BACK TWO BACK!!!

Sooners win second consecutive Big 12 Conference Tournament title after knocking off top-ranked Kansas, 64-55, Sunday in Kansas City

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.

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