Saturday, February 2, 2013
Today there were two upsets including this game, Oklahoma State at Kansas. Number 6 Syracuse was upset by Pittsburgh earlier today, and shortly after Kansas was upset too. The Oklahoma State Cowboys snapped the Jayhawks 33-game home winning streak. The Cowboys were leading Kansas at halftime 40-34. This game would be mostly Cowboys. Kansas should have won this game, if they didn't allow this many points. The second half was much closer though. The Jayhawks actually outscored Oklahoma State 46-45. That wasn't enough to hold off the Cowboys, and the Cowboys pulled this game out. The final score was 85-80. Markel Brown led the Cowboys with 28 points and added 4 assists and 2 rebounds. Marcus Smart scored 25 points, led the team in rebounds with 9, and 3 assists. Smart is drawing national headlines, and is helping this Oklahoma State team. Ben LcMore led Kansas with 23 points. He also had 5 rebounds to go along with 1 assist. Jeff Withey had 8 rebounds, a team lead, and 11 points to go along with 1 assist. Kevin Young scored 12 points and grabbed 7 rebounds. I think Kansas would have won this game if they got more players into double figures. My prediction is Kansas will drop out of the top five. Kansas will come on hard after this loss, not wanting to have this feeling again. Oklahoma State is a dangerous team, and is sneaking up and drawing national attention. By Ameen I.