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No. 2 Kansas tops pesky Oklahoma State 87-80

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) No. 2 Kansas had the perfect remedy for its slow start: senior guard Frank Mason III.

Mason had 22 points, five rebounds and four assists, and the Jayhawks held off Oklahoma State 87-80 on Saturday.

Kansas (16-1, 5-0 Big 12) rallied for its 16th straight win and could move into the top spot when the AP poll comes out on Monday. No. 1 Baylor lost 89-68 to West Virginia on Tuesday.

When the Jayhawks fell behind early on against the Cowboys, Mason took over. He scored in transition. He connected from long range. He dished the ball around to open Jayhawks on the floor.

''(Mason's) bulldog mentality, he's getting that thing to the rim, he's going to make the stop, he's gonna sit down and guard,'' Oklahoma State coach Brad Underwood said. ''He's gonna do whatever it takes for that team to win. There's not many people that have that.''

Devonte' Graham scored 21 points for Kansas, and freshman Josh Jackson added 20 points and 11 rebounds. Svi Mykhailiuk scored 14 points, and Landen Lucas grabbed 12 rebounds.

The Jayhawks grabbed their first lead when Graham burst down the lane for a layup with 14:10 left. Graham also had a key 3-pointer and Mason got loose in transition to help Kansas to the tight victory.

Kansas went 5 for 20 from 3-point range.

''We didn't shoot the ball well at all today,'' coach Bill Self said. ''Devonte' made three and everybody else was pretty cold.''

Jeffrey Carroll scored 23 for Oklahoma State (10-7, 0-5), and Mitchell Solomon had 16 points. Jawun Evans finished with 15 on 6-for-22 shooting.

The Cowboys got off to a nice start, holding the Jayhawks to 10 points in the first 12 minutes. Oklahoma State ran out to an 11-point lead over that same span, aided by early buckets from Evans and Carroll.

QUOTABLE

''Not one second in my 30 years have I ever thought any game wasn't winnable,'' Underwood said. ''You're damn straight. I don't care who we play. I think we got a chance every single night to fight and to win. I expected to win tonight. If for one second I don't ever do that, Oklahoma State should quit paying me.''

POLL IMPLICATIONS

Kansas looks set to ascend to No. 1, but Self doesn't care very much about the rankings right now.

''I don't know what'll happen, if we'll be 1, if Villanova'll jump us or whatever,'' Self said. ''It's really not a big deal. I'd much rather be 5-0 in the league than be No. 1. At least we have that.''

BIG PICTURE

Kansas remains the lone undefeated team in Big 12 play, but a difficult stretch is looming at the end of the month. The Jayhawks visit West Virginia and Kentucky and host Baylor over a span of nine days. If the Jayhawks want to keep their hopes alive for their 13th straight Big 12 title, they'll have to find a way to give their starters adequate rest.

UP NEXT

Kansas travels to Ames, Iowa to take on the Iowa State on Monday.

