Kansas Defeats OK State in Double Overtime Thriller
With the Big 12 regular season title on the line, the Kansas Jayhawks (22-4, 10-3) came out of Gallagher-Iba Arena with a 68-67 double overtime win over the Oklahoma State Cowboys (19-6, 9-4)
Naadir Tharpe hit a floater in the final seconds of the game to secure the victory for the Jayhawks,
With the win, the Jayhawks are now on top of the Big 12 standings as they hold a tiebreaker over Kansas State.
Travis Releford was the leading scorer for Kansas with 18 points while Jeff Withey contributed a double-double.
Markel Brown was the leading scorer for the Cowboys with 20 points.
Kansas 68, Oklahoma State 67 FINAL!!
Naadir Tharpe wins it for Kansas on a layup.
Brown's shot is short at the other end.
Oklahoma State 67, Kansas 66 (0:41 2 OT)
Markel Brown coming up in the clutch for the Cowboys.
Kansas calls a timeout ahead of their possession.
Kansas 66, Oklahoma State 65 (1:01 2 OT)
Withey makes both free throws to put Kansas back in the lead.
Oklahoma State 65, Kansas 64 (1:26 2 OT)
Another offensive foul on the Cowboys, this one is on Nash.
The referees are not making any friends in Stillwater tonight.
This is very true.
Leenay Kakua's transcripts are easier to find than Ben McLemore in this OT— Doug Gottlieb (@GottliebShow) February 21, 2013
Oklahoma State 65, Kansas 64 (1:54 2 OT)
Bill Self is fuming after Naadir Tharpe gets called for a travel.
The replay shows it was a clear travel, no debating the call.
Oklahoma State 65, Kansas 64 (2:24 2OT)
Marcus Smart is called for a charge and he has just fouled out.
Young and Withey still with four fouls for Kansas.
Oklahoma State 65, Kansas 64 (3:07 2OT)
Withey makes just one, Cowboys still lead by one.
Oklahoma State 65, Kansas 63 (3:16 2OT)
Forte with a fade away jump shot that puts the Cowboys ahead.
Cobbins just fouled out for OK State, Withey at the line shooting two for Kansas.
Kansas 63, Oklahoma State 63 (3:34 2OT)
Tharpe and Forte both have a chance to put their respective teams ahead with a three but neither player can convert.
We are now in double overtime of this thrilling Big 12 showdown.
Neither team seems to want to take over control of this game.
Kansas 63, Oklahoma State 63 (0:04 Overtime)
Releford misses a layup, Cowboys have the ball after ball goes out of bounds.
Kansas 63, Oklahoma State 63 (0:14 Overtime)
Marcus Smart drives down the lane......and he MISSES!
Withey pulls down the rebound for Kansas and they call a timeout with the final possession in mind.
Kansas 63, Oklahoma State 63 (0:37 Overtime)
Kansas turns the ball over and the Cowboys will have the final possession once again.
Kansas 63, Oklahoma State 63 (0:55 Overtime)
PHIL FORTE WITH A THREE TO TIE FOR THE COWBOYS!!!
I have zero rooting interest in this game, and I am getting really angry about Tharpe’s shot selection. Imagine how Kansas fans must feel.— Eamonn Brennan (@eamonnbrennan) February 21, 2013
Kansas 63, Oklahoma State 60 (1:20 Overtime)
Releford knocks down two free throws for Kansas.
The fact that KU-OK State has been a close game doesn't mean it's been a good game. Sure don't feel like IU-Michigan State.— Pat Forde (@YahooForde) February 21, 2013
Kansas 61, Oklahoma State 60 (1:41 Overtime)
After a turnover, Brown attempts a three and misses badly.
Kansas calls timeout and are in possession.
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