NCAAB Game Recap - Kansas State at Oklahoma
Sat Jan 4, 2020 1:00 PM EST

Pepp
70
Gonz
75
F
Duke
95
Mia-FL
62
F
WVU
53
Kansas
60
F
Oreg
69
Utah
64
F
Tex
44
Baylor
59
F
FlaSt
78
Lou
65
F
Aub
80
MisSt
68
F
UGA
65
Mem
62
F
Vill
60
Marq
71
F
Crei
57
Butl
71
F
SDSU
77
UtSt
68
F
Ind
59
MD
75
F
Mizzu
59
KY
71
F
VaTec
39
UVA
65
F
Iowa
86
PSU
89
F
OkSt
50
TxTch
85
F
Miss
54
WichSt
74
F
AzSt
47
Ariz
75
F
LSU
78
Tenn
64
F
Wake
69
Pitt
65
F
Akr
69
E MI
45
F
NCSU
70
Clem
81
F
Wyo
61
ColSt
72
F
KansSt
61
Okla
66
F
FaDi
77
Bry
73
F
Samf
78
VMI
75
F
UMassL
86
UMBC
73
F(OT)
WCU
86
Citad
82
F
Seatt
86
ChiSt
54
F
UConn
60
SoFL
75
F
Morg
81
DelSt
68
F
Prov
66
DeP
65
F
LongI
73
MtStM
82
F(2OT)
N TX
67
Marsh
64
F
UCIrv
73
Harv
77
F
UNH
52
Hartfo
61
F
GASt
72
CoCar
74
F
MiaO
82
CenMI
93
F
Winth
87
Campbl
72
F
NIU
73
Buff
72
F
TxSt
70
ArkSt
67
F
SthAL
49
ULMo
69
F
AbCh
74
Lamar
62
F
TexAr
89
ArkLR
92
F
USC-Up
73
Longw
56
F
Presb
68
GWebb
62
F
YSU
74
Clev
82
F
TNTec
72
MorSt
83
F
StFPA
93
CenCT
69
F
ETSU
56
Furm
65
F
Cin
71
Tul
76
F
ND
88
Syr
87
F
GaSo
72
App
74
F
MTSt
53
S UT
59
F
McNee
69
CenAR
79
F
IlSt
55
SIU
67
F
RobM
69
(N/A)
58
F
Albany
74
Bingha
62
F
Lib
65
NJIT
38
F
W&M
66
NE
64
F
MidTN
62
Charl
68
F
Elon
75
Hof
102
F
UTEP
56
FlAtl
59
F
JacSt
80
E KY
71
F
JMU
69
Charl
85
F
How
66
MD-ES
78
F
FlaAM
45
NCC
61
F
NFla
81
N AL
65
F
SeLA
84
TXAMC
80
F
Stetsn
57
KennSt
54
F
HiPt
62
Radf
73
F
Chat
70
Mercer
61
F
Ohio
65
W MI
77
F
SCSt
79
Copp
75
F
TN-M
63
APSU
82
F
USD
63
SCla
80
F
Rice
61
W Ky
68
F
SoMis
50
LaTec
78
F
PorSt
69
E WA
71
F
W IL
56
SDSt
91
F
E IL
55
Belm
87
F
ArkPB
80
MsVl
76
F
(N/A)
75
CSNor
109
F
IaSt
79
TCU
81
F(OT)
GaTec
96
UNC
83
F
Bois
66
Nev
83
F
Web
64
NoAZ
72
F
IndSt
76
Drake
80
F
Alab
98
Fla
104
F(2OT)
SIU-E
74
TNSt
79
F
AlSt
67
JackSt
70
F
ChaSo
85
Hamp
92
F
Alc
70
PVAM
84
F
BethC
72
Norf
85
F
Nich
70
SamH
58
F
AlaAM
60
Gram
70
F
Lipsco
61
FlGlf
68
F
UNCG
92
Woff
98
F(2OT)
UCLA
71
WaSt
79
F(OT)
SJSU
64
Fres
79
F
Valpa
81
Evans
79
F(OT)
TexAM
59
Ark
69
F
SacHr
81
Wagn
74
F
Princ
78
Penn
64
F
UAB
52
OlDom
58
F
Tows
67
UNCW
60
F
TexSA
83
FlInt
90
F(OT)
SFA
87
NOrl
68
F
CSLA
60
LongB
76
F
SDCh
51
UCRiv
89
F
Oral
67
NebOm
74
F
Troy
62
ULLa
79
F
Brad
64
NrthIA
69
F
UtVal
63
UMKC
68
F
MOSt
58
LoyIL
62
F
SEMO
59
Murr
81
F
Mont
66
N CO
74
F
LoyMa
38
BYU
63
F
SMU
92
Vand
81
F(OT)
South
68
TXSo
77
F
GrCan
62
CSBak
69
F
NMSt
86
CBap
71
F
USF
65
Portl
76
F
StMar
99
Pacif
107
F(4OT)
AF
59
UNLV
71
F
IdaSt
49
Sac
68
F

Jan 4, 2020, 1:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Kansas State (7-6)

33

28

61

Oklahoma (10-3)

30

36

66

Reaves scores 21 to help Oklahoma top Kansas State 66-61
Sat Jan 4, 2020 5:23 PM

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) Austin Reaves was running out of time to make an impression in his Big 12 debut.

