KANSAS CITY, MO (AP) – Ochai Agbaji scored 26 career points, Marcus Garrett added 17, and Kansas No. 11 Kansas maintained its 20-point lead after beating Oklahoma 25-62, 25th. in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 tournament on Thursday night.
Mitch Lightfoot added 11 points for No. 2 ay Ahox (20-8), who played without the big man David McCormack and reserve striker Tristan Enaruna, both of whom appeared in the COVID-19 protocols prior to the tournament.
Seventh seed soon (15-10) fell behind by half to 35-15, but they managed to close in 62-59, 3 1/2 minutes ago, when Elijah Harkles chased Austin Reeves’ own goal. But soon there is no other goal on the pitch until the last minute, when ay yahox kicks off the game.
Kansas will face No. 13 Texas or No. 20 Texas Tech in the semifinals on Friday night.
Reeves և Brady Manek scored 19 points to lead Oklahoma, who finished four-legged in a first-round victory over Iowa, but failed to gain much momentum. Harcles added 15 points before making a mistake.
Without McCormack, coach Bill Self preferred a starting lineup of four defenders, where no one would reach 6 feet above 8-year-old striker Alain Wilson.
Shortly after Manek gained a 6-4 advantage in the opening minutes, they only managed to add one goal in the next 10 minutes, 3 times 3 times from Manek. And after Reeves rolled another 3-yard line to get them in the 18-12 range, Soon “soon” played another six minutes without another goal on the field.
“Oklahoma” was 6 out of 20 on the field with 13 turnovers, its 15 points defined the low season of scoring a goal.
It may have taken 20 minutes to break the 20-point deficit, but they only needed 10 to clear most of them.
The Ayhoks stagnated, offended by Agbaji և Gareth, who were the only ones with something to carry, դարձավ their once stingy defense became genuinely generous. Manek and Reeves took advantage of the newly opened open view with a 3-point shot, which paved the way for Harkless և De’Vion Harmon to cut the basket.
At a time when Reeves was scoring 3 points in 5 minutes, “Harcles was behind Reeves a few minutes later”, they were soon in the range of 62-57, with about 3,000 fans at the T-Mobile Center.
Michth Lightfoot’s basket, which remained 2:22, was the first in the second half, except for Agbajin և Gareth for Kansas, and Gareth responded to Reeves’ free throw minutes later with his own one, scoring 65-60, 1:36. ,
Reeves made a mistake on the next dominance from the top of the bow, which allowed Kansas to hang at the last minute.
Oklahoma finished with a season-high 18 turnovers. The Sooners also conceded just four points from the bench, and their inability to take advantage of McCormack’s absence in the paint was evident throughout the game.
Kansas struggled on the rough line most of the season, but the selfie team was 11-9 on Thursday night. Wilson made a few free throws in the final seconds, which eventually sealed the victory.
For a place in the championship game, The Ehox will face the winner of Texas Tech-Texas.
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