Two Big Runs Lead Kansas Past OSU in Lawrence
The second-ranked Kansas Jayhawks used two late half runs to blow the game open and beat Oklahoma State 94-67 on Monday night, February 15, at Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, Kansas.
Kansas went on a 23-5 run late in the first half to build a 13-point halftime lead at 47-34.
Then after OSU cut the KU lead to six in the second half, the Jayhawks responded with a 21-5 run to clinch the win.
OSU was playing without the injured Jawun Evans, still out with a shoulder injury and now likely out for the season.
Jeff Newberry led the Cowboys with 19 points, while Jeffrey Carroll had 13 points and made three 3-pointers.
Tavarius Shine had 11 points off the bench.
OSU started the game on a 8-0 run and led most of the first half until Kansas’ late run to take the lead to the lockerroom.
OSU shot 41 percent from the field and were outrebounded by 18, 45-27.
Kansas had all five starters score in double figures, led by Wayne Selden’s 18 points.
Brannen Greene joined them in double figures off the bench with 11 points.
The Cowboys fall to 12-14 overall, 3-10 in the Big 12.
Kansas improved to 22-4 overall, 10-3 in the conference, and take a half game lead over West Virginia for first place.
OSU next will play Texas Tech at home on Saturday, February 20, at 8:30 pm.