Kansas City, Mo. No. 2 Kansas University’s men’s basketball team rallied from an 11-point halftime deficit to defeat Oregon State, 82-67, Saturday at Sprint Center behind 22 points from Wayne Selden Jr.
The Jayhawks (8-1) trailed 39-28 at the break, but used a 26-9 run over the first six minutes of the second half to turn back the Beavers.
Selden drained five three-pointers to lead all scorers. Frank Mason III, Perry Ellis and Devonté Graham joined Ellis in double figures with 18, 13, and 10 respectively.
Here’s a quick look back at some of the action:
Images from the Jayhawks' Saturday night game against Oregon State at Sprint Center.
• The game turned when: Kansas went on a 14-0 run over a stretch of two minutes and 38 seconds at the beginning of the second half to turn a 48-41 deficit to a 55-48 advantage. Graham began the run with back-to-back layups, and capped the surge with another point-blank basket.
• Offensive highlight: Ellis went on a personal 5-0 run to give a 53-48 advantage and force an Oregon State timeout in the middle of KU’s 14-0 spurt. Ellis hit a baseline jumper, and then drilled a three-pointer from the top of the key for five of his 13 points.
• Defensive highlight: Graham limited Oregon State leading scorer Gary Payton II to 13 points on 5-of-11 shooting. Payton entered the contest averaging 16.4 points per game.
• Key stat: The Beavers knocked down 7-of-10 three-pointers in the first half, but hit just 1-of-6 from behind the arch in the second.
• Up next: The Jayhawks will be back in Allen Fieldhouse next Saturday for a 1 p.m. tip-off against Montana.
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