LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) Markel Brown permit released some sort of roar. Marcus Smart did a new cart-wheel and a back flip.
Travis Ford exhaled for that newbie most game.
After establishing a major first-half lead, Oklahoma State viewed everything melt away Saturday. But in a on the hard to find instances of any staff refusing to not win at violent Allen Fieldhouse, Brown and also Smart was able to carry elements jointly down the grow alongside second-ranked Kansas.
Together, they aided the Cowboys pull away a great 85-80 triumph that will finished the particular Jayhawks' nation-leading 18-game successful streak plus their particular 33-game skills at this Phog, too.
"We merely whip among the top groups with the country, as well as a superb team at that," mentioned Smart, whom had eight regarding their 25 details inside closing minutes. "It's challenging with regard to coaches and teams in to the future within property court docket to get some sort of victory. We're one of that few clubs which have performed it. We couldn't believe it."
That may possibly take into account his impromptu gymnastics.
"I appeared to be therefore ecstatic regarding the victory," the actual freshman said, "it just came if you ask me to be able to carry out it."
Brown completed having 28 items for any Cowboys (15-5, 5-3 Big 12), who hadn't beaten a top-5 crew on the highway considering knocking there are various Jayhawks on Jan. 2, 1958.
Oklahoma State stunned the actual Jayhawks through creating some sort of 14-point direct while in the primary half, nevertheless Kansas had pulled ahead 64-60 with a 3-pointer by Naadir Tharpe midway from the second half.
The Jayhawks nevertheless contributed by way of 6 months time when Phil Forte strike your 3-pointer with the wing with 4:15 remaining to commence your 13-2 charge, allowing Oklahoma State to be able to grab control.
The Cowboys' extended that lead to 77-69 with 50 minutes remaining, though the Jayhawks (19-2, 7-1) handled to play experienced defense and take benefit from a partners have missed free of charge throws. Andrew White I's 3-pointer produced it 78-75, and his / her no cost throw achieved it 78-76 with 36 mere seconds still left while in the game.
Forte, a strong 89-percent potent shooter, produced two on the collection to get back a cushion, in addition to White clarified along with a pair of of his / her own. Smart added in a free throw, and Johnson's layup reduce that Cowboys' lead to 81-80.
Forte comfortably designed not one but two much more free of charge throws along with 7.9 seconds remaining, along with Johnson flipped this ball around in the vicinity of mid-court prior to Kansas could receive up a new tying 3-point attempt. Forte bought ahold on the ball along with laid it inside at your buzzer to punctuate that victory.
"This place here, it truly is a single with the biggest surroundings with school basketball, against a great hockey team," mentioned Ford, which ended up 1-5 in his or her guiding employment against Kansas. "We realized the best way out for you to report one or two points. Really happy with your effort."
Forte done with 11 tips for that Cowboys, just about all with the 2nd half.
Ben McLemore possessed 23 things that will lead Kansas. Kevin Young additional 12 plus Jeff Withey had eight because Jayhawks lost at home for you to Oklahoma State with the first time given that Feb. 8, 1989.
"We didn't played very good within a few many days and also whatever," mentioned Jayhawks coach Bill Self, that lost regarding only eighth time around 165 video games at Allen Fieldhouse. "When you don't perform well, you will need to secure along with rebound, and many of us didn't complete that will value a garbage today. We acquired genital herpes virus treatments deserved."
Johnson's proceeds in this closing seconds ended up being this 16th belonging to the game with the poor Jayhawks. They additionally possessed 16 earlier inside the week, once they not been as successful for getting beyond West Virginia.
"We don't have a guard," Self stated despondently. "We do not own some sort of point guard."
Having one sure can be aided within the first half.
That's when the Cowboys needed deal with that has a 19-3 run, using the particular Jayhawks' unhealthy offense whilst qualifing for the tennis ball within the palms involving Brown, who have 11 tips in the surge.
"We were required to come out, strike these folks in this mouth and never allow the guests enter it," Brown said.
By plenty of time Brown appeared to be fouled simply by Johnson and changed the three-point have fun with along with 10:58 left inside half, Oklahoma State had some sort of 26-12 steer the largest by everyone resistant to the Jayhawks all season.
Kansas finally took a strong 11-3 work regarding it has the personal to receive back into the game, but Brown sent yet another 3-pointer out of a timeout and Oklahoma State managed that will retain some sort of 40-34 cause along at the break.
Brown done the initial 50 % along with 22 points, simply just a couple of away from their time high. The youngster keep was 7 regarding 10 from your field, your five regarding 7 in the arc and even acquired a couple assists.
Brown make one more a few out and about of halftime in advance of Kansas eventually started off that will execute.
McLemore encouraged the way in which along with 11 points during a 16-4, momentum-changing run. Twice he accomplished off alley-oops through Johnson, plus his lay-in having 13:23 eventually left gave Kansas a 50-47 lead.
Smart in addition to Brown turned down to make the Cowboys wilt, though.
Smart, exactly who considered Kansas in advance of deciding upon with the Cowboys, scored back-to-back baskets, plus Forte finally have scored soon after not well-known his first eight field-goal attempts. Brown then struck his seventh 3-pointer, pulling Oklahoma State within 59-58 together with just simply around 8-10 minutes left inside the game.
Forte added in his very first several occasions later, and Michael Cobbins implemented in place a forget simply by Forte which has a huge dunk of which permitted the particular Cowboys in order to regain some sort of 67-66 steer together with 3:45 remaining.
"They bought your finest involving us, definitely, on unpleasant rebounds," Withey said.
Le'Bryan Nash, who seem to had battled all gam, defeat the actual taken clock using a jumper together with 2:40 remaining this gave Oklahoma State a new 69-68 lead. And despite a number of tighten moments along this stretch, that they did more than enough on defensive and also with the break down brand in order to hang up on intended for a signature bank victory.
"It's a big win, profitable from Kansas. That's one of many greatest wins with our own period proper now," Nash said. "It was a fantastic win, but most of us still want more."