Ochai Agbaji wasn’t supposed to play this season. The Kansas basketball team, it appeared, didn’t need the freshman guard from Kansas City, Mo. Sure, KU’s coaches loved his longterm potential. But Agbaji could take a redshirt year and the Jayhawks would be just fine without him, what with their McDonald’s All-Americans and returning players with Final Four experience. By Benton Smith
Midway through the first half of Saturday’s 84-72 victory over Oklahoma State, the NCAA Tournament Selection Committee was busy revealing its early glance at where things stand today, with Selection Sunday now 5 weeks away. Entering Saturday, the 13th-ranked Jayhawks, according to the committee, were a 3 seed, on the same line as Purdue, Houston and Marquette. By Matt Tait
Allen Fieldhouse is loud. Mitch Lightfoot is louder. And with both his play and an audible Rick Flair-esque scream that somehow could be heard over the roar of the Allen Fieldhouse crowd as he walked to the bench for a timeout midway through Saturday’s second half, Lightfoot helped lead No. 13 Kansas to another much-needed 84-72 victory over Oklahoma State. By Matt Tait
With a depleted roster, No. 13 Kansas took care of business when it returned to Allen Fieldhouse. Following a loss to its in-state rival, KU got back on track in a big way with a 84-72 win over Oklahoma State Saturday afternoon. The Jayhawks, who were without starters Marcus Garrett (injury) and Lagerald Vick (leave of absence), led by double digits for the final 10-plus minutes of the contest.
Having played four of their previous six games on the road — and having lost each of the away games — the No. 13-ranked Kansas Jayhawks look to get back on track at Allen Fieldhouse versus Oklahoma State.