Wilson scores 22, No. 8 Kansas beats Oklahoma 71-69 | Sports News


By DAVID SMALE, Associated Press

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Jalen Wilson had 22 points and No. 8 Kansas used a late run to beat Oklahoma 71-69 on Saturday.

The Jayhawks (20-4, 9-2 Big 12) scored 11 straight points in a 15-2 flurry to take the lead in the final minutes.

The Sooners closed at 70-69 before Wilson hit a free throw. The jumper of Jordan Goldwire in the last seconds flew to Oklahoma (14-11, 4-8).

Christian Braun had 18 points for Kansas. Ochai Agbaji and David McCormack each added 11.

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Goldwire had 20 and Tanner Groves 19 for the Sooners. Elijah Harless had 12 points and Jalen Hill had 10.

Neither team got much production from their bench. Oklahoma had only eight points for its reserves while Kansas had only three.

McCormack’s hook from the baseline with 14:23 left in the second half gave the Jayhawks a 46-45 advantage, their first lead since 11-9. Oklahoma again trailed five points, but Zach Clemence hit a 3 with 7:01 left to give Kansas the lead — those were the only points on the KU bench.

Braun’s field goal moments later gave Kansas a three-point lead. Agbaji hit the front one-on-one and Braun hit a layup late in the shot clock, capping an 11-0 run and giving the Jayhawks their biggest lead of the game at 63-57 with 3 :50 left in the game. Oklahoma went almost seven minutes without scoring a point.

Kansas intended to put the ball in the low post early on. McCormack, who touched the ball on each of the team’s first six possessions, responded by scoring seven of the team’s first nine points.

Oklahoma took an eight-point lead and led 34-31 at halftime.

Oklahoma: The Sooners had problems with the size of Kansas. The Sooners were passed 32-26.

Kansas: The Jayhawks maintained their half-game lead over Baylor at the top of the Big 12.

Oklahoma hosts No. 20 Texas on Wednesday night.

Kansas hosts Oklahoma State on Monday night.

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