Oklahoma rallied to tie the game at 51, but Kansas responded with a 9-4 run, including four critical free throws from Chalmers to reestablish a lead it would not surrender. For the game, Chalmers finished 10-of-12 from the charity stripe.
Kansas took a 33-19 lead into halftime behind Wright's 12 points and four rebounds. Wright wasted little time getting involved in the game, scoring KU's first six points and assisting on the next two possessions. Junior Russell Robinson returned after missing last Saturday's Iowa State game and quickly scored two lay-ups. In the half, the Jayhawks continued to employ suffocating defense, limiting the Sooners to seven field goals and 24-percent shooting from the field (7-of-29).
Kansas returns home for the season finale against nationally-ranked Texas on Saturday, March 3. The game will tip at 11 a.m. and will be televised on CBS. KU will open Big 12 Championship play on Friday, March 9, at the Ford Center in Oklahoma City. Seed, opponent and game time are yet to be determined.
Story courtesy: KUAC