In the words of former Hall of Fame Baylor football coach Grant Teaff: “It’s over, baby!”
Sophomore guard Jared Butler hit three 3-pointers and scored a game-high 22 points to lift the fourth-ranked Baylor Bears to their first-ever win at Allen Fieldhouse and first on the road against a top-five team, beating No. 3 Kansas, 67-55.
Teaff’s words followed Baylor football’s first road win over Texas in 38 years. This one was Baylor basketball’s first win in 17 trips to historic Allen Fieldhouse and 18th game in Lawrence.
The Bears (13-1, 3-0) were also 0-24 in road games versus top-five teams before beating Kansas (12-4, 2-1) for just the sixth time overall in program history.
Baylor also snapped Kansas’ 28-game home-court winning streak and held the Jayhawks to their fewest points in a home game since 2006.
The Bears particularly contained the inside-out duo of Udoka Azubuike and Devon Dotson, who scored just 15 points combined after coming in averaging right at 32 points. Bothered by a hip injury that limited him all game, Dotson scored two of his nine points in the second half, while Azubuike was shut out in the first half when Baylor took a 39-26 lead.
Baylor scored 21 points off Kansas’ 14 turnovers and got double-digit points from MaCio Teague (16), Freddie Gillespie (13) and Davion Mitchell (10). Isaiah Moss had 15 points off the bench to lead the Jayhawks, with Marcus Garrett chipping in with 11.