Fresh off its loss at Missouri on Saturday, Kansas played passively in the opening minutes at Baylor. With length, speed and energy, the Bears jumped out to a 19-9 lead early in the first half.
The Jayhawks quickly erased the deficit, riding the interior presence of junior center Jeff Withey to seize an eventual 68-54 victory.
Withey scored a career high 25 points and converted nine of his 11 free throws.
Junior forward Thomas Robinson surrendered five turnovers and wasn’t always at his best, but he still tallied 15 points and 11 rebounds, his 17th double-double of the season.
Baylor sophomore forward Perry Jones III, regarded as Robinson’s greatest challenge going into the game, scored just five