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Kansas Jayhawks Basketball Predictions: Oklahoma State

Can Kansas win the regular season finale?

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It's the final game of the season, one that the early conference slate would have had you believe was a meaningless game between a free-falling Oklahoma State Cowboys team and the conference leading Kansas Jayhawks. Only one of those things is still true, and OSU could use this win to bump their seeding in the NCAA Tournament. Can they defend the home court on Senior Night?

Fizzle406: I’ve had this one pegged as a loss for a while now. KU has the conference completely locked up, we just had an emotional senior night, and this is a road game in a place we struggle to win in. The Hobbit 2.0 will have an emotional senior night of his own and I expect OSU to win as KU doesn’t have much to play for. Oklahoma State 86, Kansas 74

KU Grad 08: Nothing to play for, and I’m guessing Self gives Coleby and Bragg a lot of run (like he did against Texas and TCU, respectively). No one in the country is hotter than OSU, this game is in Stillwater, and it means a lot to them. We had a similar situation two years ago against OU - we had the league won and sat Perry Ellis. Most of us thought we’d get destroyed. We actually ended up losing on a buzzer beater from OU. I think this will be similar - none of us expect to win, and we won’t, but it certainly won’t be a blowout. Okie Light 84, Kansas 82.

Mike: Grad is wrong about one thing - there is one team in the country hotter than Oklahoma State. That team is Kansas. While I have a hard time seeing KU going down there and getting a win, these Jayhawks just win. Bill Self is on the record as saying he won't rest any of his starters. He's playing to win, and so will KU. Kansas 84, Oklahoma State 82

Andy: I just have a hard time seeing a strictly offensive team beating this team, especially since they have shown the ability to harass other teams into careless mistakes in spurts and capitalize to erase big deficits. I think Oklahoma State gets out to a big lead, but Kansas makes another comeback to seal up the overall #1 seed. Kansas 78, Oklahoma State 74.