Neither snow or rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these competitors from the swift completion of their appointed tasks as Kansas basketball returns to Allen Fieldhouse to face the Baylor Bears in a top-5 matchup early in this Big 12 Conference season.
Kansas is the #3 team in the country in the AP Poll, while comes in at #4. KenPom currently has KU at #2 and Baylor at #9.
Kansas leads the all-time series with Baylor 32-5, which includes a perfect 16-0 mark inside Allen Fieldhouse. The most recent meeting was a 78-70 Kansas last March in Lawrence.
Here are the essentials:
(3) Kansas: 12-2, 1-0
(4) Baylor: 12-1, 2-0
Line: KU -7.5
How to Watch
Saturday, Jan 11, 12:00 p.m. CST
Lawrence, KS: Allen Fieldhouse (16,300)
Online Streaming: www.cbssports.com (click for direct link) or (presumably) the CBS app
- Brad Nessler (Play-by-Play), Bill Raftery (Analyst)
Radio: Jayhawk Radio Network
- Brian Hanni (Play-by-Play), Greg Gurley (Analyst)
Kansas has won 13 of the last 14 meetings against Baylor.
Kansas has the Big 12’s top ranked scoring offense, while Baylor has the top ranked scoring defense.
KU and Baylor are 1-2 in scoring margin in the Big 12.
At #4, Baylor brings the highest ranking into Allen Fieldhouse since the 2016-17 season, when the Bears came to town at #2.
Kansas has won 9-straight games against AP top-5 teams in Allen Fieldhouse.
KU is 14-2 against AP top-10 teams at home under Bill Self. During Self’s tenure at Kansas, that 14-2 mark is the best in the country in terms of win percentage (87.5%).
KU has won 20 of its last 23 regular-season games against AP top-10 teams.