This was the 800th game played in Allen Fieldhouse, and like many others before it, KU emerged victorious. Oklahoma was held in check for most of the game, and while the Sooners pulled within a couple baskets a few times, this one never really felt in doubt. Kansas has won an NCAA-leading 17 straight games.
Player of the Game:
My player of the game was Jeff Withey. He finished with 13 points, 9 boards, 4 blocks, and 3 steals. He was a game changer on the defensive end the entire day and was efficient on the offensive end. McLemore ended up with 18 points on just 10 shots, but Withey made his presence felt on both sides of the court.
Not Player of the Game:
Elijah. Just two assists against 4 turnovers. He was in foul trouble early and just never got in the flow of the game.
Water Cooler Conversation Tomorrow:
The offense once again was not stellar. This is now 5 games in a row the Jayhawks have failed to score 70 points. Luckily, this team has been extremely solid on the defensive end and has consistently outrebounded opponents. That said, the offense has not been great, especially in the half court. Today there was a dedication to getting the ball inside, which I think is a great start. We established the post early and often, which led to more open looks on the outside. The Jayhawks were 6-11 from 3 in the second half. Hopefully this will be a start to better scoring outputs. One of these days we’re going to need it.
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