KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Baylor sharpshooter Brady Heslip hit a pair of 3-pointers to keep No. 3 Kansas at bay, and Perry Jones III finished with 18 points as the No. 12 Bears beat the Jayhawks, 81-72, on Friday night to reach the Big 12 tournament title game.
Baylor lost to the Tigers in its only previous Big 12 title game.
Tyshawn Taylor had a game-high 20 points for Kansas (26-6), which used a big second-half charge to briefly take the lead. But the Bears hung tough down the stretch.