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Baylor defeats Kansas, 81-72

  • 6:30 p.m., March 9, 2012
  • Sprint Center, Kansas City, MO

FINAL: Baylor knocks off Kansas, 81-72

Baylor's Brady Heslip hit two critical three-pointers in the final 2:05, helping Baylor hold off Kansas in an 81-72 victory on Friday night in the semifinals of the Big 12 tournament in Kansas City, Mo.

KU trailed by as many as 14 in the second half before using a 23-7 run to take a 58-56 lead with 10:18 left.

The Bears answered with a 25-12 spurt to end the game, which included Heslip's threes that pushed BU's lead from three with 2:03 left to seven.

Tyshawn Taylor led KU with 20 points. Thomas Robinson contributed 15 points and nine rebounds, while Elijah Johnson also added 15 points.

Perry Jones III led Baylor with 18 points and seven rebounds.

KU (27-6) will learn its destination in the NCAA Tournament on Sunday.

Join the post game discussion

Krohnutz

Seriously, they have been waiting for Scott Drew to win a game against a good team all season. Now they have it, and I'm sure ESPN will be all over it.

Mark Hopkins

scott needs to lay off the crack pipe!

Jhawk7782

Worst case..a 2 seed. I wouldn't have believed that at the start of the season.

Lurkerhawk in reply to Rock Chalk

I'm sure they wanted a rematch but they're definitely not shedding any tears.

Jaybate

Well, we just waited to long to make big plays.

My god, Tyshawn made a run of great player, alas, to no avail finally.

Jayhawkinatl in reply to Reber5000

Hard to beat a good team three times in one season.

Tyson Ailshie

Hey all, I think I'm ok with a #2 seed. maybe we'll have a chip on our shoulders. Let's see what happens. I'm out. see everyone next week

Nuleafjhawk in reply to Jaybate

I never pray for a win, but I sure shouted " Good Lord " a lot tonight!

Brian Haase

ROCK CHALK!

Ryan Mullen

Baylor may end up a 2 seed. We could have 3 2 seeds out of our conference.

Wichitaraider in reply to Lurkerhawk

we've been getting beat on the boards lately...better tie up that loose end or another early exit

Lawkan

College kids don't need a week of rest.

Jayhawkinatl

If Mizzou beats UT, they will be hard pressed to beat the Bears for a third time too.

Jaybate in reply to Wissoxfan83

They pray unless it keeps one of them from being interviewed.

Tyson Ailshie in reply to Reber5000

never seem to play good at the Sprint center lately

Zabudda

Baylor was unconscious.

Wissoxfan83 in reply to Darshana Benhur

Yeah, they are a Baptist school that appears to take it fairly seriously.

Lurkerhawk

the 3-point stat i can live with. it happens. but letting the opponent grab 37 rebounds... that's a big no no

Darshana Benhur

This will allow us to regroup and to get our legs energized!

Jhawk7782

Withey needs to man-up, but this was a team loss.

Aircapjay

Man, whatever Baylor's AD is doing down there, our AD needs to go to school on. Baylor's entire program is awesome.

Reber5000

This loss doesn't make sense. we absolutely CRUSH Baylor the first two games, and then lose when it counts. Thanks to our non-tight defense, we just let Heslip drain two three's on us. (Is it just me or does KU only lose when a team hits three's in the last 3-minutes?)

Jayhawkinatl in reply to Matt Lacey

You too!

Krohnutz

The West is pretty weak, probably can go out there and be a #2 seed with North Carolina as the #1. I'm fine with that. And I Missouri cannot make a Final Four this year, assuming they play at Omaha and St. Louis, they need to just shut down their program.

Zabudda in reply to Matt Lacey

Sweet!

Wichitaraider in reply to Nuleafjhawk

haha! priceless!

Darshana Benhur in reply to Wissoxfan83

They prayed? Classy! I'm definitely rooting for them tom if they play against the Devil (AKA:MU)

Jaycon11 in reply to Matt Lacey

drink one for me.

Jayhawkinatl

Guess I want the 'horns to win it all.

Tyson Ailshie in reply to Nuleafjhawk

I'm only laughing at that cuz I've had some wine. LOL

Matt Lacey

Time for Belgian Beer Fest in Indian Harbour Beach, FL.

Rock Chalk, fellows. Enjoy your Friday night.

Tyson Ailshie in reply to Jhawk7782

Guess he has never watched a Duke game??

Zabudda

Texas may be tough.

Wichitaraider

Hogs root

Nuleafjhawk

Well - I'm gonna go kick the dog. Good night fellow Jayhawks. (here Norm, c'mon boy, I won't hurt you.......)

Kusportsnut

Trob got worked on the defensive end tonight.

Jaycon11

not the end of the world. 1 extra day rest, and less a chance a minor injury becomes a major injury. and, hey, it wasn't mizzou tonight who beat us.

Tyson Ailshie

I'd rather watch paint dry

Jhawk7782

Knight, "I've never seen a game when the 3 made the difference'.

Brian Haase in reply to Mike Kendall

i'm with ya, but really whats it matter? the NCAA tourney is what matters

Lurkerhawk in reply to Tweek

only because we're seeded high every year

Mark Hopkins

helip missed the prayer!

