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Kansas vs. Baylor score, takeaways: No. 4 Jayhawks continue dominance at home over No. 13 Bears


No. 4 Kansas survived a scare by knocking off No. 13 Baylor 64-61 at Allen Fieldhouse on Saturday. Baylor star freshman Ja’Kobe Walter missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer at the top of the key that would’ve sent the game to overtime.

Kansas (19-5, 7-4 Big 12) picked up its sixth Quad 1 win and they did so without star guard Kevin McCullar Jr., who missed his second game of the season because of a nagging knee injury. Kansas guard Dajuan Harris Jr. appeared to roll his ankle in the second half but returned for the final three minutes of game action to help his team jump Baylor for third place in the Big 12 standings.

The Jayhawks have won six of its last nine games after suffering a road loss to UCF in the second conference game of the season. Four of five Kansas starters finished the game in double-figures, which included star big man Hunter Dickinson scoring a team-high 15 points.

Baylor (17-6, 6-4) saw its three-game conference win streak snapped with the loss. The Bears came into the weekend with consecutive wins over UCF, Iowa State and Texas Tech to inch closer to the top of the conference standings after a three-game losing streak to end the month of January.

Baylor freshman Yves Missi scored a game-high 21 points, while Walter added 17. The Bears didn’t record a field goal in the final 4:32, while Kansas ended the game 1 of 10 from the floor.

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