Those afraid that Kansas might suffer a letdown after Saturday's huge win over Oklahoma were provided some scary movements early in KU's Big Monday matchup with Oklahoma State. The Cowboys took an 8-0 early lead, made their first four three point attempts, and generally kept the Jayhawks at arm's length for much of the first half. However, the Kansas that knocked off Oklahoma in Norman just two days ago slowly started to assert itself, ending the first half on a 24-6 run and entering the locker room with a 47-34 after Brannen Greene hit a three with time running out.
As the second half got underway, it was off to the races for Kansas. No single player really took over, as six different Jayhawks (all the starters plus Greene) ended up in double figures, though Landen Lucas was able to grab ten rebounds, his third double-digit performance on the boards in as many games.
Kansas stifled Oklahoma State throughout the second half, while getting whatever they wanted, outscoring the Cowboys 47-33. Kansas finished 11-20 from three point range, and had a 47-30 advantage on the boards on their way to a dominating 94-67 win. They'll need to stay focused, however, as they face Kansas State on Saturday in Manhattan, in front of a crowd likely to resemble those faced by Russell Crowe in Gladiator.