Jan 19, 2021 12:45 PM

No. 2 Baylor tops No. 9 Kansas Monday, Jayhawks lose back-to-back conference games

Posted Jan 19, 2021 12:45 PM

WACO, Texas (AP) — Jared Butler had a season-high 30 points and eight assists as No. 2 Baylor remained undefeated with a 77-69 victory over No. 9 Kansas on Monday night.

The Jayhawks have lost consecutive Big 12 games for the first time since the 2012-13 season, and have also dropped three of their last five games.

Butler made the first of his seven 3-pointers on the first shot of the game, part of an opening 11-2 spurt by the the 13-0 Bears.

Christian Braun led KU with 17 points. Ochai Agbaji scored 16.

Kansas (10-3) played for the first time since a 75-70 loss last Tuesday at Oklahoma State before the Jayhawks’ scheduled game Saturday was postponed because of COVID-19 issues in Iowa State’s program.

Kansas is at Oklahoma Saturday. Tip-off is set for 11 a.m.