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Keiton’s last stand in OSU’s last home game* that doubles as the last Big Monday of the year against the #3 team in the country? Should be fun. How about a short preview?

OSU will win… If they lead at the end of the first half. They haven’t been outscored in the second half of a game in a month, including a double digit second half margin in Lawrence with all of Kansas’ starters in.

OSU will lose… If they lack balance. OSU needs something like 18 from Keiton, 15 from Brian Williams, 14-8-6 from Markel, and a double-double from Cobbins. A few heat Czechs (copyright @GoPokesMagazine) wouldn’t hurt either.

Stat you should know – When Keiton breaks Rutherford’s three point record (he needs two more) he will have used 100 more attempts than Randy did. Not discrediting the feat at all, just pointing out the facts.

Wow – It’s been 2,205 days since OSU lost to Kansas at home.

Uh-oh – I would put money on Nash not playing which means I wouldn’t put money on OSU winning. Healthy Nash at home with KU coming off an emotional W against its oldest rival to pretty much secure the Big 12 crown? I’m all in. Without Nash I’m still thinking upset but a bit more leery.

Line (KU -9) – I love OSU +9 here.

I could see… A 2-19 performance from Keiton in his last game at Gallagher-Iba. If you’ll remember, we don’t have the best success with emotional senior nights…

The pick – OSU – 71 Kansas – 65

*except for the NIT!

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