WACO, Texas – Landen Lucas and Wayne Selden felt the wrath of Kansas coach Bill Self at halftime, when the No. 2-ranked Jayhawks trailed No. 19 Baylor by three.
"I got on them hard at halftime, probably too hard," Self said.
They made up for it down the stretch as Kansas beat the Bears 66-60 on Tuesday night to move a step closer to its 12th consecutive Big 12 title.
Lucas had the tiebreaking layup with just over three minutes left. Selden had four of his six points in the final two minutes, along with two offensive rebounds.
"I was struggling all night, just trying to find a way to impact the game, and it was rebounding," Selden said. "Me and Landen, we had to get to the glass, so I just tried to crash the board, give us extra possessions."
The go-ahead put-back by Lucas came after he rebounded a missed three-pointer by Selden.
Frank Mason III had 19 points and Perry Ellis added 15 for Kansas (24-4, 12-3), which has a two-game lead over No. 14 West Virginia in the Big 12 standings with three league games left.
Al Freeman led Baylor (20-8, 9-6) with 17 points, including four three-pointers.
"I was proud of how we competed and played for about 36 minutes, and then I wish we could do that last 4 minutes over again," Bears coach Scott Drew said.