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Kansas outlasts Okla. St. in 2OT

Published February 20, 2013 11:11 pm
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Stillwater, Okla. • Naadir Tharpe connected on a short jumper in the lane with 16.5 seconds left in the second overtime, lifting No. 9 Kansas to a 68-67 win over No. 14 Oklahoma State on Wednesday night.

Travis Releford scored 18 points and Jeff Withey had three double-overtime free throws among his 17 points for the Jayhawks (22-4, 10-4 Big 12), who are tied with No. 13 Kansas State for the conference lead with five games to go. Kansas has had at least a share of the Big 12 regular-season title for each of the past eight years, but that streak was in jeopardy against the surging Cowboys.

Markel Brown scored 20 points to lead Oklahoma State (19-6, 9-4), which had won seven straight — including snapping the Jayhawks' 33-game home winning streak at Allen Fieldhouse earlier this month.

Marcus Smart, Oklahoma State's star freshman, had 16 points but fouled out midway through the second extra period when he slammed into Releford after going airborne on a drive to the basket.

UNLV 61, No. 22 Colorado State 59 • At Las Vegas, Anthony Marshall's short jumper just inside the free-throw line with 7 seconds left to lift UNLV over Colorado State.

Bryce Dejean-Jones and Katin Reinhardt had 15 points each for the Runnin' Rebels (20-7, 7-5 Mountain West), and Marshall finished with 11. —

Wednesday's scores

• No. 3 Gonzaga 85,Santa Clara 42

• No. 8 Syracuse 84, Providence 59

• No. 9 Kansas 68,No. 14 Oklahoma St. 67 (2OT)

• No. 11 Georgetown 90, DePaul 66

• No. 12 Arizona 70, Washington 52

• No. 18 Ohio State 71, Minnesota 45

• No. 19 Wisconsin 69, Northwestern 41

• No. 21 Memphis 81, Houston 74

• UNLV 61, No. 22 Colorado St. 55




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