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Kansas loses huge game to Kansas State

With a lot on the line, the Jayhawks couldn't get it done against a struggling Kansas State squad

Scott Sewell-USA TODAY Sports

It was ugly from the very beginning. Kansas was never able to get more than a few possessions of separation, and seemed to get progressively worse as the game went on. It was back-and-forth for much of the first half, and Landen Lucas committed a bad foul with just a few seconds left before halftime, which allowed K-State to take a one point lead into the locker room.

The second half, save for a small surge in the middle, was a comedy of sloppy play, terrible offensive execution, and defensive breakdowns, as Kansas couldn't hold off the Wildcats, and have given away their cushion at the top of the conference.

Kansas would end up hitting just 2 of their 14 threes, and shot just 39% from the field. Meanwhile, the Wildcats shot 47%, and were 16 of 19 from the free throw line.

Kansas now hosts Texas and West Virginia before traveling to Norman to end the season. They may very well need to win all three just to claim a share of the conference title.