Reviewing the video of Wednesday’s Kansas-TCU game was all Oklahoma needed to do to avoid feeling overmatched going into its Saturday game with Kansas. By Tom Keegan
Add Cole Aldrich and Eric Chenowith to the list of former Kansas University big men offering congratulations to Jeff Withey for claiming the school’s all-time record for blocked shots. By Gary Bedore
Kansas coach Bill Self talks after his team's 72-66 loss to Oklahoma on Feb. 9, 2013.
Though Kansas lost Saturday, it looked a lot closer to the version of itself that was successful earlier in the year, Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan writes.• Box score• Bill Self postgame audio
The Kansas men's basketball team couldn't keep up with hot-shooting Oklahoma, falling 72-66 to the Sooners on Saturday afternoon at Lloyd Noble Center in Norman, Okla.
The Jayhawks lost their third straight game for the first time since 2005.
With KU trailing 70-66 with 14 seconds remaining, Elijah Johnson drove all the way to the rim but missed the layup. OU's Cameron Clark grabbed the defense rebound to seal it.
OU made 56 percent of its field goals in the first half in building a 38-34 halftime lead. The Sooners also hit seven three-pointers, their most since a Jan. 12 game against Oklahoma State.
Romero Osby led OU, scoring 17 points on 6-for-8 field-goal shooting. Steven Pledger added 15 points.
Ben McLemore led KU with 15 points on 6-for-10 shooting. Jeff Withey added 14 points, six rebounds and one block, tying Greg Ostertag's KU career record for blocked shots.
KU (19-4, 7-3 Big 12) will play host to Kansas State at 8 p.m. Monday.