Kansas defeats Baylor, 68-54

  • 6 p.m., Feb. 8, 2012
  • The Ferrell Center, Waco, TX

FINAL: Withey's career-high 25 points lead KU to 68-54 comeback victory over No. 6 Baylor

Jeff Withey scored a career-high 25 points on 8-for-10 shooting, leading the Kansas men's basketball team to a 68-54 victory over No. 6 Baylor on Wednesday night at Ferrell Center in Waco, Texas.

The Jayhawks trailed by as many as 10 in the first half before ending the half on a 14-5 run to take a 33-30 lead.

Then, after a Baylor basket to open the second half, KU posted a 23-2 run to open a 56-34 lead with 12:33 left.

Withey added five rebounds, three blocks and two steals to go with six turnovers.

Tyshawn Taylor added 19 points on 6-for-11 shooting and 4-for-7 shooting from three. Thomas Robinson notched a double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds.

KU (19-5, 9-2 Big 12) will play host to Oklahoma State at 3 p.m. Saturday.

KU coach Bill Self postgame audio

Baylor coach Scott Drew postgame audio

Join the post game discussion


NIce way to bounce back after this weekend, I feel much better now than I did Sunday - Tuesday

Sam Constance

Why does MU get to play Baylor twice after KU finishes breaking them?

Duane Rice in reply to Sgtjb123

but it hasnt been real fun


Beat KState!

Sgtjb123 in reply to Nh_jhawk

Muck fizzou!

Kent Wells

That was a fun 30 minutes!


Its been real, its been fun.....


Oh good, we didn't interfere with Seton Hall and Rutgers.


Withey????? 25???? He had no points vs MU!!


Statement game. The big 12 title definitely runs thru Lawrence, KS. Muck fizzou.

Brian Powell

gg guys


Rock Chalk


another brown rub in Drew's face..

Kansas 68
Baylor 54

Jesse Newell

KU closes out an impressive road victory.


Baylor, just like Texas, the wheels fall off in February.


Baylor rhymes with failure

Rolland Remmert

They look absolutely gassed

Jaybate in reply to Kent Wells

Had to drive. Couldn't drink. Enjoying this without a buzz.


Bayloy beat Mizzou this Saturday!


Rock Chalk Chant in Waco - awesome.



Kent Wells in reply to Lajayhawk

To Sweet Georgia Brown

Wissoxfan83 in reply to Jaybate

wine still wearing off?

Chihawk11 in reply to Jaybate



Not taking anything from KU....but is Baylor maybe not that great? We beat them there too


Big win. Almost a must win.


Imagine that......


Hudy sighting....


Scott Drew, it's been fun.


Why don't we change Scott Drew's name to Withdrew?

Sgtjb123 in reply to Sgtjb123

and only.....


Releford's first point


Incredible. Withey dominant. four players scored. UP 20! I feel like I'm in an MK-ULTRA mind control experiment testing a happy fantasy. This is great.

Brian Powell in reply to Jaybate

TT was clutch, Withey was money on both ends tonight. Trob another double double, but not up to his potential really?

Sam Constance in reply to Jaybate

ESPN had to clear the way for UNC/Duke to be the solo marquee matchup


Yeah, cause what we want is 3han breaking the zone with his dribble..........................................

Mizzoubest in reply to Melrank

it's way overpriced.....good but to expensive


PJIII does not equal RGIII

Wissoxfan83 in reply to Jaybate

Check your local listings man! I did the same thing the other day, but just the opposite, I was two hours too early. Watch it when ESPN3 posts it for replay. Start about the 6 or 7 minute mark of the 1st half. And enjoy. It was Marquette/UNC final fouresque.

Kent Wells

66-54 Nebraska - hopefully you've bought gas and left that state.

James McGuire in reply to Brian Powell

Maybe coach Self is trying to get them to learn how to finish a game when they're tired. That's all I can think of.


Why can't we finish strong?

Ann Oneill in reply to Ryan_32

He's been a non factor for several games now.


Flemings the steakhouse? Where at?


Releford has been absolutely awful tonight...

Kent Wells in reply to Kent Wells

There was your random post of the night! Thank you and be sure to tip your waitress!


