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Baylor Vs. Kansas Final Score: Bears Upset Jayhawks 81-72, Advance To Finals

The Baylor Bears have hit their stride at the right time as they upset the No. 1 seed Kansas Jayhawks 81-72, and now advance to the Big 12 championship game. The win for Baylor avenges two prior loses they had to Kansas this season, and the win also ends Kansas' two-year run as Big 12 conference tournament champions.

Baylor only shot 40 percent from the field, but they were able to make 9-of-19 from three-point range and connect on 24-of-28 free throws. Six Baylor players scored in double figures with Perry Jones III leading the way with 18 points and sophomore Brady Heslip contributed with 12 points which all came on three-point shots.

Kansas did made a comeback in the second half and took a two-point lead after going on a 14-2 run, but Baylor responded by scoring the next seven points to go ahead for good the rest of the way.

With the win Baylor will to take on the winner between the Texas Longhorns and Missouri Tigers in the Big 12 title game.

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