Kansas backs up #1 ranking, beats Oklahoma State

Lawrence, KS – Following Kansas’ big win at Baylor over the weekend, the Jayhawks were tasked with coming back home to face an Oklahoma State team that had won three of four games. One could have expected the Jayhawks to maybe have a tough time, given the team just had an incredible win two days before this one. That was not at all what happened as the Jayhawks took down the visiting Cowboys, winning 83-58. Udoka Azubuike led the Jayhawks with 19 points and 16 rebounds, with 8 of those rebounds coming off of Kansas missed shots, Ochai Agbaji added 15 points of his own, while five total Jayhawks scored in double-figures. Senior guard Cam McGriff had 16 points to lead the Cowboys.

The message after the game was the fact Kansas is an extremely good team that is capable of winning the National Championship. “We’re not a national championship contender. They are,” Oklahoma State Head Coach Mike Boynton said. “The reason they are is not only because they have (Azubuike) but because they have as dynamic a point guard there is in college basketball. And their ancillary pieces all contribute as well. We just played against a really good team.”

The Jayhawks will face off against Kansas State on Saturday in Manhattan in a game that should have plenty of storylines. Oklahoma State begins their final homestand of the season on Saturday playing against Iowa State.

Bracketology Effect: The Jayhawks remain the number one overall seed in the Midwest Region. Oklahoma State remains on the outside looking in for the NCAA Tournament.

Betting Effect: Covered: Kansas -14.5, Over 134.5

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