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Bears Look to Avoid a Second Defeat Against Jayhawks

Kevin Young of the Kansas Jayhawks (Flickr Creative Commons)

The No. 7 Kansas Jayhawks will be trying to help themselves in the rankings on Wednesday night when they play on the road against the No. 6 Baylor Bears.
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Kansas has already managed to beat Baylor once this season, winning 92-74 at home over the Bears back on January 16. Tyshawn Taylor was good for 28 points for the Jayhawks in that victory, and Thomas Robinson added 27 points and 14 rebounds in the contest.
Baylor, which had been undefeated heading into that last game against Kansas, got 18 points from Perry Jones III and 17 points from Quincy Miller in that loss. Pierre Jackson picked up 11 points and 11 assists that day.
The Jayhawks had been favored by 7 points on the college basketball betting lines in that matchup and had no trouble covering the posted spread. Overall Kansas is 9-1 straight up but only 5-5 against the spread in the last 10 meetings between the rival schools.
The OVER has paid out for bettors in each of the last three meetings between the teams.
Kansas is coming off a 74-71 road loss to No. 4 Missouri in their last game on Saturday, which has them at 18-5 straight up and 11-10-1 against the spread on the season. Robinson led the way with 25 points and 13 rebounds for the Jayhawks in that defeat.
Baylor is 21-2 straight up (but just 7-8-1 against the spread) this season, and they've won four in a row since dropping back-to-back games to Kansas and Missouri last month. The Bears are coming off a 64-60 win at Oklahoma State in their last game on Saturday.
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