Kansas hit the century mark for the second time this year, albeit in an unlikely fashion, and five…
Kansas Takes Care of Baylor, 100-90
Darrell Arthur scored 23 points and recorded a double-double with 10 rebounds, while Russell Robinson scored 22 points, including hitting 14 of 15 free throw attempts.
Baylor was led by Curtis Jerrells, who scored 30 points, the most by any individual against the Jayhawks this season. LaceDarius Dunn added 23 points in just 20 minutes as he hit five of 10 three pointers for Baylor.
Three other Jayhawks scored in double figures as Sherron Collins scored 17 points, his third-most this season and Darnell Jackson and Mario Chalmers, each had 10. Chalmers scored all 10 of his points in the second half as he also posted a game-high seven assists, one shy of his career-best.
Robinson led KU with nine points in the first half and then hit nine of 10 free throws in the second half as Kansas overcame an early deficit to win the game.
Meanwhile Arthur recorded 20-plus points for the third time this season. He also had his third double-double of the year.
Early in the first half, Kansas found itself down by six points at 10-4. That marked the fourth-biggest deficit the Jayhawks had faced this season and the biggest at home this year.
KU later trailed 20-13 before Russell Robinson ignited a 7-0 run to tie the score at 20 at the 8:37 mark. That run became the beginning of a 14-3 stretch, which put the Jayhawks up 27-23. KU took a 36-33 lead into the lockerroom.
Baylor used an 8-2 run early in the second half to tie the score at 50, tying the game on a four-point play by LaceDarius Dunn.
After Baylor cut the KU lead to 61-56, the Jayhawks scored on three consecutive layups to ignite the crowd and push the margin to 67-56. Baylor never got closer than eight points the rest of the way.
Kansas reached 100 points for the second time this season as the Jayhawks had previously scored 107 points in the season opener against Louisiana-Monroe. KU also gave up 90 points, the most by an opponent since 2003, when Arizona scored 91 in a 91-74 win.
The Jayhawks failed to make a three-pointer for the first time in their last 271 games. KU was 0 of nine from three-point range, including an 0 of seven mark in the first half. Meanwhile Baylor drained 12 three-pointers on 29 attempts.
However, Kansas enjoyed a huge advantage at the free throw line making 36 of 46 attempts, while Baylor was 14 of 18. The teams were even on the boards as they tied with 39 rebounds each. Baylor committed 17 turnovers to only eight by Kansas
Kansas will play at Texas on Monday night as part of ESPN's Big Monday package. Tipoff is slated for 8 p.m. in Austin, Texas.
Story courtesy: KUAC
Phog.net Recommended Stories
Peyton Manning Breaks All-Time TD Record
Peyton Manning emerged alone atop yet another category in the NFL record book tonight vs the Niners, as he tossed touchdown #509 under the national spotlight of Sunday Night Football (NBC). (Photo…Read More
LenDale White escorted out of the Coliseum
Former USC and NFL running back LenDale White added tons of drama to what was a relatively quiet Homecoming weekend for the Trojans.Read More
Video Tip: The 1-Minute Golf Swing
Here’s a way to watch football and improve your golf swing at the same time. In your living room (or on the range), practice the one-minute golf swing, as shown in this video. Set the timer on your…Read More
Dr. Roto Video: Week 7 Recap
Dr. Roto, like many others, can't believe Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson (pictured above) passed for over 300 yards and rushed for over 100 yards in the same game. First time that's ever happened…Read More
Windy Weather Whitetails
As soon as those winds fall off, get into the stand! I always tell people you can't kill them if you aren't out, but if you want to try and pick an opportune time – this is it.Read More