LAWRENCE, Kan.: David McCormack hit the clinching shorter hook shot with 12.8 seconds to go, supplying the Kansas huge guy 17 factors, and the sixth-ranked Jayhawks edged small-handed Oklahoma 63-59 on Saturday.
Ochai Agbaji included 14 factors and Jalen Wilson had 9 factors and 11 rebounds, serving to Kansas (11-2, 4-1 Major 12) steer clear of back again-to-back again losses in Allen Fieldhouse for the very first time since the 1st season underneath Roy Williams in 1988-89.
The Sooners (6-4, 2-3), participating in with no Brady Manek and Jalen Hill simply because of COVID-19 protocols, took a 57-56 direct when Austin Reaves strike a jumper from the no cost-toss line with 2 1/2 minutes to go. But McCormack scored around Oklahoma’s Kur Kuath to give Kansas the guide again, and Wilson’s 3-pointer made it 61-57 with 1:26 to go.
Oklahoma experienced a likelihood when Kuath dunked Alondes Williams’ miss with 37 seconds still left, and coach Lon Kruger elected to perform defense fairly than foul. Kansas worked the shot clock down to a couple of ticks just before McCormack’s clinching shot.
Reaves led the Sooners with 20 details and 9 rebounds. Williams and De’Vion Harmon included 9 points apiece.
Kansas was taking part in at house for the 1st time since Texas sent a 25-issue walloping final 7 days, matching the most lopsided win by an opponent in the 65-calendar year historical past of Allen Fieldhouse. And almost from the get started, there have been indicators the Jayhawks nevertheless missing backup guard Bryce Thompson to a back again harm were in for yet another rough afternoon.
They dedicated a flurry of early turnovers, including 6 by Wilson in the very first fifty percent alone. They struggled all over again from the 3-point line. They ended up even edged on the boards, where by Kansas historically has been tricky to conquer.
If not for an 11- operate by the Jayhawks halfway by means of the very first 50 percent, the Sooners would have liked pretty the halftime cushion. But a lull of their very own allowed Kansas to get again in the activity, and it took Reaves changing Tyon Grant-Foster’s turnover in the final 15 seconds into a layup at the other conclusion to give the Sooners a 33-31 gain.
Even with going 8 1/2 minutes without having a field objective, the Jayhawks were even now tied 49-all with just around 5 minutes remaining.
Garrett and Wilson, both of whom struggled to get pictures to go, began to occur as a result of in crunch time. Garrett’s driving layup gave Kansas a 56-55 direct, and Wilson drained a 3-pointer from the wing to make it 61-57 and present a cushion.
McCormack furnished the infant hook times later on to seal the gain.
Oklahoma announced Manek and Hill would overlook the sport about 45 minutes in advance of tipoff. Elijah Harkless started out in position of Manek, who is the team’s 2nd-top scorer at 13.2 details for every match. Manek and Hill, who is averaging 3.7 factors off the bench, have to undergo one more sequence of assessments right before remaining cleared to return to the workforce.
Oklahoma: Reaves was 7 of 14 from the area but just about all people else struggled to discover their photographs Harkless was 2 of 8 and completed with five factors. The Sooners also bought into foul problems late in the sport.
Kansas committed 16 turnovers that the Sooners turned into 17 points. They also were just 11 of 19 from the foul line. Equally of all those stats typically lead to losses, but the Jayhawks managed to make adequate performs down the extend.
The Sooners return residence to face TCU on Tuesday. The Jayhawks go to Oklahoma Point out the exact same night.
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