Kansas Finishes With Undefeated Home Record After 78-70 win Over Baylor

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Baylor Press Release

By: David Kaye

MISCELLANEOUS NOTES

  • Baylor finished 10-8 and in 4th place in the Big 12 standings after being picked 9thout of 10 teams in the Big 12 Preseason Coaches Poll.
  • Baylor fell to 3-4 against AP Top 25 teams this season and 23-31 against ranked teams over the last 5 seasons.
  • Baylor fell to 5-32 in the all-time series against Kansas, including 4-24 in the Drew era.
  • Baylor is 99-77 in Big 12 play over the last 10 seasons after going 59-149 in the league’s first 13 years.
  • Baylor is 281-138 since 2007-08, the first year Drew’s staff had a full allotment of scholarships.

TEAM NOTES

  • Baylor fell to 4-9 this season when trailing at the half, including 2-7 in Big 12 play.
  • BU extended the nation’s 11th-longest active streak with at least one 3-point made in 900 straight games.
  • Baylor started Jared Butler, King McClure, Mario Kegler, Mark Vital and Freddie Gillespie for the 1st time this season. It was Baylor’s 8th different starting lineup of the season.

INDIVIDUAL NOTES

  • Jared Butler (career-high 31 points) scored in double-figures for the 16th time this season and 13th time in 17 games since joining the starting lineup. It was Butler’s 2nd game with 20+ points.
  • Butler became the first Baylor player to post 30+ points in a road game since Nuni Omot went for 30 at Kansas State in the regular-season finale on March 3 last season.
  • Butler (3-of10 from 3-point range) extended his streak to 17 straight games with a 3-pointer, including multiple 3-pointers made in 14 of 17 games.
  • Butler had a team-high 3 assists, his 11th time leading Baylor in assists this season. He has posted multiple assists in 20 of the last 21 games after doing so in 1 of his first 10 contests.
  • Mark Vital had 9 points and 9 rebounds, coming up 1 short in each category of a double-double.
  • Makai Mason missed his 6th game this season (first 3 with ankle injury, 3 of last 9 with toe injury).
  • Devonte Bandoo (10 points) scored in double-figures for the 6th time in the last 9 games and 11th time this season.
  • Mario Kegler (11 points) scored in double-figures for the 4th time in the last 5 games and 13th time this season.

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