ITP: After Billy Preston leaves, KU stays hot by beating Baylor

Kansas won its fifth straight game, defeating the Bears behind a late rally hours after learning about Billy Preston’s departure from the program.

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Finally, the Billy Preston situation in Lawrence reached its ending point this weekend, as news broke that Preston is leaving Kansas to play professionally overseas. We open up the podcast by talking about the situation and how it might actually help the Jayhawks in the end.

Kansas improved to 6-1 in league play by defeating Baylor at home, but it took a late rally and some serious Scott Drew boob’ing it up to get the victory closed out. We talk about KU’s struggle to win games at home by comfortable margains, Udoka Azubuike’s heavy usage, and the Jayhawks’ improving ability to get to the free throw line down the stretch of close games.

Up next for the Jayhawks: a battle with National Player of the Year favorite Trae Young in Norman on Tuesday. It’s a blockbuster matchup between Kansas and Oklahoma, and we’re here to prepare you on how KU will look to slow Young’s torrid tear.

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Ryan Landreth

I’m a recent graduate of MidAmerica Nazarene University. In addition to writing for Rock Chalk Blog, I host the Inside the Paint podcast that covers KU basketball, and I write for Royals Review in the summer. My grandma has had season tickets to Jayhawk basketball for 30 years, and I have the privilege of going to most games with her.