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Three-minute preview: Kansas men’s basketball at Oklahoma

Oklahoma’s Buddy Hield.
Oklahoma’s Buddy Hield. rsugg@kcstar.com

No. 6 Kansas at No. 3 Oklahoma

 

 

P

No.

Kansas

Ht.

Yr.

PPG

F

33

Landen Lucas

6-10

Jr.

4.5

F

34

Perry Ellis

6-8

Sr.

16.9

G

1

Wayne Selden Jr.

6-5

Jr.

14.4

G

4

Devonte’ Graham

6-2

So.

10.7

G

0

Frank Mason III

5-11

Jr.

13.1

P

No.

Oklahoma

Ht.

Yr.

PPG

F

00

Ryan Spangler

6-8

Sr.

11.0

F

12

Khadeem Lattin

6-9

Fr.

6.0

G

11

Isaiah Cousins

6-4

Sr.

13.6

G

10

Jordan Woodard

6-0

Jr.

13.3

G

24

Buddy Hield

6-4

Sr.

25.7

▪ WHEN/WHERE: 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Lloyd Noble Center in Norman, Okla.

▪ TV/RADIO: ESPN; KCSP (610 AM)

▪ ABOUT KANSAS (20-4, 8-3 Big 12): The sixth-ranked Jayhawks are shooting for their second victory over a top 10 team this week. Kansas has won four straight games and climbed back into a first-place tie with the Sooners and West Virginia after Tuesday’s 75-65 victory over the Mountaineers. Landen Lucas was sensational in that game, with 16 rebounds and four blocked shots. The Jayhawks are shooting 42.2 percent on three-pointers, which would be the second-best mark in team history if the season ended today. But it’s only the second-best mark in the Big 12 this season, with Oklahoma leading at 45.1 percent.

▪ ABOUT OKLAHOMA (20-4, 8-3 Big 12): The third-ranked Sooners are coming off a 63-60 victory over Texas, a game in which Buddy Hield scored 21 of his 27 points in the second half, including a game-winning three-pointer with 1.3 seconds remaining. The Sooners are 12-0 at Lloyd Noble and beat Kansas at home last year in the regular-season finale. Hield had 46 points in the 109-106 triple-overtime loss to Kansas in January, when Frank Mason drew the primary defensive assignment. That figures to be Wayne Selden this time.

Blair Kerkhoff: 816-234-4730, @BlairKerkhoff

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