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Lawson helps send No. 15 Kansas past Oklahoma State 72-67

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) After nearly knocking off No. 11 Texas Tech, Oklahoma State was in position to take down No. 15 Kansas.

Again, the Cowboys came up short.

Kansas escaped with a 72-67 victory Saturday, with Dedric Lawson scoring 20 points and matching a season high with 15 rebounds. He also had three steals for his 18th double-double of the season.

Quentin Grimes added 17 points for the Jayhawks (22-7, 11-5 Big 12), who have won five of their last six games.

''We did play with a sense of urgency, even thought it may not have turned out the way we wanted to, but I wouldn't have blamed it on that at all,'' Kansas coach Bill Self said. ''It wasn't because we played poorly, it was just because Oklahoma State played well.''

Cam McGriff had 19 points and eight rebounds for Oklahoma State (10-19, 3-13) before fouling out with 1:38 remaining. Curtis Jones had 19 points and five rebounds off the bench.

''I'll say this about my team, they embody the spirit that I want this program to be about,'' OSU coach Mike Boynton said. ''They're doing probably one of the hardest things to do, which is not allowing the results to affect the process. They're trying to make sure that their process gives them a chance to affect the results.''

The Cowboys, who led most of the way, have lost three in a row and eight of nine, including the 84-80 overtime loss to Texas Tech three days earlier.

''I wouldn't say it's frustrating,'' McGriff said. ''We just keep on building that foundation brick by brick. If we come out and continue to play like we've been playing, good things will come. We definitely don't take any moral victories, but we can definitely say we're heading in the right direction.''

McGriff's layup and free throw with 4:02 remaining gave Oklahoma State a 67-64 lead. But the Cowboys didn't score again, missing their last five shots. With Kansas up 68-67 and 14 seconds left, Thomas Dziagwa missed a 3-pointer.

After Lawson made two free throws, Lindy Waters had an open 3 from the right corner with seven seconds to go, but it bounced off the rim. Waters, who hit 7 of 10 from beyond the arc against Texas Tech on Wednesday, entered the day leading the Big 12 with a .469 3-point shooting percentage.

''At the end of the day,'' Boynton said. ''We got what we wanted, we had the best 3-point shooter in the conference. That's why you don't get caught up in that. You can't. I'll take that shot again if we had to go play it over right now.''

BIG PICTURE

Kansas: The Jayhawks had their worst first-half shooting percentage of the season, connecting on just 33 percent, including just 3 of 12 from 3-point range. They missed their last four of the half and the first two of the second before things got better.

Oklahoma State: The Cowboys have been doing well of late with 3-pointers. They made 11 of 29 (38 percent), including 7 of 14 in the first half. That came after Oklahoma State hit a school-record 17 3-pointers in the OT loss to Texas Tech.

STAT OF THE NIGHT

Kansas connected on 20 of 23 free throws while Oklahoma State was 2 of 5. There were a number of contentious calls that had the home fans booing. ''I'm going to leave that alone,'' Boynton said. ''It is what it is, they called them. They're not going to change it now.''

TIP-INS

Kansas outrebounded Oklahoma State 41-34, including a 19-14 advantage in the second half. . After Dziagwa and Waters combined to make 13 of 19 3-pointers against Texas Tech, the duo was a combined 5 of 16 on Saturday. . The 17 points by Grimes was the most he's scored since he had 19 in a 77-60 loss to Iowa State on Jan. 5.

UP NEXT

Kansas: The Jayhawks visit Oklahoma on Tuesday in hopes of a season sweep. They won the first game 70-63 on Jan. 2.

Oklahoma State: The Cowboys play at Baylor on Wednesday, looking to avenge their 73-69 loss at home Jan. 14.

