No. 3 Baylor Bears Unbeaten No More, Rocked by Kansas Jayhawks 92-74

Dan Vasta@CI_StatsGuruSenior Writer IIIJanuary 17, 2012

LAWRENCE, KS - JANUARY 04:  Jeff Withey #5, Tyshawn Taylor #10, Thomas Robinson #0 and Travis Rutherford #24 of the Kansas Jayhawks celebrate after scoring during the game against the Kansas State Wildcats on January 4, 2012 at Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, Kansas.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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The seventh-ranked Kansas Jayhawks took care of business at home by thumping an impressive and undefeated Baylor team, 92-74.

Kansas (15-3, 5-0) shot 57 percent from the field, but it was Tyshawn Taylor's performance (best game in his career, perhaps, shooting 10-of-14) that was sensational. Taylor went for 28 points, but it was arguably the best player in the nation who took the spotlight once again.

Thomas Robinson threw down the hammer a few times. He went off for 27 points and 14 rebounds while limiting the trio of Perry Jones III, Quincy Miller and Quincy Acy to a respectable 49 points.

Those three were the only ones who dominated; the guards were held in check all night long. In fact, Baylor only scored 23 points outside of the Bears' big three.

Kansas had huge complements with Jeff Whithey's double-double (10 points and 10 rebounds) as well as 11 points apiece from both Elijah Johnson and Travis Releford.

KU dominated this game in the second half and once led by 20 points.

So was Baylor exposed, or is Kansas just really good?

First off, Phog Allen Fieldhouse is as difficult as it gets (six straight wins vs Top 5 teams) against the elite competition. However, Baylor's guards are known more for their defense as to opposed to their ability to put up double figures every game.  

Bill Self and his squad will likely storm up the polls if they can get by Texas in Austin on Saturday.

Baylor (17-1, 4-1) will likely drop in the polls, but they need to bounce back before they host fifth-ranked and very talented Missouri (home) on Saturday.

We have seen a team like Indiana lose two in a row, so hopefully the same will not happen to the Bears.

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