STILLWATER, Oklahoma — The 2022-23 regular season of Kansas men’s basketball continues Tuesday with a Big 12 Conference game on the road to Oklahoma State.
The No. 7 Jayhawks (20-5, 8-4 in Big 12 play) entered after a road win against Oklahoma. The Cowboys (16-9, 7-5 in Big 12 play) entered after a win on the road against the current No. 18 State of Iowa. It is the second meeting between Kansas and Oklahoma State so far this season.
Will head coach Bill Self’s Jayhawks team be able to complete a regular season sweep of the Cowboys? Head coach Mike Boynton, will the Oklahoma State Jr. team be able to pull off a Kansas upset? This game means a lot in the race for the Big 12 regular season crown.
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Here’s what’s happening inside the Gallagher-Iba Arena:
Oklahoma State leads 19-16 against Kansas with 11:34 left in 1st half
The Cowboys lead this break. Bryce Thompson already has 10 points. This game could be a shootout, if the Jayhawks can’t slow it down.
Ernest Udeh Jr. and Joseph Yesufu were Kansas’ first replacements off the bench, for KJ Adams Jr. and Gradey Dick, respectively. He reaches out to the Jayhawks to try and give Dick more open looks when he returns, though. Dick is 1-for-3 from the field with two points so far, but he’s 0-for-1 from behind the arc for a team that’s 1-for-4 for 3 so far tonight.
Kansas leads 11-9 against Oklahoma State with 15:32 left in the first half
The Jayhawks started things off well. They stalled defensively, and then at the other end KJ Adams Jr. threw a dunk for the first points of the game. But the Cowboys are going nowhere and Kansas’ lead is just two points with 15:32 left in the first half at 11-9.
The Jayhawks will need to keep an eye on Bryce Thompson on defense. Thompson, a former Kansas player, is already within five points for Oklahoma State. He was electrifying in the first meeting between the two teams and nearly led the Cowboys to a victory at Allen Fieldhouse.
The game is in progress
It appears that Kansas will have 11 scholarship players available
Here are the appetizers
Could Kansas have 11 scholarship players available tonight?
There should be a good crowd tonight
Could Kansas get some rotation players back?
Bobby Pettiford Jr. and Zach Clemence are warming up right now, about an hour after the tip. The two rotation players have all missed time recently with multiple injuries.
Cam Martin will not be available for Kansas
Jordan Guskey covers University of Kansas athletics at the Topeka Capital-Journal. He is the National Sports Media Association Sportswriter of the Year for the state of Kansas for 2022. Contact him at [email protected] or on Twitter at @JordanGuskey.