Good grief.

Duane Rice in reply to Jaybate

you just lost your jayhawk card.

James McGuire in reply to Jaybate

As of a few game minutes ago, only four KU players had scored.


That's not a misprint, Jaybate. Withey!

Sam Constance

Baylor has the "immune to fouls +10" card

Brian Powell

well, I guess we're not up 20 any more, but still... work in some fresh legs when you get under 3 minutes up 18 or 16?

Kent Wells in reply to Jaybate

Nadir Tharpe has gone for 34

Mizzoubest in reply to Jaybate

Way overpriced ......

Lajayhawk in reply to Jaybate

Withey had 17 in the first half while TRob only played 7 minutes.

James McGuire in reply to Jaybate



I'm sorry, we need Tharpe in there to help control the ball!

Ann Oneill

Jeebus. This has been one sloppy game.

Kent Wells in reply to Lajayhawk

I was about to offer the same services!


See. This is why we (KU fans) don't feel comfortable with 20 point leads in the 2nd half.


What the hell is going on. I go out to Flemmings for steak thinking the game is not on till now and its nearly over and we're up 20!

Who has had big games offensively?



Brian Powell

why do we still have our starters in with under 2 minutes to go??

01:13 left in Second Half
Kansas 66
Baylor 54

Jesse Newell

KU melting down late with turnovers.


the way the team looed after the 1st 10 minutes, they can go undefeated until the big 12 tourney.

Kent Wells in reply to Kent Wells

I crack myself up...

David Leathers in reply to Mizzoubest

Wait til you come to Allen.. you'll see coming back from a tough loss.

Matt Lacey in reply to Wissoxfan83

Which means Duke NC won't go live on time!!! LOLOLOLOLOL

Mizzoubest in reply to Jayhawker_97

Sure it is

Lajayhawk in reply to Jesse Newell

I can upload some photos if you like.

Wissoxfan83 in reply to Mizzoubest

OK, you've got a little decency in you.

Travis Clementsmith

Maybe Baylor is playing more man this year, but their base is that zone, and when KU picks it apart, it causes Baylor to lose hope, man or zone.

Jayhawker_97 in reply to Mizzoubest

its' not over yet.

Kent Wells in reply to Jesse Newell

You should let Nick do the photos. He's better!


this will b a single digit game - watch the refs..

Wissoxfan83 in reply to Melrank

Syr-GT going to OT!


They still make the Super Bowl MVP say they're going to Disney World?? That still happens??


Congratulations,Kansas. I'm impressed.....KU came back from a tough game and won big. Well done.

Sam Constance

That was just lazy, incompetent officiating. Young was mugged

Jesse Newell in reply to Kent Wells

Sorry. Been working on photos.

Orangedog87 in reply to Jesse Newell



Is Tom mad at Giselle?

Rolland Remmert

Gotta love Self....still working the Zebras with a 20 pt. lead.


No fouls against a KU opponent in the final 3 minutes... is that some new Big 12 rule?

Kent Wells in reply to Lajayhawk

He's still scared!

Ia4jayhawk in reply to Matt Lacey

I was thinking the same thing. I thought the guy was acting like a douche.

Kent Wells in reply to Lajayhawk

I'll say that one more time... If it wasn't for my horse... Lewis Black rocks!

Lajayhawk in reply to Stupidmichael

Still cautiously optimistic?

Sam Constance

What the **** was that?

Jeff Kilgore in reply to Matt Lacey

just figuratively. you want to be able to have the rest of the season

01:51 left in Second Half
Kansas 66
Baylor 50

Jesse Newell

Officials won't keep KU from this win.


As Brad Pitt in Se7en said: Let's Finish It!


Gtown Syr overtime


OK, I'm not scared anymore.

Hesshawk in reply to Matt Lacey




Matt Lacey

If I was KY I'd punch the ref.

Travis Clementsmith

I hate to be the guy who toots his own horn... no, that's not true at all, so I'll say it again: I love Self's ability to dissect a Baylor zone and watch the doubt creep in!


If it wasn't for my horse, I never would have made it through that year in college.


Give em a rest bill.


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