The Jayhawks trailed by 15 in the second half, but fought back to tie the game at 64-64 with 3:26 remaining.
Senior Wayne Simen led the Jayhawks with 17 points and nine rebounds.
Senior Keith Langford scored five points, but played just three minutes in the game because of a first half injury.
"We have made the Big 12 tournament tougher on ourselves now," Kansas head coach Bill Self said. "If we are fortunate to get by Kansas State or Texas A&M, which won't be easy, we are going to have a very tough road to win the tournament."
Sophomore Linas Kleiza had 15 points and grabbed a game-high 14 rebounds in the win.
With KU's 12-4 record in conference play, the Jayhawks have tied Oklahoma for the regular season Big 12 Championship. Kansas (22-5 overall) will await the winner of Kansas State and Texas A&M in the second round of the Big 12 Tournament, Friday night at 6 p.m.
Story courtesy: KUAC