Oklahoma 80, No. 6 Kansas 77
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) _ Terry Evans became the Big Eight’s career 3-point leader and Oklahoma upset No. 6 Kansas 80-77 Wednesday night, the Jayhawks’ first conference home loss in three years.
Oklahoma (17-7, 5-4) won on the road for the first time this season. The Sooners did it without star center Bryan Sallier, sick with pneumonia.
Evans, a four-year starter, broke Steve Henson’s conference record with his 241st 3-pointer with 15:43 left in the first half. Evans finished with 26 points.
The Sooners took a 72-62 lead on Angelo Hamilton’s basket before Rex Walters’ 3-pointer started a comeback by Kansas (20-4, 7-2). Steve Woodberry’s jumper cut Oklahoma’s lead to 76-75 with 1:10 remaining.
Evans then made a running 3-pointer and, after another basket by Woodberry, Evans added a foul shot with 18 seconds left. In the final seconds, Patrick Richey and Woodberry both missed 3-pointers that would’ve tied the score.
After hittting just two of 15 3-pointers, the Jayhawks made three in a row during their comeback. Kansas shot just 38 percent overall, its worst performance of the season.
Oklahoma had lost 13 of its previous 16 games at Kansas. The Sooners took a four-point lead at halftime against the Big Eight leaders and made it 58-48 early in the second half.
Kansas coach Roy Williams pulled his starters just three minutes into the second half and sat them out for almost nine minutes.
Bryatt Vann had 17, Hamilton 16 and Jeff Webster 13 for Oklahoma. Adonis Jordan had 16 points for Kansas while Walters and Greg Ostertag had 10.