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Key Players
D. Lawson
1 F
C. McGriff
12 F
33.9 Min. Per Game 33.9
12.3 Pts. Per Game 12.3
1.7 Ast. Per Game 1.7
7.5 Reb. Per Game 7.5
49.1 Field Goal % 37.8
35.8 Three Point % 30.0
79.6 Free Throw % 76.0
  Bad pass turnover on Isaac Likekele, stolen by Quentin Grimes 3.0
+ 1 Ochai Agbaji made 2nd of 2 free throws 4.0
+ 1 Ochai Agbaji made 1st of 2 free throws 4.0
  Personal foul on Lindy Waters III 4.0
  Defensive rebound by Ochai Agbaji 5.0
  Lindy Waters III missed 3-pt. jump shot 7.0
+ 1 Dedric Lawson made 2nd of 2 free throws 14.0
+ 1 Dedric Lawson made 1st of 2 free throws 14.0
  Personal foul on Thomas Dziagwa 14.0
  Shot clock violation turnover on Oklahoma State 14.0
  Offensive rebound by Oklahoma State 13.0
Team Stats
Points 72 67
Field Goals 22-56 (39.3%) 27-63 (42.9%)
3-Pointers 8-23 (34.8%) 11-29 (37.9%)
Free Throws 20-23 (87.0%) 2-5 (40.0%)
Total Rebounds 41 34
Offensive 10 5
Defensive 30 24
Team 1 5
Assists 14 11
Steals 6 3
Blocks 3 6
Turnovers 15 10
Fouls 14 18
Technicals 0 0
20 PTS, 15 REB
19 PTS, 5 REB, 1 AST
12T
away team logo 15 Kansas 22-7 324072
home team logo Oklahoma State 10-19 373067
Team Stats
away team logo 15 Kansas 22-7 75.7 PPG 41 RPG 13.3 APG
home team logo Oklahoma State 10-19 68.1 PPG 37.5 RPG 13.2 APG
Key Players
1
D. Lawson F 19.4 PPG 10.3 RPG 1.7 APG 49.0 FG%
12
C. McGriff F 12.3 PPG 7.4 RPG 1.7 APG 38.1 FG%
Top Scorers
D. Lawson F 20 PTS 15 REB 0 AST
C. McGriff F 19 PTS 8 REB 0 AST
39.3 FG% 42.9
34.8 3PT FG% 37.9
87.0 FT% 40.0
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
D. Lawson 20 15 0 5/11 1/1 9/9 1 34 3 0 4 4 11
Q. Grimes 17 4 3 6/11 4/7 1/2 3 36 1 0 3 1 3
O. Agbaji 11 5 2 3/10 3/8 2/3 2 29 0 1 0 0 5
D. McCormack 5 3 1 1/4 0/0 3/4 1 11 0 1 1 0 3
D. Dotson 4 4 4 2/10 0/4 0/0 4 32 0 0 5 2 2
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
D. Lawson 20 15 0 5/11 1/1 9/9 1 34 3 0 4 4 11
Q. Grimes 17 4 3 6/11 4/7 1/2 3 36 1 0 3 1 3
O. Agbaji 11 5 2 3/10 3/8 2/3 2 29 0 1 0 0 5
D. McCormack 5 3 1 1/4 0/0 3/4 1 11 0 1 1 0 3
D. Dotson 4 4 4 2/10 0/4 0/0 4 32 0 0 5 2 2
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
M. Lightfoot 7 1 3 2/3 0/0 3/3 1 17 1 1 0 0 1
M. Garrett 6 6 0 2/3 0/1 2/2 0 27 1 0 0 2 4
K. Lawson 2 1 0 1/4 0/2 0/0 0 6 0 0 1 1 0
C. Moore 0 1 1 0/0 0/0 0/0 2 8 0 0 1 0 1
L. Vick - - - - - - - - - - - - -
U. Azubuike - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Teahan - - - - - - - - - - - - -
S. De Sousa - - - - - - - - - - - - -
E. Elliott - - - - - - - - - - - - -
G. Luinstra - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 72 40 14 22/56 8/23 20/23 14 200 6 3 15 10 30
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
C. McGriff 19 8 0 8/19 2/9 1/1 5 38 1 1 0 2 6
T. Dziagwa 15 5 1 6/16 3/10 0/0 4 38 0 0 2 0 5
L. Waters III 6 0 2 2/6 2/6 0/0 3 25 0 0 1 0 0
Y. Anei 4 6 0 2/7 0/0 0/2 4 28 1 4 4 2 4
I. Likekele 4 4 6 2/6 0/0 0/0 0 33 1 0 2 0 4
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
C. McGriff 19 8 0 8/19 2/9 1/1 5 38 1 1 0 2 6
T. Dziagwa 15 5 1 6/16 3/10 0/0 4 38 0 0 2 0 5
L. Waters III 6 0 2 2/6 2/6 0/0 3 25 0 0 1 0 0
Y. Anei 4 6 0 2/7 0/0 0/2 4 28 1 4 4 2 4
I. Likekele 4 4 6 2/6 0/0 0/0 0 33 1 0 2 0 4
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
C. Jones 19 5 1 7/9 4/4 1/2 0 29 0 0 0 1 4
D. Demuth 0 0 1 0/0 0/0 0/0 2 7 0 1 1 0 0
D. Mitchell 0 1 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1
T. Reeves - - - - - - - - - - - - -
L. Major - - - - - - - - - - - - -
G. Simpson - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Taylor - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Wagner - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Hadlock - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 67 29 11 27/63 11/29 2/5 18 200 3 6 10 5 24