Fourteen years ago Oklahoma and Kansas met for a championship game in Kansas City with the underdog Jayhawks pulling the upset over the heavily favored Sooners.
This time around the national championship wasn't at stake, but it was No. 4 Oklahoma who turned the tables on top-ranked Kansas, 64-55, en route to winning their second consecutive Big 12 Conference tournament title in Kansas City.
Hollis Price scored a game-high 23 points as the Sooners knocked off a No. 1 ranked team for the first time since the 1994-95 season, when they upended the then top-ranked Jayhawks in Norman.
Oklahoma jumped out on top from the opening tip and built a 29-19 halftime lead while holding Kansas to just seven field goals in the first half.
After a Jabahri Brown tip-in at the beginning of the second half that gave the Sooners a 12-point lead, Kansas went on a 9-0 run to cut OU's lead to to three, and would eventually tie the game at 41-41.
But Price, who was named the tournament MVP, had all the answers down the stretch hitting back-to-back three-pointers to push OU's lead to 57-49 with 4:13 left.
Kansas would later cut the lead to four with just under two minutes to go, but Price, Quannas White and Jabahri Brown each sank clutch free throws down the stretch to clinch the win.
Oklahoma's defense and toughness down the stretch was the difference, holding the nations' top scoring team 39 points below their season average.
The Sooners will now focus on the NCAA Tournament where they will be a No. 2 seed in the West Regional. Oklahoma will play Illinois-Chicago in the first round Friday at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.
OU-KU Box Score:
BACK TWO BACK!!!
Sooners Illustrated Top Stories
Mailbag: Is OU done at WR for #ST2k18?Are the Sooners done at WR for 2018? Hmm, yes... with a but qualifier.
Sooners IllustratedYesterday at 10:30 AM
Video: Brey Walker still 100 percent with OUOU commitment Brey Walker talks about why he's still 100 percent locked with Sooners.
Sooners IllustratedYesterday at 9:05 AM
Video: Baker Mayfield on OU's QBsOU quarterback Baker Mayfield talks about the depth in the quarterback room.
Sooners IllustratedTuesday at 8:45 AM
JaQuayln Crawford commits to OUAnother commit for OU and another in the Scout 300 with wide receiver JaQuayln Crawford.
Sooners IllustratedMonday at 4:28 PM
Sunderland removed from OU online rosterOU news and nuggets from Big 12 media day.
Sooners IllustratedMonday at 2:44 PM