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Remy Martin returns in KU basketball's win over Oklahoma
Remy Martin made his return to the floor in a Kansas uniform on Tuesday night following a nine-day layoff, which stemmed from a knee injury he suffered in late December. Martin scored two points and played 15 minutes off the bench in his return, helping KU to a 67-64 road win against Oklahoma.

Christian Braun's made 3 pushes KU to win over OU, keeps a 15-year conference streak alive
Down the stretch of KU basketball’s narrow 67-64 win over Oklahoma, KU needed a strong final push to get back into the game. The Jayhawks trailed the Sooners by four points when the two teams left their respective huddles at the under-four media timeout. At the time, KU hadn’t led since the 12:47-mark of the second half when Oklahoma’s Umoja Gibson made a 3 to give the Sooners a 47-46 lead.

Everything Bill Self said after KU basketball's road win over Oklahoma
With the win, KU improved to 14-2, (4-1 Big 12) on the season. As a team, KU shot 47 percent from the field and held Oklahoma to 43 percent shooting from the field. KU out-rebounded Oklahoma 32-31. In terms of individual performers, Jalen Wilson led KU with 16 points and eight rebounds. Agbaji finished with 10 points and Braun finished with 15 points. Remy Martin made his return following a two-game absence.

Kansas basketball outlasts Oklahoma for big road win media reaction
For much of Kansas' game against Oklahoma, Jayhawk co-stars Ochai Agbaji and Christian Braun were largely held in check. The two had 10 combined points — all from Braun — through the first 34-plus minutes as Kansas found itself in trouble in Norman. Then both players turned on the gas to get Kansas across the finish line with a 67-64 road victory.

Bits o Chalk

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Everything Bill Self said after KU basketball's road win over Oklahoma
With the win, KU improved to 14-2, (4-1 Big 12) on the season. As a team, KU shot 47 percent from the field and held Oklahoma to 43 percent shooting from the field. KU out-rebounded Oklahoma 32-31. In terms of individual performers, Jalen Wilson led KU with 16 points and eight rebounds. Agbaji finished with 10 points and Braun finished with 15 points. Remy Martin made his return following a two-game absence.

Eraser Dust

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