Jayhawks Bounce Back To Beat Oklahoma
Associated Press - January 8, 2014 10:36 pm
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) – Wayne Selden Jr. shot 5 for 10 from 3 point range and finished with a career high 24 points as No. 18 Kansas started Big 12 Conference play with a 90-83 win over Oklahoma Wednesday night.
Kansas (10-4, 1-0) won its conference opener for the 23rd straight year, a streak that began with the 1991-92 season. Oklahoma, in January 1991, was the last team to beat the Jayhawks in a conference opener.
After a 5-0 start, Kansas lost four of its next eight and was coming off a 61-57 loss to San Diego State on Sunday that ended the Jayhawks’ 68 game home winning streak against nonconference foes. Perry Ellis had 22 points on 6 for 8 shooting and 11 rebounds, helping the Jayhawks shoot 55 percent from the field.
Cameron Clark had a career high tying 32 points for Oklahoma (12-3, 1-1), which lost for the second time in three games.