Returning to Allen Fieldhouse, Kansas basketball needed a win to keep pace in the Big 12 race. The Oklahoma State Cowboys came to town and would exit with a 12-point loss as the Jayhawks got late to coast to victory.
Kansas defeated the Cowboys 84-72 to push its record to 18-6 overall (7-4 in conference play), thanks in part to a strong day from freshman guard Ochai Agbaji. Agbaji kept the Jayhawks relevant throughout the first half, scoring 10 as Kansas went into the half in a tie game.
He went on to finish the game with 23 points, one short of his career-high, six rebounds and two assists.