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Ben McLemore scored 17 points before leaving in the final minutes with a right ankle injury, and fourth-ranked Kansas rolled to a 61-44 victory over Baylor on Monday night.
McLemore hit a 3-pointer and then scored an alley-oop dunk off a feed from Elijah Johnson to make it 61-42 with 2:44 remaining. The Jayhawks were back on offense when the freshman appeared to turn his ankle, lying on the court for several minutes while a trainer examined it.
McLemore eventually stood up and was helped to the Kansas locker room.
The injury was just about the only thing that didn't go right for Kansas (15-1, 3-0 Big 12), which won its 14th straight game to match the fourth-longest streak in the Bill Self era.
Johnson added 12 points and Travis Releford had 10, while the Jayhawks' defense held the Bears (11-5, 3-1) to 23.2 percent shooting and just 9 of 42 from inside the 3-point arc.
Freshman center Isaiah Austin had 15 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Bears, who still have never won...
BEST OF MAXIM
IRVING, Texas -- Kansas redshirt freshman guard Ben McLemore has been named the Phillips 66 Big 12 Mens Basketball Player of the Week for games the week of January 7-13 in a vote by a media panel which covers the conference, the league announced Monday.
McLemore averaged 21.5 points and 3.5 rebounds as Kansas won its first two games in Big 12 play with a 97-89 overtime win over...
As the clock ticked under three minutes and the final media timeout approached, all seemed well for the Kansas Jayhawks. High flying guard Ben McLemore had just flushed a dunk off of an Elijah Johnson lob. Soon, he’d be leaving to an ovation and his night’s work would be done. But, with one cut and roll of the ankle, all had changed.
You had to expect Kansas guard Ben McLemore was going to be recognized after a superb week.
They can kill you slowly. Or quickly. Your choice. Hey, they're nice like that. Bill Self is nothing if not polite.
They can pound you like bread dough. They can chop you with little Ginsu knifes, the kind that never get dull or break.
They can go big. They can go small. They can cha-cha. They can waltz. Pick the record, Kansas will find a way to dance to it. That, and bash...
The accoloades are pouring in for Kansas redshirt freshman guard Ben McLemore.
The Bears travel north to face the nationally ranked Kansas Jayhawks looking for a marquee win on the season. What will they need to do to leave Lawrence with a win?