74 - 92 Final
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Kansas hands Baylor first loss

Jan 17, 2012 - 7:16 AM Lawrence, KS (Sports Network) - Tyshawn Taylor had 28 points and six assists as No. 7 Kansas downed previously unbeaten No. 3 Baylor, 92-74, in Big 12 action.

"We played terrific," said Kansas coach Bill Self. "That's the best game we've played all year."

Thomas Robinson had 27 points and 14 rebounds, Elijah Johnson and Travis Releford both added 11 points while Jeff Withey had 10 points and 10 boards for the Jayhawks (15-3, 5-0 Big 12), who have won eight straight.

Kansas has taken 17 of the 19 games all-time against Baylor.

Perry Jones III totaled 18 points and Quincy Miller added 17 for the Bears (17-1, 4-1), who set a school record for best start to the season.

No. 1 Syracuse and No. 12 Murray State remain the only unbeaten schools in Division I men's basketball.

"Early on we didn't have some success in the paint and got away from it. I really credit their defense and from there we couldn't stop them on the offensive end," said Baylor coach Scott Drew. "All year long we've defended and rebounded much better. We're looking forward to watching tape and getting better."

Kansas led early, but a 9-0 run capped by a Jones jumper with nine minutes to play in the first half gave the Bears their first lead of the game at 18-17.

Quincy Acy's jumper gave Baylor a 27-22 advantage with six minutes to play, but Kansas took over from there.

Robinson put in a layup to key a 17-2 run to close out the half. Taylor buried a three in the final moments to give Kansas a 39-29 lead at the break, scoring 11 points during the surge.

A Brady Heslip three-pointer early in the second half cut Baylor's deficit to 43-37, but Robinson answered with a three-point play and Taylor followed with a layup.

Kansas got the next five points to again make it a double-digit game and a 7-0 run gave the team some more room as Robinson's slam with 13 minutes left made it a 59-42 game.

Consecutive slams from Acy got the Bears back to within 11, 63-52, with 10 1/2 minutes left, but Releford followed with a jumper and free throw and Taylor hit a layup and three-pointer to essentially put the game away.

Baylor never got closer than 14 points the rest of the way.

"The great thing is, you play everyone twice," said Drew, "so you have a chance to play better the next time."

Game Notes

Kansas plays at Texas on Saturday...Baylor hosts Missouri on Saturday...Kansas shot 57.4 percent in the game and grabbed 39 rebounds, while Baylor only hit 46 percent of its shots and pulled down 24 boards...Acy finished the game with 14 points.