NCAA Men's Basketball

No. 2 Baylor tops No. 9 Kansas, now 13-0

(AP Photo/Jerry Larson)

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 Monday night over No. 9 Kansas, which has lost consecutive Big 12 games for the first time in nearly eight years.

The Bears (13-0, 6-0 Big 12) led throughout in a matchup of this year's preseason league favorite and the team that has won or shared 15 of the last 16 regular-season titles. Butler made the first of his seven 3-pointers on the first shot of the game, part of Baylor's opening 11-2 spurt.

Kansas (10-4, 4-3) 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.


AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Gonzaga14-0
2 Baylor12-0
3 Villanova8-1
4 Iowa12-2
5 Texas11-2
6 Tennessee10-1
7 Michigan11-1
8 Houston11-1
9 Kansas10-3
10 Wisconsin11-3
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RPI Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Missouri8-2
2 Houston11-1
3 Michigan11-1
4 Georgia State8-2
5 Pacific5-1
6 Texas11-2
7 Clemson9-2
7 West Virginia9-4
9 Gonzaga14-0
10 Minnesota11-4
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