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Instant Recap: Jayhawks Drill Cowboys in Lawrence

A night to forget for the Pokes in The Phog.



[Devin Wilber/PFB]


LAWRENCE, Kan. — The good news for Oklahoma State fans is that they don’t have to watch their team play the Jayhawks anymore this season.

Kansas rolled past the Cowboys 83-54 on Tuesday night in Allen Fieldhouse. It was dominant from start to finish, as KU led for 39:30 of the 40 minutes, and the Jayhawks finished the game shooting 58% from the field, a number that hung around 70% for much of the first half. The loss moved the Cowboys to 9-12 overall and 1-7 in Big 12 play.

It’s the third-highest shooting percentage the Cowboys have allowed this season, trailing only the 62% they allowed against Kansas in Stillwater and the 59% they allowed against Texas Tech in Lubbock.

The Cowboys tried to keep up offensively early, as KU had a 12-10 lead just over five minutes into the game, but OSU’s offense cooled while remaining ice cold defensively. There was a stretch in the first half that saw KU hit seven baskets without missing. KU rattled off a 20-5 run midway through the first half that put an early nail in the Pokes’ coffin.

To add injury to insult, Bryce Thompson went down earl with a shoulder injury after getting fouled on a layup attempt and didn’t return.

The Jayhawks finished with five players in double figures with Hunter Dickinson and KJ Adams leading the way with 16 points apiece.

John-Michael Wright led the way for the Cowboys with 16 points, going 4-for-10 from 3-point range. Brandon Garrison was the only other Cowboy in double figures, scoring 11.

OSU does return home for its next game, as the Cowboys will host Kansas State at 1 p.m. Saturday in Gallagher-Iba Arena. The Wildcats and Cowboys battled in Manhattan earlier this season, where K-State overcame a 10-point OSU lead to beat the Cowboys 70-66. Since that win against OSU, Kansas State has lost three in a row, including a 73-53 loss to Oklahoma in Manhattan on Tuesday.

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