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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Small crowd, but OSU fans storm the court

Oklahoma State security helps to shield as Kansas head coach Bill Self and his staff leave the court following the Jayhawks' 86-67 loss to Oklahoma State on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016 at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Okla.

Oklahoma State security helps to shield as Kansas head coach Bill Self and his staff leave the court following the Jayhawks' 86-67 loss to Oklahoma State on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016 at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Okla.

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— After Oklahoma State defeated No. 3-ranked Kansas University, 86-67, Tuesday night at Gallagher-Iba Arena, OSU’s fans stormed the court, immediately following the final buzzer.

It looked as if a few Jayhawks, including Devonté Graham were caught in the middle of the mob.

However, the visitors were able to get to the sidelines and the handshake line without incident.

Small crowd: The game attracted an announced crowd of 11,383 in a building that seats 13,611.

“Geez, I don’t get into that. I’ve got enough crap to worry about than worry about anything like that,” KU coach Bill Self said, when asked about the crowd at his alma mater.

“There were some empty seats. I thought the people that were here ... were a good crowd. I’m not emotionally attached in any way, shape or form to the program like I was in the past,” said Self, who used to play for OSU in that arena.

“I think their team deserves to be supported ... I think they are a fun team to watch unless you are on the end of a beat-down like we were tonight.”

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Shine on fire of late: Oklahoma State sophomore Tavarius Shine, who has missed seven games this season because of a shoulder injury, entered Tuesday’s OSU-KU game on a high note.  

Shine hit four threes the second half of Saturday’s 74-69 loss at Texas after making just two treys in his first nine games. He hit two threes in five tries against KU.

“Excuse my language, I was a little (bleeped) off with the way I’ve been playing this season,” Shine told the Tulsa World. “I feel like I need to do more for my team, not just scoring but I just need to bring a better presence.”

The Irving, Texas native entered Tuesday’s game averaging 4.9 points a game off 29.5-percent shooting with six treys in 25 tries.

— See what people were saying about KU at Oklahoma State during KUsports.com’s live coverage


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By the Numbers: Oklahoma State 86, Kansas 67

By the Numbers: Oklahoma State 86, Kansas 67

Comments

Mike Riches 3 years, 9 months ago

Act like you've been here before...oh wait, you have...you beat us here last year. Same with WVU...

Benny Armstrong 3 years, 9 months ago

Only way to stop them from storming is to take care of business and win the game.

Jay Scott 3 years, 9 months ago

Rumor is that the spirit squad girls who were offering special attention to potential recruits at OK State are now considering providing same for fans.......

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