9:00 PM ET, February 23, 2009
Lloyd Noble Center, Norman, Oklahoma
Taylor, Collins score 26 each as Jayhawks hand Sooners second straight loss
NORMAN, Okla. -- Without Blake Griffin, No. 3 Oklahoma is suddenly beatable -- and out of first place in the Big 12.Tyshawn Taylor scored a career-high 26 points and Sherron Collins added 22 of his 26 points in the second half as No. 15 Kansas surged to the top of the conference standings with a 87-78 victory Monday night against third-ranked Oklahoma."We control our own destiny. We feel pretty good about it, but we know it's not a given yet," Collins said. "We've still got to go out and make it happen."
• Kansas' victory was its fourth straight against Oklahoma.
• Kansas snapped Oklahoma's 19-game home win streak as it improved to 12-1 in Big 12 action, one game ahead of Oklahoma (11-2) and Missouri (10-2).
• Cole Aldrich had 15 points and a career-high 20 rebounds for the Jayhawks, becoming the first Kansas player with 20 rebounds in a game since Wayne Simien in March 2005.
• Willie Warren led the Sooners with 23 points, while Juan Pattillo added a career-high 15.
-- ESPN research
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||25-54 (.463)||24-52 (.462)|
|3P Made-Attempted||9-19 (.474)||11-24 (.458)|
|FT Made-Attempted||28-41 (.683)||19-30 (.633)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||29 (0/0)||31 (0/0)|
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