Kansas Edges Sooners in Norman to Sweep Season Series

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Oklahoma's 3rd-ranked men's basketball team started ice cold, and couldn't contain Kansas' Devonte Graham in the final minutes, as the 6th-ranked Jayhawks beat the Sooners 76-72 on Saturday afternoon, February 13,  at the Lloyd Noble Center in Norman.

Graham finished with a career high 27 points, and made six three-pointers, three of those in the final five minutes, all of which either tied the game or gave Kansas the lead.

Graham made the last four baskets of the game for Kansas.

His final three-pointer put the Jayhawks up 73-71 with 2:18 to play.

With 25 seconds left, Buddy Hield was fouled and had two free throws to tie the game.

He made the first free throw, but missed the second, and KU led 73-72.

Graham made two free throws with 19 seconds left to make it 75-72.

OU had a chance to tie, but Isaiah Cousins missed a three-pointer, and Jamari Taylor made one free throw to clinch the four-point win for Kansas.

The Jayhawks sweep the season series and stay tied for first place in the Big 12 with West Virginia at 9-3.

Oklahoma began the game by making 2 of their first 19 shots, and missed all nine of their three-point attempts.

They trailed by as  many as 13 points, but rallied to make the halftime deficit just five, 38-33.

Buddy Hield led Oklahoma with 24 points, but was not the usual player he's been this season, making just 5 of 15 from the field, all of the makes from three-point range.

Cousins kept Oklahoma close in the first half and made several big shots, finishing with 21  points.

Jordan Woodard was the only other Sooner in double figures with 10 points, but made just 3 of 12 from the field.

OU finished the game just 33 percent from the floor and were 10 of 32 beyond the arc.

Oklahoma drops to 20-4 on the season, 8-4 in the Big 12.

The Sooners next will play at Texas Tech on Wednesday, February 17 at 8:00 pm.

 

 

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