The No. 20 Baylor Bears rallied in the second half to take down the third-ranked Kentucky Wildcats, 67-62. Point guard Kenny Chery was the hero for Baylor, nailing a clutch jumper that put the game out of reach and finishing with 18 points (a game high) and five assists.
Baylor out-rebounded the 'Cats by a whopping 41-25 margin, led by 14 boards from Rico Gathers off the bench. Cory Jefferson had 13 points and eight rebounds, while Isaiah Austin had 13 and six with five blocks thrown in for good measure.
For Kentucky, Julius Randle had a respectable 16 points and eight rebounds, but no other Wildcat had more than three boards. Andrew Harrison struggled on offense (2-for-9 from the field) while failing to contain Chery on the defensive end.
The Wildcats wasted their best perimeter shooting effort of the season, 8-for-17 from beyond the arc. Baylor, meanwhile, shot just 2-for-11 from deep but hit 24 of their 44 two-point attempts against a disappointing Kentucky defense.