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NORMAN, Okla. – Another stingy defensive effort, as well as a torrid shooting night from senior Isaiah Moss, propelled the No. 6/7 Kansas Jayhawks to a 66-52 win over the Oklahoma Sooners Tuesday night inside Lloyd Noble Center. Moss led all scorers with 20 points and connected on six 3-pointers as KU held OU to 31% shooting on the night, a season-low for the Sooners.

The win improved Kansas to 13-3 on the year and 3-1 in Big 12 play. Oklahoma fell to 11-5 in its 2019-20 season and 2-2 in the league.

Leading 42-40 with just over 11 minutes to play in regulation, Udoka Azubuike connected on a pair of free throws to kickstart a 14-5 KU run to finally put some distance between KU and the Sooners. Five different Jayhawks scored during the stretch, which was highlighted by a David McCormack alley-oop dunk at the 7:04 mark to put Kansas ahead 54-45. The Jayhawk defense limited the Sooners to just five field goals over the final 11 minutes of the game to close out the 14-point road victory.

6 – With his name inserted into the starting lineup for the first time this season, Isaiah Moss took advantage, knocking down a season-high six 3-pointers en route to his second 20-point out of the year. The six triples were the most by a Jayhawk this season. Moss is now 8-of-19 (42%) from long distance over his most recent two outings, this after going 4-of-14 in his previous four contests. 


  • The win made Kansas 96-13 in the Bill Self era in games coming off a loss.
  • Kansas forced Oklahoma to go 9-for-32 from the field in the first half, marking the seventh time this season that KU has held its opponent to under 10 makes from the field in the first half.
  • Kansas’ victory ended a two-game losing streak in Norman.
  • KU’s 14-point victory marked its largest over Oklahoma in Norman in the Self era and the largest by KU in Norman since Kansas defeated Oklahoma 69-54 on Feb. 8, 1975.
  • Oklahoma’s 52 points marked its fewest against KU in Norman since KU topped OU 60-50 on Feb. 20, 1999.
  • Kansas held OU to under 60 points, marking the fourth-consecutive true road game the Jayhawks have limited their opponent to under 60 and the ninth overall time this season. KU is now 8-1 in those contests with a 176-2 record in the Self era.
  • KU outscored Oklahoma 32-10 in points in the paint. The Jayhawks have outscored their opponent by 10 or more in the paint 12 times this season.
  • Azubuike, Moss and Garrett combined for 51 of Kansas’ 66 points.


“That built momentum for me, seeing the ball go in early. (Coach Self) was telling me to shoot it, so I kept shooting it. “


Kansas will continue its two-game road trip at Texas on Saturday, Jan. 18. The game will start at 1 p.m. (Central) and be televised on ESPN. Kansas leads the overall series with Texas, 33-9, including a 10-7 in games played in Austin with all 17 battles in the Erwin Center. Dating back to the 2013-14 season, KU has won 11 of the last 12 meetings with UT claiming a 73-63 win last year in Austin.

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