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Moss scores 20 points, No. 6 Kansas beats Oklahoma 66-52

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) Isaiah Moss made the transition from reserve to starter look easy.

The graduate transfer scored 20 points in his first start for Kansas and helped the sixth-ranked Jayhawks beat Oklahoma 66-52 on Tuesday night.

Moss stepped in for leading scorer Devon Dotson, who sat out with a hip injury, and made 6 of 11 3-pointers. Moss was well prepared to move into the starting five - he had started every game he played in the previous two seasons at Iowa.

''We learned in shootaround that Devon wasn't going to play,'' Moss said. ''Devon is a big part of our offense. So we knew that all the guards would have to step up. We did that tonight. I felt like I got some momentum going hitting some early shots and just felt comfortable tonight.''

Udoka Azubuike had 16 points and 14 rebounds and Marcus Garrett added 15 points for the Jayhawks (13-3, 3-1 Big 12), who bounced back from a loss to Baylor last Saturday.

It wasn't pretty, but Kansas coach Bill Self was fine with that. His Jayhawks overcame a sluggish first half to shoot 50% from the field after the break.

''We scored 66 points and it felt like we were on fire tonight,'' Self said. ''That's how hard it is to score in this league. It could be a first one to 60 and I know that's not very exciting to everyone. That is the type of grind-out game that the NCAA Tournament games typically are.''

Kristian Doolittle had 13 points and 10 rebounds for Oklahoma (11-5, 2-2), but he made just 5 of 18 shots. De'Vion Harmon scored 13 points and Brady Manek added 10 points for the Sooners.

Oklahoma shot 31% from the field, including 8 of 29 from 3-point range.

''I thought we did a great job defending OU's scorers on the perimeter,'' Self said. ''That was probably the biggest thing for us.''

Oklahoma struggled to deal with Azubuike, a 7-foot, 255-pound center.

''We knew we had a mismatch with them inside,'' Azubuike said. ''They have a bunch of guys who like to shoot the ball. So we had to move our feet and get out on them. Our bigs are what make us go.''

The Sooners had won home games against the Jayhawks the previous two years, and it looked like they might get another one. Kansas led 28-27 at the break after a back-and-forth first half.

Kansas controlled the early part of the second half, but a 3-pointer by Doolittle cut Kansas' lead to 49-45. Garrett answered with a 3-pointer, and then Azubuike dunked to put Kansas in control for good.

Oklahoma coach Lon Kruger and the Sooners couldn't find any answers in their second straight loss.

''There are no shortcuts to making the improvements we need to make,'' he said. ''I like a lot of the looks we had, but we obviously need even better looks. I thought we went through a stretch in the second half where they simply rebounded the ball better than us. We were looking, searching through a list of things.''

BIG PICTURE

Kansas: The Jayhawks were solid without their scoring leader. Dotson averages 18 points per game, but the No. 2 scorer heading into the game was Azubuike with 12.6.

Oklahoma: The Sooners became too dependent on the 3-point shot, taking nearly half their shots from beyond the arc. They couldn't find scoring elsewhere when outside shots weren't falling, going 11 for 33 inside the 3-point line. Oklahoma could have used a win against a highly ranked team.

OUT OF RETIREMENT

Top Daug returned as an Oklahoma mascot on Tuesday after being retired for 15 years. The mascot is most associated with Oklahoma's run of success under coach Billy Tubbs starting in the mid-1980s. Top Daug was retired in 2004 and was brought back once, for a men's game in 2008 as a part of a 1988 Final Four reunion.

STAT LINES

Oklahoma had just five turnovers, and no Sooner player had more than one.

UP NEXT

Kansas: Visits Texas on Saturday.

Oklahoma: Hosts TCU on Saturday.

