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Jayhawk report Jayhawk report (Feb. 2)

  • Published Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at 9:26 p.m.

Saturday’s box score

Oklahoma St. 85,

No. 2 Kansas 80

OKLA. ST.MinFG-AFT-AOR-TRAPFPT
Nash242-73-40-1257
Cobbins354-80-12-8158
Jurick151-20-03-8042
Brown389-173-50-24328
Smart388-179-118-93225
Gardner60-00-01-3000
Forte333-134-40-12011
Sager30-00-00-0010
Murphy82-30-03-5114
Totals20029-6719-2519-40132185

Percentages: FG .433, FT .760. 3-Point Goals: 8-24, .333 (Brown 7-10, Forte 1-8, Nash 0-1, Smart 0-5). Team Rebounds: 3. Blocked Shots: 6 (Cobbins 4, Brown 2). Turnovers: 13 (Smart 5, Cobbins 3, Jurick 2, Nash 2, Brown). Steals: 9 (Smart 5, Cobbins 2, Forte, Brown). Technical Fouls: None.

KANSASMinFG-AFT-AOR-TRAPFPT
Young243-56-82-70412
Withey304-83-32-81411
Johnson343-141-22-4628
McLemore339-172-22-51423
Releford382-52-22-3348
Tharpe193-70-00-0448
White III11-13-40-0006
Traylor80-10-03-5010
Ellis130-34-64-6014
Totals20025-6121-2718-41152480

Percentages: FG .410, FT .778. 3-Point Goals: 9-20, .450 (McLemore 3-6, Releford 2-2, Tharpe 2-4, White III 1-1, Johnson 1-7). Team Rebounds: 3. Blocked Shots: 6 (Withey 3, McLemore 2, Traylor). Turnovers: 16 (Withey 4, Johnson 4, McLemore 4, Tharpe, Ellis, Young). Steals: 9 (Young 4, Releford 3, White III, Traylor). Technical Fouls: None.

Oklahoma St.

404585
Kansas344680

Att.–16,300. Officials–Mike Stuart, Mark Whitehead, J.B. Caldwell.

White helps

On second thought, maybe KU coach Bill Self should have gone to freshman guard Andrew White a little sooner during KU’s 85-80 loss to Oklahoma State on Saturday.

White, a 6-foot-6 three-point specialist, entered with 54 seconds left and Kansas trailing 77-69. But he finished with six points and made his only three-point attempt while the Jayhawks turned an eight-point deficit into a one-possession game in the final seconds.

“I should have been playing him before,” Self said. “He did great. He gave us a chance to be in the game by making that three.”

White, who is averaging 6.2 minutes and 3.1 points per game, also picked up a steal and went 3 of 4 from the free-throw line.

Zoned out

The Jayhawks’ offense went quiet down the stretch, going without a field goal for more than six minutes before coming alive in the final minute. Some of the problems, according to senior Jeff Withey, stemmed from KU’s inability to attack Oklahoma State’s two-three zone.

“That two-three just hurt us so much,” Withey said. “We couldn’t score for a certain amount of time. And they were getting a lot of offensive rebounds, so they were scoring every time off that.”

Brown town

Oklahoma State’s Markel Brown finished with a game-high 28 points while making seven of 10 from three-point range. The numbers included a first-half performance — 22 points and five threes — that was reminiscent of former Oklahoma State guard Randy Rutherford’s 11-three, 45-point performance in a loss at Allen Fieldhouse on March 5, 1995.

Self said he was nearly as impressed with Brown’s block on KU’s Ben McLemore that protected a 69-68 lead with 2:45 left. Brown’s 7-of-10 shooting from three-point range was the best by a Kansas opponent since Alex Kragel of UNC-Asheville went seven for 10 on Jan. 2, 2003.

“To do it against this team,” Brown said of Kansas, “was even more special.”

— Rustin Dodd

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