Udoka Azubuike had 23 points and a career-high 19 rebounds, and No. 3 Kansas held on to beat No. 1 Baylor 64-61 on Saturday in Waco, Texas, snapping the Bears’ 23-game winning streak and likely ending their five-week hold on the No. 1 spot in the Associated Press poll.
The Jayhawks (24-3, 13-1 Big 12 Conference) have won 12 in a row since their first-ever home loss to Baylor on Jan. 11. They had a 10-point lead with 6½ minutes left but had to hold off Baylor’s late charge.
Isaiah Moss, who scored 11 points, made two free throws for Kansas with 7.9 seconds left before a timeout. The Bears (24-2, 13-1) had one more shot, but Jared Butler’s three-pointer from beyond the top of the key ricocheted off the front of the iron as time expired.
Butler and MaCio Teague had hit consecutive three-pointers in the final half-minute to get Baylor within 62-61.