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1st Half

Time Team Play Score
20:00   Jumpball received by Kansas  
19:42   David McCormack missed jump shot  
19:40   Defensive rebound by Austin Reaves  
19:28   Kristian Doolittle missed jump shot  
19:26   Defensive rebound by Marcus Garrett  
19:15   Lost ball turnover on David McCormack, stolen by De'Vion Harmon  
18:59   Kristian Doolittle missed jump shot  
18:57   Defensive rebound by Marcus Garrett  
18:36   Marcus Garrett missed layup, blocked by Brady Manek  
18:34   Offensive rebound by Kansas  
18:30   Marcus Garrett missed jump shot  
18:28   Offensive rebound by Marcus Garrett  
18:24 +3 Isaiah Moss made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Ochai Agbaji 3-0
18:06   Kristian Doolittle missed 3-pt. jump shot  
18:04   Defensive rebound by David McCormack  
17:56 +2 David McCormack made jump shot, assist by Udoka Azubuike 5-0
17:37 +2 Brady Manek made jump shot 5-2
17:18   Isaiah Moss missed 3-pt. jump shot  
17:16   Defensive rebound by Jamal Bieniemy  
17:08   De'Vion Harmon missed 3-pt. jump shot  
17:06   Defensive rebound by Isaiah Moss  
16:48   Bad pass turnover on Udoka Azubuike, stolen by Austin Reaves  
16:41   Shooting foul on Ochai Agbaji  
16:41   Austin Reaves missed 1st of 2 free throws  
16:41 +1 Austin Reaves made 2nd of 2 free throws 5-3
16:26 +2 Udoka Azubuike made layup 7-3
16:11   De'Vion Harmon missed 3-pt. jump shot  
16:09   Defensive rebound by Udoka Azubuike  
15:58 +2 Isaiah Moss made jump shot 9-3
15:38 +3 Jamal Bieniemy made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Kristian Doolittle 9-6
15:22   David McCormack missed jump shot  
15:20   Offensive rebound by Isaiah Moss  
15:04   Bad pass turnover on Ochai Agbaji, stolen by Austin Reaves  
14:55   Kristian Doolittle missed 3-pt. jump shot  
14:53   Defensive rebound by David McCormack  
14:45   Ochai Agbaji missed jump shot, blocked by Brady Manek  
14:43   Defensive rebound by Jamal Bieniemy  
14:38 +2 De'Vion Harmon made layup, assist by Jamal Bieniemy 9-8
14:29   Offensive foul on David McCormack  
14:29   Turnover on David McCormack  
14:19 +2 Kristian Doolittle made alley-oop shot, assist by Jamal Bieniemy 9-10
13:57 +2 Marcus Garrett made jump shot 11-10
13:42   Jumpball received by Oklahoma  
13:39   Austin Reaves missed jump shot, blocked by Christian Braun  
13:37   Defensive rebound by Isaiah Moss  
13:33   Personal foul on Kur Kuath  
13:15 +3 Isaiah Moss made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Marcus Garrett 14-10
12:48 +3 De'Vion Harmon made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Jalen Hill 14-13
12:24   Tristan Enaruna missed jump shot  
12:22   Defensive rebound by Kristian Doolittle  
12:07   Kristian Doolittle missed jump shot  
12:05   Offensive rebound by Jalen Hill  
12:04   Jalen Hill missed layup, blocked by Udoka Azubuike  
12:02   Offensive rebound by Jalen Hill  
12:02   Personal foul on Isaiah Moss  
12:02   Shooting foul on Tristan Enaruna  
12:02 +1 Jamal Bieniemy made 1st of 2 free throws 14-14
12:02   Jamal Bieniemy missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
12:02   Defensive rebound by Silvio De Sousa  
11:31   Ochai Agbaji missed jump shot  
11:29   Defensive rebound by Jalen Hill  
11:02   De'Vion Harmon missed layup  
11:00   Defensive rebound by Silvio De Sousa  
10:42   Christian Braun missed 3-pt. jump shot  
10:40   Defensive rebound by Brady Manek  
10:12   Jalen Hill missed 3-pt. jump shot  
10:10   Defensive rebound by Tristan Enaruna  
10:02   Bad pass turnover on Tristan Enaruna, stolen by Kur Kuath  
9:56   Brady Manek missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:54   Defensive rebound by Silvio De Sousa  
