Final score - Kansas 109, Oklahoma 106.
Buddy Hield led all scorers with 46 points while going 13/23 from the floor, including 8/15 from three and 12/14 from the free throw line.
Hield tied the record for points scored in a single game by a visiting player in Allen Fieldhouse (Mike Wroblewski, 1961-62).
Perry Ellis led all Jayhawks with 27 points, but only went 11/28 from the field. Ellis was 2/3 from behind the arc, however.
Three other Jayhawks scored in double figures: Selden (21), Graham (20), and Mason (15).
Mason had 6 assists but gave away 4 turnovers.
Kansas outrebounded Oklahoma 60-55. Ellis led the way with 13 while Lucas chipped in eight.
As a team, Kansas hit 11/22 (50.0%) from behind the arc. Selden led the way, going 3/7, while Ellis and Greene each hit 2/3.
Oklahoma was 16/33 (48.5) from behind the arc (which includes the desperation shot at the end of the game).
Kansas went 18/23 (78.3%) from the free throw line.
Oklahoma was 18/24 from the line.
Each team was called for 22 personal fouls, although it sure didn't feel like it.
The Sooners blocked 12 shots, 6 by Khadeem Lattin.
Jamari Traylor led KU with 3 blocks, two of which were HUGE.
The Jayhawks only led for 19:47, or 36% of gametime.
Bill Self is now 198-9 in Allen Fieldhouse.
Kansas has won 32 straight in Allen Fieldhouse.
Oklahoma deserves every single #1 vote they got this week.
They probably deserve a few next week as well (assuming they keep winning).
I'm pretty sure KU stuck with the same lineup in all three overtimes and at the end of regulation.
That meant Graham, Mason, Selden, Ellis, and Lucas. No Mickelson. No Greene.
We just didn't go to the bench at all late in the game.
This may have been the two best teams in the country playing it out tonight - apologies to Michigan State with a healthy Valentine.
KU didn't stop Hield much at all (obviously), though I thought Mason did a solid job on him in the second half - even after Mason picked up his fourth foul, which happened with 22 seconds left in regulation.
And yes, two of the fouls against Mason were absolutely and completely BOGUS. Interestingly, both of the bogus foul calls came right before the end of each half.
Can we please put the crazy KU ref 8-on-5 conspiracies to bed? I mean, good grief.
Even though Hield went crazy, Isaiah Cousins was very much held in check, going only 2/14 from the floor.
Woodard and Hield just torched the Jayhawks from behind the arc - Woodard 6/9, Hield 8/15.
It's nice to be 2-0, but now we gotta hit the road in conference.
The Jayhawks will travel to
beautiful Lubbock, TX to face the Red Raiders of Texas Tech on Saturday, January 9. The game is scheduled for an 8 PM tip and will be televised on ESPNU.