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Kansas Falls to Baylor to Share Big 12 Title; Gonzaga, Duke Win

March 10, 2013

Fourth-ranked University of Kansas had its worst loss in seven years as it fell 81-58 to Baylor University, forcing the Jayhawks to share the Big 12 regular- season title in men’s college basketball.

In other games involving top five schools, it was No. 1 Gonzaga 66, Loyola Marymount 48; No. 3 Duke 69, North Carolina 53; and No. 5 Georgetown 61, Syracuse 39.

At Ferrell Center in Waco, Texas, Pierre Jackson had 28 points and Cory Jefferson scored 25 points for Baylor (18-13, 9- 9 Big 12).

Ben McLemore scored 23 points to lead the Jayhawks (26-5, 14-4 Big 12) who share the conference title with Kansas State, which lost 76-70 to No. 13 Oklahoma State yesterday. Kansas will still be the No. 1 seed for next week’s conference tournament in Kansas City.

To contact the reporter on this story: Nancy Kercheval in Washington at nkercheval@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Michael Sillup at msillup@bloomberg.net


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