of two made 3FGs in a game. He was 1-of-7 from 3-point range in the season's first 16 games before combining to go 6-of-11 over the last two games.

STAT OF THE GAME
Kansas shot 58% from the field, while Baylor shot 39%.

TWEET OF THE GAME

WHAT'S NEXT
Baylor returns home to host Texas Saturday (Jan. 25) at 12:30 p.m. CT at the Ferrell Center.


 

 

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