Kansas heads out on the road for a Big Monday matchup with Baylor in Waco.
Kansas enters the contest with a ranking of #6 by the AP, while Baylor comes in at #2. KenPom has the Jayhawks at #15 and the Bears at #2. The preseason conference coaches poll picked BU to win the Big 12 this year.
Kansas leads the overall series against Baylor by a 33-6 count. The Bears are 3-14 against KU in Waco. The most recent meeting between the two programs was a 64-61 KU win in Waco in February of last year.
The Jayhawks are coming off a 75-70 road loss at OSU, while the Bears come in off a 68-60 road win at Texas Tech.
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Here are the essentials:
(6) Kansas: 10-3, 4-2 Big 12
(2) Baylor: 12-0, 5-0 Big 12
Line: Baylor -8.5
How to Watch
Monday, Jan 18, 8:00 p.m. CST
Waco, TX: Ferrell Center
- Dan Shulman (Play-by-Play), Jay Bilas (Analyst)
Radio: Jayhawk Radio Network
- Brian Hanni (Play-by-Play), Greg Gurley (Analyst)
Online Streaming: www.espn.com/watch or the ESPN app (requires cable subscription)
Kansas is 98-13 following a loss in the Bill Self era, including 2-0 so far this season.
While at Kansas, Bill Self is 11-6 in road games against top-10 opponents.
The Jayhawks lead the Big 12 in blocked shots and rebound margin so far this year.
Ochai Agbaji leads the conference in three pointers made and 3-point percentage.
Kansas is 73-18 all-time on ESPN’s Big Monday, which includes a 30-17 road mark (22-12 under Self).
KU has won 18-straight Big Monday contests.
Five of the last six meetings in Waco have been decided by 6 points or less, with KU sporting a 5-1 record in that span.
Not so Fun Facts
Baylor is 6th in the NCAA in scoring, and are second nationally in scoring margin.
BU leads the Big 12 in field goal percentage, 3-pointers made per game, and assist-to-turnover ratio.
Baylor’s Jared Butler and Davion Mitchell rank 1-2 in the Big 12 in steals.