Well that was disappointing, mostly because Kansas started off in control of the game. The Jayhawks led 7-6 five minutes in, 16-13 ten minutes in, 30-22 fifteen minutes in, and 41-30 at halftime.
And then the train came off the track.
In a span of two minutes after halftime, OSU closed to 42-38. The Cowboys would tie it up at 44, then the teams would go back and forth for several minutes before the Cowboys finally took the lead for good at 51-49 with 11:23 remaining. OSU would build a seven point lead but the Jayhawks wouldn't quite go away. However, Kansas only scored one point in the final 3:58, and Oklahoma State would storm the court for the second consecutive year against the Jayhawks.
Wayne Selden led Kansas with 15 points on 4/6 shooting, with all four makes from behind the three-point arc. Brannen Greene, Perry Ellis, and Frank Mason all contributed 10 points each, the only other Jayhawks in double figures. OSU's Le'Bryan Nash led all scorers with 18 points on 5/14 shooting, including 8/9 from the free throw line.
Kansas somehow outrebounded the Cowboys by a 35-34 margin. Perry Ellis led the way with 10 boards while Jamari Traylor and Brannen Greene each added six apiece.
As a team, Kansas shot 10/20 (50%) from 3-pt range while holding Oklahoma State to 3/18 (19%). The Jayhawks hit a miserable 10/19 (52%) free throws to the Cowboys 20/26 (77%).
Up next for the Jayhawks is a roadtrip to Lubbock, TX, and the Red Raiders of Texas Tech. The game is Tuesday, Feb. 10, at 8 PM Jayhawk time.