9:39   Isaiah Moss missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:37   Offensive rebound by Udoka Azubuike  
9:31   Personal foul on Jalen Hill  
9:21 +2 Ochai Agbaji made layup 16-14
9:04 +3 Brady Manek made 3-pt. jump shot 16-17
8:49   Ochai Agbaji missed jump shot  
8:47   Defensive rebound by Jalen Hill  
8:42 +3 Kristian Doolittle made 3-pt. jump shot 16-20
8:32   Shooting foul on Jalen Hill  
8:32   Marcus Garrett missed 1st of 2 free throws  
8:32 +1 Marcus Garrett made 2nd of 2 free throws 17-20
8:14   Kristian Doolittle missed jump shot  
8:12   Defensive rebound by Udoka Azubuike  
7:56 +2 Udoka Azubuike made dunk 19-20
7:31   Brady Manek missed jump shot  
7:29   Defensive rebound by Udoka Azubuike  
7:10   Ochai Agbaji missed 3-pt. jump shot  
7:08   Defensive rebound by Kristian Doolittle  
7:08   Personal foul on Udoka Azubuike  
6:48   Bad pass turnover on Alondes Williams, stolen by Christian Braun  
6:34   Udoka Azubuike missed dunk  
6:32   Defensive rebound by Oklahoma  
6:23   Kristian Doolittle missed jump shot  
6:21   Defensive rebound by Marcus Garrett  
6:11   Isaiah Moss missed jump shot  
6:09   Offensive rebound by Udoka Azubuike  
6:05 +2 Udoka Azubuike made dunk 21-20
5:56   Austin Reaves missed 3-pt. jump shot  
5:54   Offensive rebound by Brady Manek  
5:41   Bad pass turnover on Brady Manek, stolen by Ochai Agbaji  
5:25 +2 Marcus Garrett made layup 23-20
5:09   Brady Manek missed 3-pt. jump shot  
5:07   Defensive rebound by Udoka Azubuike  
4:38   Udoka Azubuike missed hook shot  
4:36   Defensive rebound by Jamal Bieniemy  
4:28   Brady Manek missed layup  
4:26   Offensive rebound by Brady Manek  
4:22   Brady Manek missed tip-in  
4:13   Offensive rebound by Brady Manek  
4:13   Brady Manek missed tip-in  
4:11   Defensive rebound by Ochai Agbaji  
4:08 +2 Marcus Garrett made layup 25-20
4:08   Shooting foul on De'Vion Harmon  
4:08   Marcus Garrett missed free throw  
4:08   Defensive rebound by Austin Reaves  
3:51   Kristian Doolittle missed jump shot  
3:49   Defensive rebound by Ochai Agbaji  
3:33   Marcus Garrett missed layup  
3:31   Defensive rebound by Kristian Doolittle  
3:22 +2 Kristian Doolittle made jump shot 25-22
3:22   Shooting foul on Christian Braun  
3:22 +1 Kristian Doolittle made free throw 25-23
2:57   Shooting foul on Austin Reaves  
2:57   Tristan Enaruna missed 1st of 2 free throws  
2:57   Tristan Enaruna missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
2:57   Defensive rebound by Brady Manek  
2:32   Personal foul on David McCormack  
2:32 +1 Austin Reaves made 1st of 2 free throws 25-24
2:32   Austin Reaves missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
2:32   Defensive rebound by Udoka Azubuike  
2:13   Ochai Agbaji missed 3-pt. jump shot  
2:11   Offensive rebound by Udoka Azubuike  
2:07 +2 Udoka Azubuike made dunk 27-24
1:53   Lost ball turnover on Kristian Doolittle, stolen by Udoka Azubuike  
1:44   Christian Braun missed 3-pt. jump shot  
1:42   Defensive rebound by Kristian Doolittle  
1:32 +3 De'Vion Harmon made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Jamal Bieniemy 27-27
1:11   Shooting foul on Jamal Bieniemy  
1:11 +1 Marcus Garrett made 1st of 2 free throws 28-27
1:11   Marcus Garrett missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
1:11   Offensive rebound by Christian Braun  
1:05   Isaiah Moss missed 3-pt. jump shot  
1:03   Defensive rebound by Kristian Doolittle  
40.0   Austin Reaves missed jump shot, blocked by Udoka Azubuike  
38.0   Defensive rebound by Ochai Agbaji  
17.0   Personal foul on Kristian Doolittle  
17.0   Marcus Garrett missed free throw  
17.0   Defensive rebound by Kristian Doolittle  
1.0   De'Vion Harmon missed layup, blocked by Udoka Azubuike  
0.0   Offensive rebound by Oklahoma  
0.0   End of period  

