Kansas won their 28th consecutive Big 12 opener on Wednesday, defeating the Oklahoma Sooners by a final score of 70-63. The victory also marked the 18th consecutive win against the Sooners in Allen Fieldhouse.
The Jayhawks led by 15 at halftime despite just five points from sensational forward Dedric Lawson.
Lagerald Vick had 9 points in the first half and freshman guard Quentin Grimes – who has struggled to get going the first half of the season – chipped in 11 points.
Oklahoma went on a 9-0 run to start the 2nd half however, and Kansas did not score their first point until almost six minutes in.
Going into the season, 3-point shooting was a noted concern for this Jayhawk team and it reared it’s ugly head again against the Sooners. The Jayhawks finished a dismal 4-21 for 19% on the night. The hawks also finished 14-22 for 63.6%. If this were the classroom that would be good for a D or D-.
Grimes finished the night with 14 points and two rebounds, while Dedric Lawson recorded his 9th double-double of the year with 13 points and 15 rebounds.
Freshman PG Devon Dotson continues to shine for the Jayhawks as he led all KU scorers with 16 points, including a Frank Mason-esque 7-8 from the free throw line.
Next, the Jayhawks will go on the road to face a tough Iowa State team in Hilton Colosseum on Saturday, Jan. 5 at 4 p.m. CT on ESPN2. The Cyclones are 11-2 and just defeated Oklahoma State 69-63 on the road in their first conference game.