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Oklahoma defeats Kansas, 72-66

  • 3 p.m., Feb. 9, 2013
  • Lloyd Noble Center, Norman, OK

FINAL: KU drops third straight in 72-66 loss to Oklahoma

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.

Box score

Join the post game discussion

Matt Glassman in reply to Micky Baker

Right, the ones saying that we have a problem after losing the worst RPI matchup in history and 3 in a row are irrational. Go watch your 2008 DVD and tell yourself everything's fine.

Brooksmd in reply to Robb Kraft

Sounds good. Local store sells choco-taco's. lol

Robb Kraft in reply to Jesse Newell

Jesse when was the last 4 game losing streak?


Played better than last Wednesday at least.


Yet again, EJ had the most field goal attempts. Somebody explain to me why this is a good idea.

Benjamin Piehler in reply to Micky Baker

cause we're all entitled democrat babies, right?

Brian Haase

if EJ starts monday i.... just.... dont... understand.


...and Withey is out of the 1st round.

Micky Baker

The KU fan base has lost its rational thought process.

Benjamin Piehler

Prepare to have the court rushed every game, regardless of our ranking. You don't win 8 strait without taking some s**t when you are no longer top dog.


Time for EJ to sit. Insert Tharpe permanently.

Mike Bratisax

The worst part is that the Big 12 isn't very strong this year.

Robb Kraft in reply to Lurkerhawk

maybe they should go out for ice cream cones? tacos...

Matt Glassman

When will it end...can we beat TCU if it's at home?


EJ has officially played himself out of the 2nd round!!!


Time to add RIO and White III to the rotation?


Thanks Jesse. See everyone Monday night. RCJHGKU!!!


I started off switching to Bob Davis then the delay got to me. Then just turned the sound off then .. yeah .. Valpo game.. then game to the blog.. and back to the game with the sound off. Then back to the blog. Wow - what a workout.


Rock Chalk, gang. See you Monday.

Brian Haase

I trust in Self but jesus, what's taking so long, get this sh*t figured out

Michael Bennett

aaand it ends with the world-famous Elijah turnover...


The only thing that feels good about the loss is seeing the OU fans rush the court. That has to make us feel better.

Tim Marshall

Self's loyalty to EJ will be the death of this team. He has to sit him for a game to try to get his mind right.

Robb Kraft in reply to Jayhawkinatl

EJ blows - this guy right now is like a minus 5-10 points everygame. He hurts your team so much in so many ways. Man you have to sit him. Have to...

Jayhawkinatl in reply to Brian Haase



another players only meeting. make it 9 hours long this time

Mike Bratisax

As always Jesse... Job well done


Go 'Clones!

Brian Haase

The avalanche has officially hit

Jhawkminer in reply to Brian Powell

Only the Gooners.

Sam Constance

This team played mostly well today. You people are ridiculous.


I really do think it is past time for Self to pull EJ.

Brooksmd in reply to Matt Glassman

Guess you think BS days are over and we need a new coach?

Tim Marshall in reply to fansincewilt

Yes he did.

Brian Powell

yeah, chanting 'overrated' and then rushing the court... make sense (in Oklahoma).

Robb Kraft

glad we can bring so much happiness to so many.

Bob Forer

This team is one big head case. And that's on the coaching staff.

Aircapjay in reply to Jayhawkinatl

Yeah, but the game was already over. Can't make a 6 point play.

Brian Haase

glad to see we're still going to EJ on the last possession, i think Self needs to get his eyes checked

Kent Richardson

Now I can cry.


Did EJ loose that one as well?

Paul Rupp



After watching this team Incam say this is the worse set of guards I've seen at Kansas in years. They can't shoot, dribble, pass, or defend. It hurts my heart to watch how bad their guard play is and their matador defense which always leaves Jeff on an island which is the reason he is always so tired now smh.

Kansas 66
Oklahoma 72

Jesse Newell

KU's first three-game losing streak since 2005.


Perfect way to end it, EJ turnover!!!! Sit him already


EJ blows it AGAIN.

Matt Glassman

fitting end...season going down in flames

Jan Rolls

2nd week in a row used up all his timeouts. Take some of the blame coach and don't put it all on the players.

