Baylor vs. Kentucky: Live Score, Reaction and Analysis

Scott PolacekFeatured ColumnistDecember 1, 2012

LEXINGTON, KY - NOVEMBER 16:  Nerlens Noel #3 of the Kentucky Wildcats watches the action during the game against Lafayette Leopards at Rupp Arena on November 16, 2012 in Lexington, Kentucky.  Kentucky won 101-49.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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The Baylor Bears, fresh off a stunning loss to the College of Charleston, came into Rupp Arena this afternoon and did the impossible—beat John Calipari at home.

This afternoon’s 64-55 loss was Calipari’s first as the head coach of Kentucky at Rupp. It also snapped the Wildcats’ 55 game winning streak at home.

There are obvious concerns for a Kentucky team that won the national championship last season but already has three losses. First and foremost has to be the turnovers. Calipari’s squad gave the ball up 16 times.

As for Baylor, Pierre Jackson was critical and scored 17, but his leadership down the stretch went beyond the box score.

It wasn’t a particularly pretty game (the two teams combined for 35 turnovers), but it was a crucial win for a Baylor squad that hopes to challenge Kansas in the Big 12 this season.