Kansas basketball: Biggest moments from the wild 2019-20 season

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No. 3 Kansas takes down No. 1 Baylor on the road, Feb. 22

After Baylor defeated Kansas at Allen Fieldhouse early in the Big 12 Conference play, the Jayhawks needed to steal a game against the Bears on the road. Up to this point, Baylor was undefeated in conference play, while the Jayhawks just had their lone loss to Baylor.

This game had a ridiculous amount of hype. College GameDay was in town, it was a top-three matchup, and the game had major conference ramifications. It was the biggest game of the year for both teams, and it would live up to the hype.

Despite being a 1.5 point underdog, the Jayhawks would go on to win the game 64-61 behind an amazing game from Udoka Azubuike. The senior had 23 points, 19 rebounds, and three blocks. He was a cheat code, and it seemed like he was throwing down a dunk every single time he touched the ball. It was a performance that likely earned Azubuike the Big 12 Player of the Year award.

Despite only winning by three points, Baylor never led by more than five, and they didn’t lead at all in the second half. The reason the game was so close was due to a last-second turnover by Ochai Agbaji that led to a three-pointer for the Bears. While the game was stressful, it was never quite as close as it seemed.

The win would preserve Kansas’ perfect record on the road in conference play, as well as even the two teams’ conference records at 13-1. After losing the conference for the first time in over a decade the year before, the Jayhawks controlled their own destiny with just four games left.