Jan 11, 2020 11:18 PM

No. 3 Kansas falls to No. 4 Baylor, 67-55

Posted Jan 11, 2020 11:18 PM
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Image from the game courtesy kuathletics.com

LAWRENCE – In a Big 12 showdown featuring two of the top-five teams in the country, the No. 3/3 Kansas Jayhawks (12-3, 2-1 Big 12) fell to the No. 4/4 Baylor Bears (13-1, 3-0 Big 12), 67-55, inside Allen Fieldhouse on Saturday.

The game marked Baylor’s first win at Allen Fieldhouse in the series' history, while ending KU's 28-game homecourt winning streak, which was the second-longest active in the NCAA.

Kansas was led by a team-high 15 points from Isaiah Moss, who scored on 5-of-12 from the field, marking his 47th career game in double figures. In the first half, Moss connected on a jump shot to mark his 1,000th career point.

Senior center Udoka Azubuike notched a career-high seven blocks, marking the most blocked shots in a game since January 18, 2014, when Joel Embiid blocked eight shots against Oklahoma State.

Baylor was led by five players in double-figures, including a game-high 22 points from Jared Butler. Baylor shot 45 percent (27-of-60) from the field in the game, while scoring 21 points in transition.

MOMENT OF THE GAME

At the 13:15 mark of the first half, Isaiah Moss connected on a jumper to register his 1,000th career point. Moss scored a team-high 15 points, marking registering his fourth double-digit scoring effort of the season.

STAT OF THE GAME

55 – Kansas’ 55 points on Saturday were the fewest in Allen Fieldhouse by the Jayhawks since Feb. 20, 2000, when the Jayhawks scored 53 against Oklahoma. Baylor entered Saturday’s contest allowing an average of 58.4 points per game, which ranked ninth nationally.

UP NEXT

Kansas will hit the road for its second Big 12 road trip of the season, as the Jayhawks travel to Norman, Oklahoma to take on the Oklahoma Sooners on Tuesday at 8 p.m., (CT) on ESPN. Kansas is 148-68 against Oklahoma, including a 52-44 advantage on the road. The Jayhawks are 2-1 on the road so far this season, winning their first Big 12 road game against Iowa State on January 8, 79-53.

--kuathletics.com--

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No. 13 Tiger women wrap up road trip at Roger State Saturday

HAYS -- The 13th-ranked Fort Hays State women's basketball team continues its swing through the Sooner State on Saturday (Jan. 11) when the Tigers take on Rogers State.

First tip is set for 2 p.m. inside the Claremore Expo Center.

This is the first time Tigers have met up with the Hillcats in program history. After facing off with Minnesota Duluth, Harding and Saint Anselm for the first time ever earlier this season, the Tigers have played 130 different schools in their 51-year history. FHSU is 81-49 when facing off with a program for the first time. Head coach Tony Hobson is 16-3 in games against schools FHSU had never previously played.

Fort Hays State (12-2, 3-2 MIAA) heads into the contest riding a six-game winning streak. The Tigers have been very balanced on offense over that stretch, with six different players averaging at least 10 points per game.

The Tigers rank in the top 10 in the country in six statistical categories, including assist/turnover ratio (first, 1.68), fewest turnovers (third, 142), personal fouls per game (sixth, 13.1), scoring margin (fourth, 25.4), turnover margin (third, 10.36) and turnovers per game (first, 10.1).

The Tigers are now 11-5 in the Sooner State under Hobson after Thursday's 77-66 win over Northeastern State (6-2 @ NSU, 3-3 @ UCO, 1-0 @ OPSU, 1-0 @ NWOSU).

Rogers State is looking to shake off a 10-game losing streak, heading into the weekend 2-13 overall, 0-6 in conference play. Both of Rogers State's victories have come at home. The Hillcats rank 14th in the conference in both scoring (61.0 ppg) and scoring defense (76.4 ppg). Opposing teams are shooting 46.6 percent from the floor against RSU, ranking 303rd out of 304 NCAA DII programs. Alicia Brown leads the team with 8.9 points per contest, with Darian Jackson (8.6 ppg) and Vanessa Gajdosova (8.5 ppg) close behind. Gajdosova leads the team and ranks 13th in the MIAA with 2.8 assists per game. Jackson grabs a team-high 5.5 rebounds per contest.

--fhsuathletics.com--