Any doubts about the Kansas Jayhawks were officially put to rest this Saturday afternoon. Bill Self led his team to a victory on the road over the No. 1 team in the country, the Baylor Bears.
Back in January, the Bears defeated the Jayhawks at Allen Fieldhouse. Devon Dotson and Udoka Azubuike struggled mightily from the field during the first meeting. That wasn’t the case this afternoon though.
Dotson made a few key baskets in the final minutes of the game, while Azubuike finished with 23 points and 19 rebounds. Marcus Garrett also played a major role in the team’s win as he finished with nine points and seven assists.
The Bears hit back-to-back triples down the stretch to cut the deficit down to one. However, Jared Butler couldn’t connect on a shot that would’ve sent the game into overtime. A win on the road in Waco opens the door for Kansas to receive the top spot in the upcoming rankings.
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Kansas has now tied Baylor for the best record during conference play.
With four games remaining on the schedule, the Jayhawks could eventually earn sole possession of the top spot.
This is Baylor’s first loss since November, and it’s also the first time the Bears fell short to a Big 12 opponent this year.
It’s very possible that Baylor and Kansas meet again during the Big 12 Tournament.