Kansas hosts Baylor* in the conference finale for the Jayhawks in prime time.
KU enters the contest at 17-8, ranked #17 in the latest AP Poll. Baylor*, meanwhile, is 18-0 and ranked #2. KenPom has the Jayhawks at #23 and the Bears at #2.
Kansas leads the overall series against Baylor* by a 33-7 count. However, the Bears still lead 2-0 in major athletic department scandals in the last 20 years. Anyway, the Jayhawks are 16-1 against Baylor* in Allen Fieldhouse, with the Bears’ only win coming just last season. Baylor* has also won two of the last three matchups with Kansas. The most recent meeting between these two programs was an 77-69 Baylor win in Waco back on January 18.
The Jayhawks are coming off a 75-72 OT loss at Texas, while the Bears won a 77-72 home affair against Iowa State (that was their first game since Feb 2, hence, the asterisk).
Here are the essentials:
#17 Kansas: 17-8, 11-6 Big 12
#2 Baylor*: 18-0, 10-0 Big 12
Line: Baylor* -3.5 (opened BU -6)
How to Watch
Saturday, Feb 27, 7:00 p.m. CST
Lawrence, KS: Allen Fieldhouse
- 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 subscription)
KU is 6-6 against ranked opponents so far this season.
Bill Self is 16-5 against top-10 teams in Allen Fieldhouse while at KU (and 43-25 overall).
Kansas has won 37 consecutive senior nights, although the Jayhawks recently added a non-conference home game next week with UTEP.
9 of the last 11 matchups between KU and Baylor* have been decided by 8 points or less - and six of those by 5 points or less.