Kansas dug its method out of a 15-point deficit at dwelling on Saturday to open up Huge 12 play with a dramatic come-from-behind win over Oklahoma State because of some stifling late protection, clutch photographs and possibly some questionable officiating with the sport on the road.
The No. 4 Jayhawks survived 69-67 regardless of trailing by two factors with underneath one minute to play. KU received a go-ahead 3-pointer from Kevin McCullar with 45 seconds remaining and a pair of free throws with simply over 20 seconds left to go up three, just for OSU guard Bryce Thompson to knot issues at 67 with a 3-pointer moments later. Issues received much more frenetic from there as KU rushed to the opposite finish and received a bucket from KJ Adams on the rim to take the ultimate lead.
OSU drew up a pleasant inbounds play underneath the basket to release Thompson for a take a look at the rim, however McCullar crashed down arduous on Thompson to swat the shot away. Officers made the choice to not name a foul on the play, which CBS analyst Clark Kellogg appeared to disagree with.
“Oh wow, that was a foul,” Kellogg stated on the CBS broadcast. “Bryce Thompson ought to have been on the line. That is a troublesome one.”
Thompson, who initially signed with Kansas out of highschool as a five-star recruit earlier than transferring to Oklahoma State two years in the past, tied a career-high with 23 factors — together with 7-of-10 taking pictures from 3-point vary — within the shedding effort.
Kansas received 20 factors from Jalen Wilson and 14 factors from KJ Adams in its profitable comeback bid with each Wilson and Adams teaming as much as rating 21 of KU’s 39 second-half factors.