Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Kansas Puts Major Hurt on Baylor

If you were Baylor last night, facing Kansas at Allen Fieldhouse had to present some worry. The Bears were 17-0 and ranked No. 3 in the country. They were ripe for picking.

Kansas didn’t just beat Baylor; the Jayhawks destroyed their visitors by 18 points. Welcome to Kansas and Allen Fieldhouse.

You knew Baylor would lose sometime. You figured the Bears were going to give Kansas a good game. But the Jayhawks did what they wanted to when they wanted to do it. The scene was very familiar to other visiting teams. Kansas has now won 85 of 86 games at home.

Baylor actually led the game by five points in the first half. But it seemed all night the Bears were in deep trouble desperately trying to come back.

It’s no disgrace to lose to mighty Kansas at home. Baylor needs to flush this game and get ready for Saturday when top-10 Missouri comes to Waco.

There is plenty of Big 12 Conference basketball left. You figure Baylor and Missouri still have shots to challenge Kansas for the title.

But if Kansas keeps playing the way it did Monday night, nobody will challenge the Jayhawks for nothing.

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