Kansas' Streak is Done!
Spoiler-proof Oklahoma ran away from Kansas and never trailed. This was a flawless game for the Sooners and boosted their tournament resume. Kansas is on a serious low and lost out on their first regular season title in 15 years, and their streak will end at 14 years, coming just short of 15. Bill Self is still an incredible coach, keeping the Jayhawks' streak alive of 30 consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances, which leads the nation, as coaching for 16 years. Fans were chanting "Streak is over!" as the clock struck zero on the Jayhawks' streak.
Oklahoma State won the title outright in 2003-04, which was the last time somebody except Kansas won the Big XII regular-season crown. It says from CBS Sports Recap of the game that, "Oklahoma picked up its first double-digit win over Kansas since 1990 in its final home game of the season." In the first half, Oklahoma ran the shot clock down so well and so persistently. Kansas shot 7 of 31 from behind the arch. Oklahoma shot 49% overall and ran away from their largest lead of 22, despite a mere comeback from Kansas.
As of now, Kansas does not look like Kansas. They barely won a shocker over Oklahoma State and they got annihilated by Oklahoma. For Oklahoma, they switched momentum on their season conference play. At one point, they lost five consecutive. Now, they've won four of five, their only loss to Iowa State in that stretch, into a crucial time on the bubble in the postseason.
Oklahoma helped Kansas State and Texas Tech. One of them will win the conference title. Both of them are tied at 13-4 with one game remaining. Kansas State plays the rising Oklahoma team at home on Saturday. Texas Tech is on the road and draws a tough Iowa State team. The Cyclones know how to win at home but can't win on the road, which explains why they are 9-8. Whichever way it goes, it will cap off a fun season!