Freshman guard Ochai Agbaji, who grew up rooting for Kansas, said knowing that the Jayhawks' Big 12 title streak was over was a bitter pill to swallow.
But Agbaji added that the Jayhawks are trying to think big picture in the wake of their 81-68 loss at OU.
In a game that Kansas had to win to prolong its hope of winning another Big 12 title this season, head coach Bill Self said the Jayhawks didn’t match Oklahoma’s intensity in an 81-68 Sooners win.
“We obviously got it handed to us right from the get-go and everything,” Self said. “For this team to perform well we’ve got to have some things go right and be turned up, and when it started going bad we couldn’t change it.”
OU led by as many as 24 points in the game that ended KU’s 14-year reign as Big 12 champions.
Kansas forwards David McCormack and Dedric Lawson share their thoughts on the night that ended the Jayhawks’ run of Big 12 titles.
“We just talked about getting better, getting ready for Baylor and finishing the season strong,” Lawson said.
Oklahoma handled the Jayhawks throughout the former Big 12 champion’s Tuesday trip to OU.