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Kansas Downs Oklahoma State 80-78 - Match Report

Kansas earned an 80-78 victory over Oklahoma State on Saturday, getting 21 points from Naadir Tharpe at Allen Fieldhouse.

Bettors who backed Kansas were disappointed, as they failed to cover the closing number of 5.

Kansas got 13 points from Joel Embiid and another 9 points from Wayne Selden, Jr.. Naadir Tharpe contributed 6 assists, while Joel Embiid cleaned the glass with 11 rebounds.

Oklahoma State got a 23-point performance from Phil Forte, III, who was supported by 16 points from Marcus Smart. Marcus Smart had 9 assists in a losing cause for Oklahoma State, while Marcus Smart grabbed 10 rebounds.

Kansas led at halftime, 47-30.

The rebound battle favored Kansas as they grabbed 37 boards, while Oklahoma State only had 33.