Brian Haase in reply to Micky Baker


Mike Bratisax

Maybe it's time to start more of the freshman class so that they will be ready next year.


Don't know if I'll be home in time to chat. But see you all Monday.

Benjamin Piehler in reply to Micky Baker

oh god, here we go again.

Pepper_bar in reply to Sam Constance

Marchphog, Jesse has threatened to ban me from these chats for far far less than that.

Eric TheCapn

Indeed, it should have been a flagrant, not that it would have mattered.

Kent Wells

And that was another fitting end to an EJ possession...

Micky Baker

It's the same problem that haunts our country, a bunch of people feeling entitled to the work put in by others.

Justin Daniel in reply to Feefifofum

If we're lucky

Tim Marshall

Now that's a fitting end.


Get rid of Fran. Bring on Bobby.


Drinkin' Time!!!!


EJ has compromising photos....


Have to wave to the stands to get fans up off their ass

Benjamin Piehler in reply to Sam Constance

I've tortured myself enough today. Guilty.

Matt Glassman

Just promise me we won't actually display the NIT banner...

Sam Constance

No one in here is even watching the game, are they?


Sorry, but by rule that's a flagrant. It's a stupid rule, but that's the rule.

Klineisanazi in reply to Jhawkminer


Tim Marshall

Time to start wondering what is going on internally. Self is starting to lose this team. It's more than just EJ. They are a mess right now.

Mike Bratisax

Last year was a complete fluke for Withey, if it wasn't for TRob, we would have seen last year but we are seeing this year


EJ needs to sit more his play has cost this team. Nadir needs to see more playing time thats for sure.

Kent Wells in reply to Jhawkminer

In at 14


Hello 8 seed ?

Sam Constance

That's bullshit. That is a flagrant foul by the rules, whether or not it was an accident.

Brian Powell in reply to Kirkwood

everyone, even Self, knows this... and playing more Tharpe (with Rio sprinkled in) would serve our team better --- BUT I highly doubt Bill wants to make that change at this point.

The thing is, it wouldn't be a big change really, unless you make a bigger deal about it. Just trading about 10 minutes PT on the court. Won't happen.

Eric TheCapn

We should try sitting EJ a whole game. See what happens.

Jan Rolls

Why is th e head of basketball operations been sticking his nose and comments in the huddle for the last 3 games? Why is Self listening to him?

Eric TheCapn

We will be in the top 20, but shouldn't be.

Beator in reply to Aircapjay

He needs red hair


Come Monday, in or out of top 20?

Robb Kraft

drive home safely everyone...

Eric TheCapn in reply to Aircapjay



Forget coaching...these guys need a shrink!!!


Fran is an idiot.

Kent Wells in reply to Klineisanazi


Brad Swisher

I like EJ and feel bad for his slump, but it's disturbing to see him struggle to convert layups

Marc Frey

Beat the Kitty Cats and we will be OK.

Sam Constance

If they call this correctly, it will be a flagrant foul

Micky Baker

I'm not sure why anyone would think they have a right to be more angry than the the players are. They're the ones that put in the work.


look out #KSU

Kent Wells in reply to Pepper_bar

That overrated thing will be resolved on Monday.

Klineisanazi in reply to Brad Swisher

OU knows all about being overrated, FB.


EJ needs to be left on the bench until,,,,, well I'm not sure when he should be in the line-up again.

Mike Bratisax in reply to Klineisanazi

Maybe 89 but with a coaching change and no postseason, I always thought the 89 team did. weell

Robb Kraft in reply to Matt Glassman

lol, does everyone at this level get a participation medal.

Sam Constance in reply to Robb Kraft

Be unhappy.

It's a free country. Just know that you sound like a whiney loser by expressing it that way.

Brian Haase

we are such a bad team, i don't know what happened but we are just terrible. how we've only lost 4 games is beyond me...

Lajayhawk in reply to Jesse Newell

"That means you're 'signature win' means less" [clap clap, clap clap clap]

"That means you're 'signature win' means less" [clap clap, clap clap clap]

Eric TheCapn

We haven't looked like a top 25 team for 6 weeks.

Kent Wells in reply to Pepper_bar

But from 19-1.... And the teams... It kinda is...




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