No. 15 Baylor is 4-0 after Nunn scores 25 factors and Walter 23 in 99-61 win over Kansas City

WACO, Texas — Jayden Nunn scored 25 factors and true freshman Ja’Kobe Walter had 23, with each making 4 3-pointers as Fifteenth-ranked Baylor overwhelmed Kansas City 99-61 late Tuesday evening.

Nunn, the junior switch guard from VCU, scored 14 factors in a row throughout a 5 1/2-minute stretch of the primary half, which Walter ended by scoring the final seven factors for Baylor. The Bears (4-0) by no means trailed, led by 18 on the break and the ultimate margin was the most important when enjoying their fourth sport in eight days to open the season.

“Learned about our toughness and how we face adversity,” Nunn stated. “We didn’t complain, we just came out and played.”

RayJ Dennis, one other switch, had 11 factors and eight assists for Baylor.

Anderson Kopp had 15 factors for Kansas City (2-1) and Jamar Brown had 11.

The Bears went forward to remain when Jalen Bridges, who completed with 12 factors, hit a 3-pointer solely 67 seconds into the sport for a 5-2 lead.

PHOTOS: No. 15 Baylor is 4-0 after Nunn scores 25 factors and Walter 23 in 99-61 win over Kansas City

That was their first shot from lengthy vary solely two days after lacking all 9 tried 3s in opposition to Gardner-Webb to finish a streak of 1,032 consecutive video games since 1990 making at the least one. The Bears made 13 of 23 (56.5%) in opposition to Kansas City.

Nunn was 8-of-9 capturing total, 4-of-5 on 3-pointers, in his 27 minutes. In his private run earlier than halftime, he had back-to-back three-point performs, then made a pair of 3-pointers earlier than two free throws for a 28-20 lead with 7:39 left within the first half.

“For real? I didn’t know that, 14 in a row is crazy,” Nunn stated when requested about that stretch.

“He did a great job letting the game come to him, because I don’t think any of those shots were bad shots during that time,” coach Scott Drew stated. “He did a great job of staying in the game.”


The Bears performed a “Late Night at the Ferrell” sport, beginning 9 p.m. native time, following the No. 21 Baylor girls’s 84-77 victory over fourth-ranked Utah. The males have solely 4 extra video games within the enviornment earlier than transferring into the brand new Foster Pavilion on Jan. 2, and the ladies have 5.


The Bears 3s included two four-point performs by Walter within the second half.


The Bears get a little bit of a break after 4 fast video games. After a strong win over SEC group Auburn within the opener, Baylor did what it’s alleged to do in non-conference house video games, successful three in a row by at the least 15 factors. … UMKC, which performs within the Summit League, is 0-26 when enjoying Top 25 opponents. The Roos’ closest sport in opposition to a ranked group was a 52-44 loss to No. 25 Kansas State on Dec. 29, 2012.


Kansas City performs at Colorado State on Friday evening.

Baylor performs Oregon State within the the NIT Season Tip-off in Brooklyn on Nov. 22, the evening earlier than Thanksgiving. The Bears will tackle Pittsburgh or Florida the day after the vacation.

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