Baylor (17-13) Takes On No. 4 Kansas (26-4)

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1ST2ND TOTAL SPREAD
  #4 Kansas 28 30 58 -4.0
  Baylor 37 44 81 +4.0
Sat, Mar 09 2013, 05:00 PM CST

Ferrell Center
Waco, TX
Attendance: 9,695
TV: ESPN

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Baylor welcomes No. 4 Kansas to Ferrell Center on Saturday. It gets started at 6 p.m. EST and you can see it on ESPN. The Bears fell to the Jayhawks 61-44 on Jan. 14 and are 2-6 against them over the last four years.

Baylor is in sixth place in the Big 12, Kansas is in first place.

The Bears fell 79-70 to Texas on Mar. 4. Pierre Jackson finished with 22 points and eight assists in the loss. He leads the team in points with 19.1 per game and assists with 6.4 per game. In a 79-42 blowout of Texas Tech on Mar. 4, Jeff Withey put up 22 points and nine rebounds for the Jayhawks. He leads the team in rebounds with 8.6 per game and blocks with 4.0 per game. When considering the Four Factors, Kansas performs well in effective field goal percentage at 52.9. This ranks second in the conference and 37th in the country.

StatSmack! Baylor is better than Kansas
  • Brady Heslip is ranked 3rd in the Big 12 in three-pointers.
  • The Baylor scoring leader (Pierre Jackson, 555 points) has more points than the Kansas scoring leader (Ben McLemore, 494 points).
  • The Baylor three-point leader (Pierre Jackson, 73 three-pointers) has more three-pointers than the Kansas three-point leader (Ben McLemore, 57 three-pointers).
  • The Baylor steals leader (A.J. Walton, 52 steals) has more steals than the Kansas steals leader (Travis Releford, 36 steals).
KU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A Ben McLemore 32 17 5 2 1 1 2
A Jeff Withey 30 14 9 1 1 4 2
B+ Travis Releford 33 12 4 3 1 0 2
B Kevin Young 23 8 7 1 1 1 1
B Elijah Johnson 31 9 3 5 1 0 3
C Naadir Tharpe 19 5 1 3 1 0 1
C Perry Ellis 13 5 4 0 0 0 1
C Jamari Traylor 11 2 2 0 1 1 1
C- A. White III 6 2 1 0 0 0 1
C- Evan Manning 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
D+ Niko Roberts 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
D+ Tyler Self 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
D+ Rio Adams 4 1 0 0 0 0 0
D Justin Wesley 4 0 1 0 0 0 0
BAY Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A Pierre Jackson 0 19 4 6 2 0 4
A- Isaiah Austin 31 14 9 1 0 2 2
B+ Cory Jefferson 27 12 8 0 1 2 1
B- A.J. Walton 28 7 4 4 2 0 2
C+ Brady Heslip 26 9 1 1 1 0 0
C Rico Gathers 17 6 6 0 1 0 1
C- Gary Franklin 17 4 1 1 1 0 1
D+ Taurean Prince 7 4 2 0 0 0 0
D+ Deuce Bello 11 2 1 1 1 0 1
D L.J. Rose 8 1 1 1 0 0 1
D Jacob Neubert 2 1 1 0 0 0 0
D J`mison Morgan 8 4 3 0 0 0 0
D Logan Lowery 3 1 1 0 0 0 0

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Big 12 Standings

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1 Kansas 25-10 14-4
2 Oklahoma 23-10 12-6
3 Iowa State 28-8 11-7
3 Texas 24-11 11-7
5 Kansas State 20-13 10-8
 6Baylor 26-12 9-9
6 West Virginia 17-16 9-9
8 Oklahoma State 21-13 8-10
9 Texas Tech 14-18 6-12
10 TCU 9-22 0-18
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