The Wichita State transfer stepped up at the right time. He scored 18 of his 21 points final 11 minutes, and Oklahoma rallied from 11 down in the second half to beat Kansas State 66-61 on Saturday.

“Everybody wants to do something that helps the team win,” Reaves said. “I look up at the scoreboard and feel like, ‘What could I do to help?’”

His answer was to make 5 of 9 field-goal attempts and 5 of 6 free throws after the break.

Kristian Doolittle added 19 points and 12 rebounds for the Sooners (10-3), who won despite shooting just 37 percent overall and making just 5 of 23 3-pointers.

Xavier Sneed scored 22 points and Cartier Diarra added 10 for Kansas State (7-6) in the conference opener for both teams.

Kansas State led 33-30 at halftime behind 7-for-16 3-point shooting. Sneed scored 10 points before the break.

Doolittle scored 13 in the first half.

“Doo kept us in the game in the first half,” Reaves said. “Otherwise, we would’ve been down 15 at the break.”

Early in the second half, Doolittle kept the ball alive between three players to claim an offensive rebound. He passed to Alondes Williams, who scored, was fouled and made the free throw to cut Kansas State's lead to 35-33.

The Wildcats bounced back with a 9-0 run, including a layup and a 3-pointer by Sneed, to push its lead to 44-33.

Oklahoma had closed to within 44-39 but Sneed hit a 3-pointer, was fouled and made the free throw to put the Wildcats back up by nine.

Shortly after that, Reaves became more aggressive. He drew the fourth foul from Sneed with 8:37 to go and Oklahoma rallying. With Sneed out, Reaves drained a 3-pointer to cut Kansas State's lead to 55-54.

Sneed re-entered the game with 2:06 left, but Kansas State coach Bruce Weber opted not to have him defend Reaves to try to protect him from fouling out. Just 27 seconds later, Reaves hit the 3-pointer that put the Sooners ahead for good, 63-61, with 1:39 to play. “We just didn’t want him (Sneed) to foul out," Weber said. "Reaves is tough. He’s got a wiggle. He knows how to make plays and draw fouls."

Reaves was impressed with his teammates for hanging tough when they got behind.

“Have to play every second on the court because it all counts,” Reaves said. “It can change in seconds, so we prepared like that.”

BIG PICTURE

Kansas State: The Wildcats, who had competitive losses to Mississippi State and Saint Louis in nonconference play, missed an opportunity to get a close one on the road.

Oklahoma: A home loss to a team barely over .500 could have been costly for the Sooners. Instead, their defense battled enough to give the offense time to find a rhythm.

“Down in the second half, I was really proud of our guys defensively,” Oklahoma coach Lon Kruger said. “We dug in and made some tough plays. We had some good deflections and forced some turnovers that turned into some pace for us offensively.”

QUOTABLE

Weber, on defending Reaves: “I thought we had him under control for most of the first half until he got cooking in the last five minutes. He made the plays that gave them the chance.”

STAT LINES

Oklahoma outscored Kansas State 23-5 from the free-throw line. Kansas State committed 23 fouls and had Makol Mawien foul out late in the game. The Sooners committed just 13 fouls.

ROUGH SHOOTING

Reaves made 4 of 8 3-point attempts. The rest of the Sooners made 1 of 15.

UP NEXT

Kansas State: Hosts TCU on Tuesday.

Oklahoma: Visits Texas on Wednesday.

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Leaders

Kansas State PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
L. Stockard III 0 0 0 6 1 1
X. Sneed 22 0 0 6 1 0
Oklahoma PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
J. Hill 0 0 1 2 0 0
A. Reaves 21 0 2 6 2 0

Team Comparison

KansSt Okla
Points For 61 66
Field Goals 22/63-35% 19/51-37%
Three Pointers 12/37-32% 5/23-22%
Free Throws 5/9-56% 23/29-79%
Offensive Rebounds 11 9
Defensive Rebounds 26 31
Rebounds 39 42
Blocks 3 2
Steals 4 7
Turnovers 11 10
Personal Fouls 23 13
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - Okla Leads Series 1-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Sat Jan 4 KansSt 61 @ Okla 66 D. Sloan 2 K. Kuath 2

Game Information

Stadium: Lloyd Noble Center, Norman, Oklahoma
Attendance: 8,012
Game Time: