Comfortable in its zone defense, Baylor beat No. 8 Kentucky, 64-55, on Saturday, leaving the Wildcats on a two-game losing streak and ending their 55-game home winning streak.
Kentucky had the nation’s longest home streak by 30 games before Saturday. The Wildcats (4-3) shot 30 percent from the field, their worst mark under Coach John Calipari — and 10 percent worse than in Thursday’s 64-50 loss at Notre Dame.
“That’s what happens when you have a bunch of freshmen out there,” Calipari said.
Pierre Jackson scored 17 points, and Isaiah Austin and A. J. Walton each added 11 for the Bears (5-2), who avenged last season’s loss to Kentucky in the N.C.A.A. Tournament’s Round of 8.
“Every game that we are going into, they are looking to try to come at our heads the hardest because of the name across our chests,” said guard Archie Goodwin, who led Kentucky with 17 points but fouled out with 1 minute 44 seconds left. “As a team, we don’t go back at them the same way.”