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Scuffling Oklahoma ‘close’ to breakout game, KU basketball’s Bill Self contends

LAWRENCE — A fourth straight epic between Kansas and Oklahoma seems unlikely when the programs meet at 8 p.m. Tuesday in Norman.

As KU coach Bill Self warns, though, his Jayhawks shouldn’t count that possibility out, either.

“There’s so much pride there, with all the success they’ve had there in recent memory and of course going to the Final Four last year,” Self said of OU. “Those kids aren’t happy right now, just like ours wouldn’t be.”

Self said he expects the struggling Sooners (6-8, 0-3 Big 12) to play “with a free mind and … great energy” when they host the No.