Matt Lacey

I'll root for Baylor tomorrow. Better group of kids than either alternative.

Zabudda

This may be the silver lining. No other conf would have had a super draining finale like KU/MU.

Tyson Ailshie in reply to Tweek

not as much as from the twins last year. VCU?

Wissoxfan83

Nice to see Baylor praying on the court!

FINAL
Baylor 81
Kansas 72

Jesse Newell

BU advances to the finals.

Ryan Mullen

If Baylor can play like this they can win the National Championship.

Lawkan

I was just thinking I can't believe these guys dont guard me.

Tweek

dont see this game humbling us. too much arrogance from trob and ty. get ready for a no name loss in the ncaa tourny

Mike Kendall in reply to Brian Haase

I am a Longhorn fan for 2 hours.

Tyson Ailshie

I will trade this game for a loss to VCU

Brian Haase

well now i can get hammered before 5 tomorrow and not have to worry about missing the game

Ryan Mullen

Not a bad loss. Not at all.

Lajayhawk

Well, see you all next week.

Rock Chalk

grr I'm sure Mizzou team and fans are jubilant.

Wichitaraider

never heard Baylor's victory song....quaint

Jhawk7782 in reply to Jaybate

Go Texass!

Jjjjjhok

Actually go Texas! Naw!

Tyson Ailshie in reply to Rockchalkxii

but it is. we lost 6 games this year

Brian Haase in reply to Rockchalkxii

IT'S NOT?!?! IT'S REALLY NOT?!?! haha RCJH

Jksport in reply to Mark Hopkins

that is stupid. Not sure what you mean, but not even close

Zabudda

Not as close as the score.

Cmill1221

How were we in the bonus at 9:15 and not shoot a free throw till 3:30!?!?! Attack the rim!!!! We just sucked it up tonight!

Jjjjjhok

Go Baylor!!! Beat MU!!!!

Pam McCormick in reply to Beator

why don't you take your negativity back to your misuse meth lab?

Hawkfromhays

Piss poor. We lost this game because of effort.

Wissoxfan83 in reply to Mark Hopkins

Not even close

Nwhawkfan

Better to lose to Baylor now than a mid-major in the NCAAs...

Rock Chalk

I'm with you. Mopey Saturday.

Mark Hopkins

This kinda feels like a bucknell ex. loss!

Rockchalkxii

MESSAGE TO ALL KU FANS: THE SKY IS NOT FALLING. I REPEAT, THE SKY IS NOT FALLING.....

Fljhk

I care little about this loss. I hope someone beats MU, but otherwise it is insignificant. It's irrelevant whether we are a #1 or #2 seed. Time to gear up for the NCAA.

Tyson Ailshie

really disappointing

Nuleafjhawk in reply to Rolland Remmert

I hope TEXAS sends them packing!!

Cshjhawk

Hopefully this will humble KU a bit!

Wichitaraider

I'd burn my tickets before selling em to a mizzery fan

Lurkerhawk

perhaps a blessing in disguise. Here's hoping to some rest and a chip on their shoulders will give this team a deep run...

Beator

at least KU made the big 12 tourny

Lajayhawk

Baylor shot 47% from 3

Hawkfromhays in reply to Tweek

yep

Tyson Ailshie

I just don't understand why this team can't shoot the 3

Nuleafjhawk

I'm sorry - I'm a real good winner and a crappy loser. I take nothing positive from this game except that it frees up my Saturday.

Aircapjay

Does it make sense to foul down 9 with 22 seconds left?

Brian Haase in reply to Mike Kendall

Would you?

Orangedog87

Whitey - 3/8 shooting; 5/7 foul shoots; 11 points; 7 rebounds; 1 assist; 2 fouls; 2 nd half - 3 pts, 4 rebounds; 2 fouls shoots ......and I am the troll

Mike Kendall

What's sad is that a lot of KU fans will probably sell their tickets to the Mizzou fans.

Zabudda

2 for 30 from 3.

Mark Hopkins

guess they'll have an extra day to think about this one!

Cshjhawk in reply to Lawkan

That's because Johnson has been on the bench

Rolland Remmert

Hope Baylor sends MU off with a butt kicking as well.

Tyson Ailshie in reply to Lajayhawk

+1000

Tweek

cant wait for another bucknell, bradley, northern iowa, vcu loss in the ncaa tournament

Jjjjjhok

Very rare to score 70 and lose! Almost never happens!

Hawkfromhays in reply to Rockchalkxii

If you think that then you're not watching the same game I am. He was arguably our worst player tonight.

Tyson Ailshie

OK guys. Remember this feeling. You don't want this over the next 3 weeks

Lajayhawk

THE GOOD NEWS IS NO MORE BRENT AND BOBBY!!!

Wichitaraider

Poor depth on bench and spotty shooting was bound to catch up to us. Oh well...not bad for a 'down' year! RCJHGKU

Wissoxfan83 in reply to Rockchalkxii

He's been a negative nanny all night long

Jksport

Props to the Bears. Regroup. Glad to see EJ come alive this tourn

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