Still in search of its first Big 12 win, Oklahoma State hosts No. 25 Kansas State on Wednesday.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
  Defensive rebound by Josh Jackson 13.0
  Jawun Evans missed 3-pt. jump shot 15.0
+ 1 Devonte' Graham made 2nd of 2 free throws 21.0
+ 1 Devonte' Graham made 1st of 2 free throws 21.0
  Personal foul on Phil Forte III 21.0
+ 2 Phil Forte III made jump shot 21.0
+ 1 Josh Jackson made 2nd of 2 free throws 36.0
  Josh Jackson missed 1st of 2 free throws 36.0
  Personal foul on Davon Dillard 36.0
  Defensive rebound by Josh Jackson 38.0
  Leyton Hammonds missed 3-pt. jump shot 40.0
Team Stats
Points 80 87
Field Goals 31-68 (45.6%) 26-59 (44.1%)
3-Pointers 7-19 (36.8%) 5-20 (25.0%)
Free Throws 11-14 (78.6%) 30-45 (66.7%)
Total Rebounds 36 45
Offensive 8 14
Defensive 23 28
Team 5 3
Assists 16 11
Steals 8 8
Blocks 3 5
Turnovers 10 10
Fouls 31 14
Technicals 0 0
23 PTS, 7 REB, 3 AST
22 PTS, 5 REB, 4 AST
12T
away team logo Oklahoma State 10-7 404080
home team logo 2 Kansas 16-1 365187
Team Stats
away team logo Oklahoma State 10-7 68.1 PPG 37.5 RPG 13.2 APG
home team logo 2 Kansas 16-1 75.7 PPG 41 RPG 13.3 APG
Key Players
00
J. Carroll G/F PPG RPG APG FG%
00
F. Mason III G PPG RPG APG FG%
Top Scorers
J. Carroll G/F 23 PTS 7 REB 3 AST
F. Mason III G 22 PTS 5 REB 4 AST
45.6 FG% 44.1
36.8 3PT FG% 25.0
78.6 FT% 66.7
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Carroll 23 7 3 9/14 3/3 2/2 2 33 0 0 1 0 7
M. Solomon 16 4 1 6/6 0/0 4/6 5 21 3 1 0 3 1
J. Evans 15 1 6 6/22 0/2 3/3 4 34 2 1 4 0 1
P. Forte III 10 6 1 3/10 2/8 2/2 2 34 1 0 1 1 5
L. Hammonds 0 0 0 0/1 0/1 0/0 4 9 1 1 0 0 0
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Carroll 23 7 3 9/14 3/3 2/2 2 33 0 0 1 0 7
M. Solomon 16 4 1 6/6 0/0 4/6 5 21 3 1 0 3 1
J. Evans 15 1 6 6/22 0/2 3/3 4 34 2 1 4 0 1
P. Forte III 10 6 1 3/10 2/8 2/2 2 34 1 0 1 1 5
L. Hammonds 0 0 0 0/1 0/1 0/0 4 9 1 1 0 0 0
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
L. Waters III 8 0 1 3/4 2/3 0/0 2 18 0 0 3 0 0
D. Dillard 6 8 3 3/7 0/1 0/1 3 20 1 0 1 3 5
B. Averette 2 4 0 1/2 0/0 0/0 3 15 0 0 0 1 3
C. McGriff 0 0 0 0/1 0/1 0/0 2 4 0 0 0 0 0
L. N'Guessan 0 1 1 0/1 0/0 0/0 3 12 0 0 0 0 1
T. Shine - - - - - - - - - - - - -
W. Lienhard - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Dziagwa - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Reeves - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 80 31 16 31/68 7/19 11/14 31 200 8 3 10 8 23
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
F. Mason III 22 5 4 6/16 1/4 9/12 3 39 1 0 2 1 4
D. Graham 21 3 4 8/14 3/7 2/4 0 36 2 1 1 1 2
J. Jackson 20 11 1 5/13 0/1 10/17 3 34 4 2 2 3 8
S. Mykhailiuk 14 4 1 5/10 1/6 3/4 4 32 1 1 1 1 3
L. Lucas 7 12 1 2/2 0/0 3/4 3 30 0 1 1 4 8
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
F. Mason III 22 5 4 6/16 1/4 9/12 3 39 1 0 2 1 4
D. Graham 21 3 4 8/14 3/7 2/4 0 36 2 1 1 1 2
J. Jackson 20 11 1 5/13 0/1 10/17 3 34 4 2 2 3 8
S. Mykhailiuk 14 4 1 5/10 1/6 3/4 4 32 1 1 1 1 3
L. Lucas 7 12 1 2/2 0/0 3/4 3 30 0 1 1 4 8
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
L. Vick 2 5 0 0/3 0/2 2/2 1 20 0 0 3 3 2
C. Bragg Jr. 1 2 0 0/1 0/0 1/2 0 9 0 0 0 1 1
T. Self - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Coleby - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Young - - - - - - - - - - - - -
U. Azubuike - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Lightfoot - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Vang - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 87 42 11 26/59 5/20 30/45 14 200 8 5 10 14 28