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Oklahoma State vs. Kansas: A look at the last four games in the series

In the Marcus Smart era, OSU is 2-2 vs. Kansas, with all four games decided in the final minute.
by Berry Tramel Published: March 12, 2014
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In the Marcus Smart era, OSU is 2-2 vs. Kansas, with all four games decided in the final minute:

Feb. 2, 2013

OSU 85, Kansas 80

The Cowboys jumped to a 14-point lead, KU rallied to take the lead, then OSU stormed back to snap the Jayhawks’ 33-game homecourt winning streak. Markel Brown scored 28 points and Marcus Smart had 25 points, nine rebounds and five steals, punctuating the performance with a victory-celebrating backflip on KU’s hallowed court.

Feb. 20, 2013

Kansas 68, OSU 67, 2 OTs

Nadir Tharpe sank the go-ahead basket with 16 seconds left, then Brown missed a jumper with seven seconds left, and KU ran out the clock. Smart fouled out midway through the second overtime. Brown led OSU with 20 points; Smart had 16 points but made just two of 14 shots.

Jan. 18, 2014

Kansas 80, OSU 78

Kansas zipped to a 47-30 halftime lead, but the Cowboys roared back. Smart’s layup with 24 seconds left cut KU’s lead to four, and Phil Forte’s 3-pointer with 5.7 seconds cut the lead to one. But after Frank Mason made one of two foul shots, he stripped Le’Bryan Nash just before the Cowboy could launch a 3-point shot.

March 1, 2014

OSU 72, Kansas 65

Smart scored 20 of his 21 points in the second half, when the Cowboys overcame a 10-point deficit. Smart scored 12 points in the final 7:20. KU led 52-42 with 10:05 left in the game.

by Berry Tramel
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Berry Tramel, a lifelong Oklahoman, sports fan and newspaper reader, joined The Oklahoman in 1991 and has served as beat writer, assistant sports editor, sports editor and columnist. Tramel grew up reading four daily newspapers — The Oklahoman,...
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