Jayhawks breeze past Baylor, McLemore injured
Lawrence, KS (Sports Network) - Ben McLemore scored 17 points and grabbed eight rebounds before leaving with an injury, and No. 4 Kansas shut down Baylor, 61-44, in a one-sided Big 12 showdown.
McLemore, a talented freshman from St. Louis and Kansas' leading scorer, rolled his ankle late in the blowout and had to be helped to the locker room with the aid of trainers.
At the time of the scare, the Jayhawks (15-1, 3-0 Big 12) were well on their way to their 14th straight win by holding Baylor to 23 percent shooting. Elijah Johnson and Travis Releford chipped in 12 and 10 points, respectively, while Jeff Withey added eight points, six rebounds and three blocks for the victors.
Isaiah Austin paced the Bears (11-5, 3-1) with 15 points, but Pierre Jackson was limited to 10 -- nine below his season average -- on 2-of-12 shooting in the setback.
01/14 23:32:34 ET