Kansas vs. Oklahoma State score: No. 4 Jayhawks erase double-digit deficit, escape after controversial finish

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Kansas pulled out of a 15-point deficit at home on Saturday to open the Big 12 play and give Oklahoma State a dramatic come-from-behind victory. on the line.

No. 4 Jayhawks survived, 69-67, despite being trailed by two with less than a minute remaining. KU scored a go-ahead 3-pointer from Kevin McCullough with 45 seconds remaining, then scored a pair of free throws with just over 20 seconds remaining, only for OSU guard Bryce Thompson to tie things at 67 on the 3-pointer moment. Did. later. Things got even more frenetic from there as KU rushed to the other side and grabbed the bucket from KJ Adams at the rim to take the final lead.

OSU made a nice inbounds play under the basket, freeing Thompson to check the rim, but McCuller crashed hard into Thompson and smashed the shot. Officials made the decision not to call the foul on the play, although CBS analyst Clark Kellogg appeared to disagree.

“Wow, that was a foul,” Kellogg said on CBS.

Thompson, who first signed with the University of Kansas as a five-star recruit out of high school before moving to Oklahoma State two years ago, finished his career with 23 points, including 7-of-10 shooting from 3-point range. tied high. in a lost effort.

Kansas scored 20 points from Jalen Wilson and 14 from KJ Adams, with both Wilson and Adams teaming up to score 21 of KU’s 39 points in the second half.

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