WACO, Texas — Lagerald Vick scored 18 factors with six three-tips about his twenty second birthday and No. 7 Kansas held on for a seventy three-sixty eight win at Baylor on Saturday.
Vick hit two of his 3s in an 11-three run in the ultimate 1:44 of the primary half for the Jayhawks (14-2, 3-1 Huge 12) to put them up by 10. Kansas then held a double-digit lead for a lot of the second half until the Bears had eight consecutive factors in the remaining minute.
Jared Butler hit a three with fifty four seconds left and Mark Very important made a basket before Devonte Bandoo’s 3 after Vick’s second turnover in that span received the Bears within 72-68. The Jayhawks missed three free throws down the stretch.
Dedric Lawson added 17 points for Kansas whereas Devon Dotson had 14. Freshman Ochai Agbaji had 10 in his second recreation.
Butler had 14 factors to steer Baylor (9-6, 1-2), while Very important and Bandoo every had eleven. Makai Mason scored 10.
Baylor opened the game’s scoring with two free throws but missed its first 15 photographs from the sector, falling behind 18-2 earlier than happening an enormous run of its personal. Butler had three 3s in an 18-4 run by the Bears that acquired them inside 22-20 on a free throw by Mason with slightly below 4 minutes left, though they never acquired nearer.
Very important had Baylor’s first made subject aim of the sport on a short financial institution shot with 9:34 left in the first half after he grabbed an offensive rebound.
Kansas: The Jayhawks played their second recreation since 7-foot middle Udoka Azubuike’s season-ending wrist surgical procedure. That’s what led to Agabaji, the 6-5 freshman guard from Kansas Metropolis, forgoing his redshirt eligibility. He had a 3 in the late spurt to finish the primary half.
Baylor: The Bears just couldn’t build on the momentum of their residence win Tuesday towards No. 20 Iowa State, which then was coming off a 17-point house win over the Jayhawks last weekend. Baylor missed a chance to win consecutive games over Kansas, which misplaced by sixteen in Waco last February.
Baylor sophomore ahead Tristan Clark, the national chief capturing 74 % from the sector, had season-ending left knee surgical procedure this week. The 6-foot-9 sophomore averaged 14.6 factors starting the first 14 video games. He made eighty four of his 114 photographs, and was on tempo for the fourth-greatest capturing season in NCAA historical past. He now gained’t play in sufficient video games to qualify for that.
Kansas plays its third recreation in six nights when the Jayhawks go house to play Texas on Monday night time.
After consecutive house games, Baylor has a quick turnaround before enjoying Monday night time at Oklahoma State.