Jayhawks Storm Back to Stun West Virginia, 58-49

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The Jayhawk defense limited the Mountaineers to just one field goal over the final nine minutes of regulation as No. 3 Kansas closed the game on an 18-3 run to complete a 58-49 come-from-behind victory over No. 14 West Virginia Wednesday night inside WVU Arena. Sophomore Devon Dotson led all scorers with 15 points as the Jayhawks claimed their ninth-straight win.

The Jayhawks moved to 21-3 on the year and 10-1 in Big 12 play. West Virginia fell to 18-6 in its 2019-20 campaign and 6-5 in league play.

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Kansas will return to Lawrence to play host to the Oklahoma Sooners on Saturday, Feb. 15. Tipoff from Allen Fieldhouse is slated for 11 a.m. (CT) on ESPN. Kansas is 149-68 all-time against OU, which includes a 66- 52 win in this season’s first meeting on Jan. 14 in Norman. The Jayhawks are 76-16 versus Oklahoma in games in Lawrence, which includes a 49-7 mark in contests inside Allen Fieldhouse. Kansas has won 18-straight against OU in Lawrence, a streak which began in 1994.

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Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2021 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.