No. 10 Baylor rallies to beat No. 5 Kansas 80-70 in Big 12

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Kansas guard Christian Braun, right, runs the offense as Baylor guard James Akinjo defends during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/Ray Carlin)


WACO, Texas (AP) — Flo Thamba had 18 points, Jeremy Sochan had 17 and 10th-ranked Baylor overcame a big early deficit to beat No. 5 Kansas 80-70. The 24-5 Bears avenged an embarrassing loss from three weeks earlier and kept the Jayhawks from clinching a share of their 20th Big 12 title. Baylor trailed by as many as 13 points before halftime and didn’t take a lead until opening minute of the second half. Ochai Abaji had 27 points for the 23-5 Jayhawks, who had their four-game winning streak snapped. Baylor,the defending national and Big 12 champions, lost 83-59 in Lawrence on Feb. 5.

Ben Scharnberg