The Oklahoma Sooners traveled to Lawrence, Kansas to face the Jayhawks in front of a sold out arena. Hoping for an upset bid over a program that already secured a 13th consecutive conference title, Lon Kruger watched as OU built a 12-point lead in the second half. With ten minutes remaining in regulation, KU’s Frank Mason III began to take over the game. During that stretch, the senior shouldered the load of the responsibility. The effort sprung the Jayhawks on a 31-9 run closing out the night with an 73-63 win.
A Look Inside The Numbers
- Although the Sooners shot 25% from the floor during the first half, they managed to remain dead even with the Jayhawks at 28-28
- In the second half, OU upped their shooting percentage but simply couldn’t match the 60% shooting from Frank Mason III and the gang
- Oklahoma made a living on the offensive glass securing 15 second chance points to Kansas’ mere three
- While most consider the Sooners to be undersized, it doesn’t stop the guards from attacking the rim when given the opportunity as evidenced by the 30 points in the paint
- Kameron McGusty continues to be the building piece receiving the most attention. On the evening, McGusty played 37 minutes. The next closest player in terms of minutes? Darrion Strong-Moore with 28
- OU led for 25 minutes and 13 seconds during the Jayhawks’ senior night