Published February 21, 2013
No. 9 Kansas avenges loss to Oklahoma State
Naadir Tharpe connected on a short jumper in the lane with 16.5 seconds to go in the second overtime, lifting No. 9 Kansas to a 68-67 win over No. 14 Oklahoma State on Wednesday night in Stillwater, Okla. Travis Releford scored 18 points and Jeff Withey had three double-overtime free throws among his 17 points for the Jayhawks (22-4 overall, 10-4 Big 12 Conference), who are tied with No. 13 Kansas State for the conference lead with five games to go. Kansas has won at least a share of the Big 12 regular-season title for each of the past eight years. Markel Brown scored 20 points to lead Oklahoma State (19-6, 9-4), which had won seven straight — including snapping the Jayhawks’ 33-game home winning streak at Allen Fieldhouse earlier this month. On the winning play, Tharpe isolated against Phil Forte and wiggled his way into the lane before popping in a jumper from the right side.