Guards lift Bay­lor to 1st win at Allen Field­house

Baltimore Sun Sunday - - SCOREBOARD -

With dom­i­nant guard play from Jared But­ler and MaCio Teague, a suf­fo­cat­ing per­for­mance by the Big 12’s best de­fense and plenty of an­swers when­ever Kansas tried to make a sec­ond-half run, fourthrank­ed Bay­lor thumped the No. 3 Jay­hawks 67-55 for their first win in 18 tries on the hal­lowed hard­wood of Allen Field­house in Lawrence, Kan.

“This year, you know, we came in with the ex­pec­ta­tion to win, the ex­pec­ta­tion to do great things,” said But­ler, who fin­ished with 22 points. “And it shows when you ex­pect to win ver­sus just try­ing to sur­vive.”

Teague added 16 points and Fred­die Gillespie had 13 points for the Bears (13-1, 3-0 Big 12), who snapped a whole slew of ig­no­min­ious streaks with their vic­tory. They beat a top-five team on the road for the first time in 22 at­tempts, won their fifth straight against a ranked team for the first time in school his­tory and, per­haps most im­por­tantly, they beat Kansas (12-3, 2-1) in their per­sonal house of hor­rors for the first time since the build­ing opened in 1966.

The loss also ended the Jay­hawks’ 28-game home win­ning streak, the third­longest in the na­tion.

Isa­iah Moss scored 15 points for the Jay­hawks, who lost lead­ing scorer Devon Dot­son to a hip pointer for a long stretch mid­way through the game.

Auburn still per­fect: Samir Doughty had 17 points and No. 5 Auburn shot 53 per­cent in an 82-60 vic­tory over Ge­or­gia.

The Tigers (15-0, 3-0 SEC) surged with a 40-13 run af­ter fall­ing be­hind early to the Bull­dogs (10-5, 0-2), a stretch that ex­tended into the sec­ond half.

Ge­or­gia star fresh­man An­thony Ed­wards strug­gled much of the game but still fin­ished with 18 points, nearly his sea­son av­er­age. He was 6-of-15 shoot­ing and made just 4 of 11 from the free throw line.

Jared But­ler scored 22 points as No. 4 Bay­lor won at No. 3 Kansas on Satur­day.

Mile­stone win: Im­manuel Quick­ley scored the game’s fi­nal five points and fin­ished with 19, Ash­ton Ha­gans had 15 with big 3 late and No. 14 Ken­tucky topped Alabama 76-67 for its 1,000th SEC vic­tory.

The Wild­cats (12-3, 3-0 SEC) led by 15 early in the sec­ond half be­fore a cold stretch al­lowed the Crim­son Tide to climb within 63-60 with just over five min­utes re­main­ing. Quick­ley nailed a 3 from the right cor­ner with 4:33 left be­fore Ha­gans fol­lowed from near the top of the arc at 2:20 for a 69-62 edge.

Also: Filip Petru­sev scored 16 points as No. 1 Gon­zaga rolled to a 87-62 win over Loy­ola Mary­mount. The Bull­dogs (18-1, 4-0) have won 31 straight in West Coast Con­fer­ence play . ... Sad­diq Bey had eight 3-point­ers and a ca­reer-high 33 points to lead No. 16 Vil­lanova (12-3, 3-1 Big East) to an 80-66 win over Ge­orge­town . ... Devonte Green’s 19 points led In­di­ana (13-3, 3-2 Big Ten) over No. 11 Ohio State 66-54. The Buck­eyes (11-5, 1-4) lost their fourth straight.

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