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Kansas survives second-half comeback to top OU 85-78

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LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kelly Oubre Jr. scored 19 points, converting two driving layups in the closing minutes, and No. 11 Kansas held on after blowing a 20-point first-half lead for an 85-78 victory over No. 19 Oklahoma on Monday night.

Perry Ellis added 16 points, Cliff Alexander had 13 points and 13 rebounds, and Brannen Greene scored 12 for the Jayhawks (15-3, 4-1 Big 12), who bounced back from a loss Saturday night at Iowa State by beating Oklahoma (12-6, 3-3) for the 14th straight time at Allen Fieldhouse.

The Sooners nearly pulled off an improbable comeback, going on a 21-3 run early in the second half to get back into the game. But after taking a 71-69 lead with just under 4 minutes to go, the Jayhawks — energized by their student body back on campus — used a 13-5 spurt to regain control.

The Jayhawks put the game away from the foul line in the final minute.