Baylor joins exclusive club with wins over UK

By beating Kentucky 67-62 Friday night/Saturday morning, Baylor joined an exclusive club.

Not counting traditional powers Duke, North Carolina, Kansas and Louisville, Baylor became the fourth non-conference opponent to beat UK twice in a two-season span in the last 50 years.

The others are Arizona (1996-97 and 1997-98), Connecticut (twice in 2010-11) and Notre Dame (1988-89 and 1989-90).

Of course, Baylor snapped UK’s 55-game home winning streak last season.

Perhaps that victory and the one in AT&T Stadium led forward Cory Jefferson to bristle at the notion of labeling Baylor’s latest triumph over UK as an upset.

“We’re a great program just like they’re a great program,” he said. “So it wasn’t no mismatches that anybody might think.”