Freshman Sherron Collins was the Jayhawks other double-digit score, pouring in 13 points off the bench, including three-three pointers.
Three other Jayhawks added at least eight points. Junior Russell Robinson scored nine points and dished out four assists. Sophomore guard Mario Chalmers added nine points, including two three-pointers, and freshman Darrell Arthur scored eight points off the bench.
The Jayhawks shot 50 percent both from the field (29-of-58) and from beyond the three-point arc (8-of-16) for the game. The Jayhawk defense continually stymied Baylor's offense, limiting the Bears to just 31 percent shooting from the field (20-of-65) and 17 percent from three-point land (4-of-24) in the contest.
Kansas took a 40-18 lead into halftime as Julian Wright and Brandon Rush each had nine points and the team shot 64 percent from the field. The Jayhawks jumped out to a 22-5 lead in the first half. KU's defense limited Baylor to 2-of-19 shooting (11 percent) during the run. A highlight of the frame came when Rush emphatically flushed a missed three-pointer to lengthen the lead to 27-7.
The Jayhawks return home to Allen Fieldhouse Saturday to take on Colorado. Tip-off is slated for 12:45 p.m. and the game is set to air on ESPN Plus.
Story courtesy: KUAC