No. 9 Kansas vs. Oklahoma State
WHEN/WHERE: About 2 p.m. Thursday, at the Sprint Center
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P No. Kansas Ht. Yr. PPG
F 44 Mitch Lightfoot 6-8 So. 3.7
G 10 Svi Mykhailiuk 6-8 Sr. 15.3
G 14 Malik Newman 6-3 So. 12.0
G 4 Devonté Graham 6-2 Sr. 17.6
G 2 Lagerald Vick 6-5 Jr. 12.2
P No. Oklahoma State Ht. Yr. PPG
F 41 Mitchell Solomon 6-9 Sr. 8.3
F 12 Cameron McGriff 6-7 So. 8.4
G 30 Jeffrey Carroll 6-6 Sr. 15.1
G 21 Lindy Waters 6-6 So. 8.9
G 1 Kendall Smith 6-3 Sr. 12.9
ABOUT OKLAHOMA STATE (19-13, 8-10 Big 12): OSU, which beat KU on Saturday at Gallagher-Iba Arena and defeated the Jayhawks 84-79 on Feb. 3 at Allen Fieldhouse, has more wins over KU than any other program over the last 10 years (eight since 2008). … If OSU defeats KU, it would be the first team to beat the Jayhawks three times in a season since Ted Owens’ final season at KU (1982-83). Oklahoma State that season stopped KU 90-83 in the Big Eight tournament in KC; 75-69 at Allen Fieldhouse and 85-74 at Gallagher-Iba Arena. That was Bill Self’s sophomore year at OSU … Nine of OSU's last 17 games have been decided by two possessions or less or in overtime. … Oklahoma State has 22 victories over ranked KU teams, including 16 wins over the Jayhawks when they were ranked in the Top 10. … OSU has faced a Top 10 KU team in each of the last 10 matchups and OSU won five of those games. … OSU coach Mike Boynton Jr. is 2-0 against Kansas.
ABOUT KANSAS (24-7, 13-5 Big 12): KU leads the all-time series, 113-59. … KU is 10-4 against Oklahoma State in the league tournament with the last meeting in 2014, a KU 77-70 overtime win in the quarterfinals. … KU will be playing OSU in back-to-back games. Last time that happened was in 2003-04 when KU beat Missouri in the regular-season finale and again in the Big 12 quarterfinals in Dallas. ... KU has won 11 of the past 17 meetings vs. OSU. … Since the inception of the Big 12, KU is 24-12 versus OSU: 19-10 in regular-season play and 5-2 in the Big 12 tournament. … Bill Self is 17-13 all-time against his alma mater, including a 16-10 record at KU.… KU, which fell to TCU in the first round a year ago, has never lost the first game of the postseason tournament in consecutive seasons. … Self is 27-7 in Big 12 tourney games. … KU has cashed 311 three-pointers. School record is 318 set by last year’s squad. … Svi Mykhailiuk has made 96 threes and Graham 93. Terry Brown is KU single-season record holder with 111 in 1990-91. .. The injured Udoka Azubuike, who will not play in the Big 12 Tournament, is 42 for 49 (85.7 percent) shooting in his last seven games. He leads the country in field-goal percentage at 77.4 percent. He is 0 for 7 from the line his last four games and overall has made 42 of 101 free throws for 41.6 percent … Excluding exhibition contests, KU is 35-9 in the Sprint Center including winning the 2008, 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2016 Big 12 Tournaments and 2012 and 2016 CBE Hall of Fame Classics.