LAWRENCE, Kan. — The Kansas Jayhawks overcame an underwhelming 1st half against the Oklahoma Sooners and won in dominating fashion at Allen Fieldhouse Wednesday night.
Leading the charge for the Jayhawks was National Player of the Year candidate, junior forward Thomas Robinson. He finished the game with 20 points and 17 rebounds.
After the game, Kansas head coach Bill Self said, “He looked like Thomas.”
Kansas (18-4, 8-1 in Big 12) shot 39% from the field in the 1st half, but still led the Sooners (13-8, 3-6 in Big 12) 34-31 at the break.
To start the 2nd half, the Jayhawks shot 10 for 10 and never looked back. Their largest lead was 31 points. Senior point guard Tyshawn Taylor led the team with 21 points.
This was KU’s ninth straight win over OU. With a bitter rivalry showdown looming against the 4th ranked Missouri Tigers in Columbia on Saturday, 8th ranked Kansas gained some much needed momentum.