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Kansas 90, Oklahoma State 66

Kansas 90, Oklahoma State 66

BY CLIFF BRUNT
ASSOCIATED PRESS

STILLWATER, Okla. - Hunter Dickinson had 21 points and seven rebounds, and No. 3 Kansas rolled past Oklahoma State 90-66.

Kevin McCullar Jr. scored 18 points, KJ Adams Jr. scored 16 for the Jayhawks. Johnny Furphy matched a season high by scoring all 15 of his points in the first half.

In front of a crowd that was maybe half full and included a significant number of Kansas fans, the Jayhawks (15-2, 3-1 Big 12) shot 62% and never trailed.

Bryce Thompson led Oklahoma State with 20 points. The former Kansas guard surpassed 1,000 career points after entering the night with 986.

Javon Small, Oklahoma State’s season leader with nearly 15 points per game, finished with two on 1-for-10 shooting as the Cowboys (8-9, 0-4) dropped their fourth straight.

Oklahoma State was winless in the conference, but they had taken then-No. 18 Baylor to overtime in their last home game on Jan. 6. And the Cowboys had registered home wins against the Jayhawks in 2018 and 2021 under coach Mike Boynton.

Kansas took control of this one early, shooting a blistering 67.7% from the field in the first half to take a 48-33 lead at the break. Late in the first half, Nicolas Timberlake dunked on Thompson to give Kansas a 46-27 edge. Thompson hit a 3-pointer as time expired in the first half to cut Kansas’ lead to 15 at the break.

Kansas’ largest lead was 28 points in the second half.

BIG PICTURE

Kansas: The Jayhawks followed their school-record low two-turnover performance against Oklahoma by producing 21 assists to 11 turnovers against the Cowboys.

Oklahoma State: The Cowboys scored just 42 points on 32% shooting in a loss at Iowa State on Saturday, then shot 40% against Kansas.

Kansas athletics press release

January 16, 2024





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