Oubre, Ellis lead No. 8 Kansas past No. 16 Baylor 74-64

Feb 14, 2015 8:37 PM

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - Kelly Oubre scored 18 points, including a clinching 3-pointer in the final minutes, and eighth-ranked Kansas overcame a slow start to beat No. 16 Baylor 74-64 on Saturday.

Junior forward Perry Ellis also had 18 points to join the 1,000-point for his career, and Wayne Selden Jr. finished with 15 points as the Jayhawks (21-4, 10-2 Big 12) dug out of a 13-point first-half hole to remain perfect in 13 matchups with the Bears (18-7, 6-6) in Lawrence.

Kansas was clinging to a 57-55 lead after the Bears' Rico Gathers made two foul shots with about 6 minutes left. But Ellis scored a couple of baskets around a midrange jumper from Landen Lucas, who had nine points off the bench, and the Jayhawks began to pull away.

Oubre's 3 from the top of the key, his fourth of the game, made it 67-59 with 1:59 left.

The win was the Jayhawks' 21st straight at Allen Fieldhouse, and ensures the 10-time champs would have no worse than a two-game lead in the conference race with six games to go.

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