Jayhawks trounce Wildcats 83-67, advance to Big 12 title game

Jessica Allison
March 12, 2018

Though the eighth seed in the league tourney with an 18-13 overall record and an 8-10 conference mark, OSU was the first Big 12 team to sweep its two regular season games from Kansas in Bill Self's 15 seasons as head coach of the Jayhawks.

"Russell was an average ball handler", Self began. Defensively, Kansas yields 71.2 points per game against the opposing teams.

"I guess we have about 18 hours", Boynton said, "to refresh our bodies and minds". "We don't have enough of that".

K-State (22-10) now advances to the semifinals for the second consecutive season where the Wildcats will face top-ranked Kansas (25-7) at 6 p.m., CT on Friday evening at the Sprint Center.

(AP Photo/Orlin Wagner). Oklahoma guard Trae Young (11) goes to the floor for a loose ball with Oklahoma State guard Jeffrey Carroll, right, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in first round of the Big 12 men's tournament in Kansa.

Kansas guard Devonte' Graham (4) drives around Kansas State forward Makol Mawien (14) during the.

"Marcus is a competitive dude", Self said after the victory. "I don't think it's even a question of whether we deserve to play in the NCAA Tournament".

According to Garrett's teammates, the momentum that came from that sequence was the difference in the game. He was 3 of 4 from 3-point range during the run that gave the Frogs a 49-44 lead with 10:46 remaining. "That let us calm down". Expect this game to be extremely competitive as a result.

Self had an idea: probably a lot like the way it had been played up until that point.

In Big 12 games only, OU was 7-2 at home, including wins over Big 12 champion Kansas, Texas Tech, Kansas State and TCU.

As much as we fixate locally on the meaning of basketball between these teams, and particularly on KU's dominance, this is all about next week - both in Wade not playing and in what the K-State takeaway from this game should be.

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Young finally got on track for the Sooners, burying back-to-back 3-pointers when the Cowboys' defense lapsed. "We just had to step up and play hard".

"I mean, we know that basketball is a game of runs".

It's not as if the ninth-ranked Jayhawks (26-7) were bad. TCU's Desmond Bane force overtime with a game-typing three-pointer at the end of regulation, however, Kansas State was outstanding defensively in overtime and took the lead for good on a Barry Brown lay-up with just:11 seconds left.

During their last five games, the Jayhawks have scored an average of 80.8 points per game (0.7 below their season average) and allowed an average of 73.2 points per game (2.1 above their season average).

Brown returned to the bench after being treated in the locker room, but did not return to the game.

The Kansas State Wildcats will take on the Kansas Jayhawks in the Big 12 Conference semifinal round on Friday, start time at 7:00 PM ET, at Scottrade Center, St Louis, MO.

The victor of the K-State and KU matchup will advance to the finals on Saturday.

"We're happy we won".

But how did we get to this point?

"If people can get over the fact they thought we wouldn't be any good in October, with all that was going on in our program, and just open their eyes and watch what we've done, and the team that played the last two days and the last couple weeks". Everyone knows Roach is one of the most athletic guards in the country, he went viral early in his career for being able to touch the top of the backboard along with some monster posterizations, but he has become a more all-around player since then.

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