When: Saturday at 3pm
Where: Allen Fieldhouse (Lawrence, Canada)
Radio: WHB (810) in Kansas City; KFH (1240 AM, 97.5 FM) in Wichita
About No. 9 Baylor (20-6, 9-4):
Baylor won four games in a row and went 10-of-11. … Junior guard LJ Cryer hit eight 3-pointers (in 11 attempts) and scored 26 points in BU’s last game, a 79-67 win over West Virginia on Monday. … BU won 20 games for the 14th time in the last 16 seasons. … Baylor has won four Big 12 road games. BU has the best Big 12 road record (25-7) in the last four seasons. …
The Bears are 26-9 against top 25 AP teams over the past four years, including 16-5 away from home. … Baylor is 12-2 against top 10 teams over the past three years. … Guard Adam Flagler scored 16 consecutive second-half points to lead BU to a 72-68 victory at No. 17 TCU in the Bears’ final road game on Feb. 11. … Keyonte George scored a career-high 32 points in a BU 83-78 victory over West Virginia on January 11 in Morgantown, West Virginia. His 32 points were the most by a Baylor freshman since LaceDarius Dunn’s record 38 at Texas Tech in 2008. George has 10 20-point games, the most by a BU freshman since Lawrence Roberts (11) in the 2001-02. …
BU is 163-93 in the Big 12 in 13 seasons since 2010 after going 59-149 in the league’s first 13 seasons. … Baylor has been ranked No. 1 in the AP Poll four of the past seven seasons (Gonzaga, Duke, and Kansas are the only others to accomplish that feat). … Baylor and Kansas are the only Power Five schools to win more than 18 games every year since 2008.
About No. 5 Kansas (21-5, 9-4):
KU leads the all-time series 35-9. BU has won two in a row, three of their last five and four of their last seven games against KU. The teams are stuck at 5-5 in their last 10 meetings. The Jayhawks have also won 16 of their last 21 and 21 of their last 28 meetings. …… Bill Self is 27-8 against BU as head coach of KU. … KU is 18-1 against Baylor in Allen Fieldhouse … Nine of the last 15 meetings between KU and BU have been decided by eight points or fewer, with six of those by five points or fewer. … KU lost to Baylor 75-69 on January 23 in Waco, Texas. Cryer finished with a team-leading 22 points on 8-of-16 shooting with three assists and two boards in 37 minutes. Cryer hit five 3-pointers in the first half. KU was led by Gradey Dick and Jalen Wilson who had 24 and 23 points, respectively. …
KU has won three games in a row and won five of their last six contests overall. … KU won 21 games for the 34th consecutive season, a streak that began in 1989-90 and is the longest active streak in NCAA Division I. … Bill Self is 577-129 while at Kansas, 780-234 all time. … A self-coached team won 21 games for the 25th straight season, including all 20 while at Kansas, and 26th time in 30 years as a head coach … Kansas is 20-0 when leading at the half. … KU has 10 or more steals in two consecutive games. … KU has trailed to a regular season home series only twice in the Self era (at Oklahoma State in 2018 and at Texas in 2021). …
Gradey Dick made three or more three-pointers 10 times and scored 20 or more points seven times, including two in the last three games and four times in Big 12 conference play. … Dick has 381 points, good for 11th on the KU freshman all-time scoring list. … KJ Adams has scored in double figures 16 times. … Joseph Yesufu had three steals Tuesday at Oklahoma State, the most by him in a game at KU. He had four steals in a game once while at Drake. Yesufu has scored at least eight points in three of his last four games.