2nd Half

Time Team Play Score
19:47 +2 Udoka Azubuike made hook shot 30-27
19:27   Austin Reaves missed 3-pt. jump shot  
19:25   Offensive rebound by Kristian Doolittle  
19:21   Brady Manek missed 3-pt. jump shot  
19:19   Defensive rebound by Isaiah Moss  
19:02 +2 Ochai Agbaji made jump shot 32-27
18:33   Austin Reaves missed 3-pt. jump shot  
18:31   Offensive rebound by Kristian Doolittle  
18:27 +3 De'Vion Harmon made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Kristian Doolittle 32-30
18:12   Personal foul on Kristian Doolittle  
18:11   Personal foul on Kristian Doolittle  
18:01   Bad pass turnover on Udoka Azubuike, stolen by De'Vion Harmon  
17:30   Brady Manek missed 3-pt. jump shot  
17:29   Offensive rebound by Oklahoma  
17:29   Shot clock violation turnover on Oklahoma  
17:13   Udoka Azubuike missed hook shot, blocked by Kur Kuath  
17:11   Defensive rebound by Austin Reaves  
17:04 +2 Jamal Bieniemy made jump shot 32-32
16:43 +3 Isaiah Moss made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Christian Braun 35-32
16:21 +2 Kur Kuath made alley-oop shot, assist by Austin Reaves 35-34
15:55 +2 Udoka Azubuike made dunk, assist by Marcus Garrett 37-34
15:29 +2 Brady Manek made alley-oop shot, assist by Jamal Bieniemy 37-36
15:11 +3 Isaiah Moss made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Ochai Agbaji 40-36
14:46   Jamal Bieniemy missed jump shot  
14:44   Defensive rebound by Marcus Garrett  
14:32 +2 Udoka Azubuike made dunk, assist by Isaiah Moss 42-36
13:56   De'Vion Harmon missed 3-pt. jump shot  
13:54   Defensive rebound by Christian Braun  
13:23   Marcus Garrett missed layup  
13:23   Offensive rebound by Kansas  
13:23   Shot clock violation turnover on Kansas  
13:13   Kristian Doolittle missed jump shot  
13:11   Defensive rebound by Christian Braun  
12:49   Bad pass turnover on Udoka Azubuike, stolen by Kristian Doolittle  
12:29   Brady Manek missed 3-pt. jump shot  
12:27   Defensive rebound by Udoka Azubuike  
12:02   Marcus Garrett missed layup, blocked by Jalen Hill  
12:00   Defensive rebound by Kristian Doolittle  
11:52 +2 Jalen Hill made jump shot 42-38
11:26   Christian Braun missed layup  
11:24   Defensive rebound by Kristian Doolittle  
11:22   Shooting foul on Marcus Garrett  
11:22 +1 Jalen Hill made 1st of 2 free throws 42-39
11:22 +1 Jalen Hill made 2nd of 2 free throws 42-40
11:09   Shooting foul on Brady Manek  
11:09 +1 Udoka Azubuike made 1st of 2 free throws 43-40
11:09 +1 Udoka Azubuike made 2nd of 2 free throws 44-40
10:48   Brady Manek missed jump shot  
10:46   Defensive rebound by Udoka Azubuike  
10:32   Offensive foul on Udoka Azubuike  
10:32   Turnover on Udoka Azubuike  
10:19   Brady Manek missed jump shot  
10:17   Defensive rebound by Ochai Agbaji  
10:04   Tristan Enaruna missed layup  
10:02   Offensive rebound by Tristan Enaruna  
9:58 +2 Tristan Enaruna made layup 46-40
9:52   Personal foul on Udoka Azubuike  
9:45   Bad pass turnover on Austin Reaves, stolen by Tristan Enaruna  
9:41   Ochai Agbaji missed layup, blocked by Kristian Doolittle  
9:39   Defensive rebound by Oklahoma  
9:24 +2 Kristian Doolittle made jump shot 46-42
9:06   Personal foul on Jamal Bieniemy  
8:56   David McCormack missed jump shot  
8:54   Offensive rebound by Tristan Enaruna  
8:48 +3 Isaiah Moss made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Marcus Garrett 49-42
8:33   De'Vion Harmon missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:32   Defensive rebound by Kansas  
8:20   Marcus Garrett missed jump shot  
8:18   Defensive rebound by Jalen Hill  
7:57 +3 Kristian Doolittle made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Austin Reaves 49-45
7:38 +3 Marcus Garrett made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Ochai Agbaji 52-45
7:26   Kristian Doolittle missed 3-pt. jump shot  
7:24   Defensive rebound by Tristan Enaruna  
7:07