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22-5, 2nd in Big 12

Andy Katz ESPN Senior Writer 

So for those wondering why Baylor coach Scott Drew called a timeout in the final possession against Kansas instead of letting it play out, he gave an explanation. Drew said Manu Lecomte had hurt his ankle with seven minutes left and there was concern that if he had to go to a different option he wouldn't have been able to complete the play. Baylor wanted to get the ball to Johnathan Motley. But the play didn't develop the way it wanted out of the timeout and the side out of bounds. Drew said credit Kansas' defense.

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AP Top-4 teams have lost 20 times this season. Baylor is responsible for 5 of those losses

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No. 3 Kansas holds off No. 4 Baylor at the buzzer (0:51)
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Kansas stops Baylor on last play for narrow win (0:54)

Eamonn Brennan ESPN Staff Writer 

Landen Lucas made the key hustle play down the stretch to beat Baylor in Lawrence Feb. 1; today he grabs an offensive rebound, draws a foul, and hits the deciding free throws with seconds to play. Unreal.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Kansas, the king of close games and comebacks.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

I don't know where Devonte Graham is right now, but he's not in Waco. And the Jayhawks need to find him.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Josh Jackson has committed four fouls or more in nine games this season.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

When Baylor gets back in transition, Kansas struggles to find space against man or zone. But Jayhawks trying to push the ball on the break before Bears can get set. Problem is Baylor capitalizing off these quick Kansas shots and misses, attacking in transition on the other end. Great action.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Six turnovers already this half for Baylor. Has been one of the Bears' biggest issues all season. Giving Kansas easy opportunities.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Kansas, man. This is what they do.

Eamonn Brennan ESPN Staff Writer 

Kansas in a close game? Who could have possibly seen this coming?!

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

So hard to stop Frank Mason and Josh Jackson at the rim. The duo accounted for 21 of KU's 27 free throws in the first game. If they start driving and Baylor shifts defensively, look for the Jayhawks to get more open looks on the perimeter.

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Jackson hosts first-half dunk spree (0:37)

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Baylor is playing like a No. 1 seed. Tough on both ends. But if I'm Bill Self, I know my team missed a bunch of shots that usually fall and my opponent made 50 percent of its 3-pointers in the first half, an anomaly for the Bears. If this game normalizes in the second half, Kansas can steal the momentum.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Most significant difference from the first game so far? Baylor not sending Kansas to the free throw line the way it did earlier this month. Baylor shot 6 free throws and Kansas finished with 27 attempts from the charity stripe in the first game. Think about that. Doesn't look like we'll see the same gap today.

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Motley muscles to basket for lay-in and-1 (0:34)

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Texas Tech did a good job on Johnathan Motley, sending doubles at him every time from different angles. Kansas struggled early with him, but changing defenses has slowed him.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Feels like Kansas at Kentucky again. Jayhawks might not get off to a fast start. But once they roll, hard to slow them down.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Ish Wainright critical for Baylor. Might not crack double figures but he's the catalyst in this zone, the guy Scott Drew can trust to pressure any position because he's so versatile and agile. Baylor needs a big game from him.

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Big 12 leaders clash in Waco

Baylor let one get away at Kansas two weeks ago and comes off a surprising loss at Texas Tech last Monday. Scott Drew is 3-20 against the Jayhawks. (1 p.m. ET) Preview

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GameDay crew makes Saturday predictions (1:06)

Team Stats

Points Per Game73.6180th
Rebounds Per Game37.6Tied-87th
Assists Per Game16.0Tied-48th
Points Allowed62.412th

Tournament History

Final Fours2
Tournament Record11-12
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances10