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Big 12 Basketball Tournament: Kansas Takes On Baylor In Semifinal

Twice the Jayhawks have squared off against the Baylor Bears and twice Kansas has emerged with a fairly easy win. How will round three between these two teams play out? Based on the way both teams played on Thursday it looks like it could be a good one.

Baylor was led by Perry Jones III who has struggled in big games throughout the year, but came up huge on Thursday with 31 points and 11 rebounds. For Kansas it was a superior shooting night including a 66% three point shooting night that led Kansas to an easy win over Texas A&M.

Bill Self and Kansas understand that they played well, but they are also well aware that Baylor handled their business in impressive fashion.

I anticipate getting their best shot tomorrow. Because they're really -- they're so talented, it's a joke. And Pierre is as good as any guard around. So it will be an interesting next 24 hours trying to get ready.

- Bill Self

So who shows up tomorrow? Playing a team for the third time is never easy. Beating a team for the third time is even harder. Kansas will have to pass that test if they want a shot at the Big 12 tournament championship on Saturday.