Kansas falls in overtime to No. 14 Texas, 75-72

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Texas guard Andrew Jones (1) celebrates in front of Kansas guard Christian Braun (2) after making a basket during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Courtney Ramey scored 15 points and made two free throws with a minute left in overtime to give Texas the lead as the 14th-ranked Longhorns earned a regular-season sweep of No. 17 Kansas with a 75-72 win.

Kansas had a chance to tie after Ramey’s free throws, but Jalen Wilson lost the ball driving for a layup. Kai Jones made one free throw for Texas with 5 seconds left for the final margin.

Ochai Ogbajai scored 17 points for Kansas, which had its five-game win streak snapped. The Jayhawks lost to Texas twice in the regular season for the first time since the Big 12 went to round-robin play in 2011-2012.

NOTES

  • Kansas’ 43 first half points marks the sixth time this season KU has scored 40 or more points in the first half, including the second in Big 12 play. The Jayhawks scored 49 points against TCU on January 5.
  • The overtime effort was Kansas’ first game of the season and the last overtime game since Nov. 27, 2019, when the Jayhawks defeated Dayton, 90-84, in the Maui Invitational title game.
  • Five Jayhawks scored in double-figures, including Jalen Wilson, Christian Braun, Ochai Agbaji, David McCormack and Bryce Thompson, marking the sixth time this season and second straight game Kansas had five or more players in double-figures. The Jayhawks are 4-2 in those games.
  • Junior Ochai Agbaji connected on 5-of-11 from beyond the arc, marking his 13th game this season with three or more 3-pointers in a game, including the 21st of his career.
  • Redshirt-freshman Jalen Wilson brought down 13 rebounds, marking the 21st time this season he grabbed five or more. Wilson leads KU and ranks third in the Big 12 which 8.0 rebounds per game.
  • Paired with his 13 rebounds, Wilson scored 16 points, marking his ninth double-double this season including his second-straight and sixth in his last seven games.
  • Freshman Bryce Thompson scored 11 points, a season-high in Big 12 Conference play and the most since scoring 12 points against Gonzaga on November 26.

UP NEXT

Kansas plays its last home game of the regular-season against Baylor on Feb. 27, at 7 p.m. on ESPN. Kansas leads the all-time series with Baylor, 33-7, including a 17-1 in games played in Lawrence, 16-1 in Allen Fieldhouse. Earlier this season, Baylor defeated Kansas, 77-69, on Jan. 18, 2021, in Waco, Texas.

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