The Kansas Jayhawks’ balanced effort earned them an 83-75 victory over the Oklahoma Sooners at Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, Kansas Thursday night.
The win gave Kansas a share of their 10th consecutive Big 12 title.
Naadir Tharpe led all scorers with 19 points on six-of-seven shooting from the field while Wayne Seldon, Jr. and Andrew Wiggins had 15 points apiece.
“Winning the championship,” Wiggins told the Associated Press, “just a great feeling on the court.”
Joel Embiid scored 12 points on three-of-five shooting from the field and six-of-eight shooting from the free throw line, grabbed 13 rebounds, recorded four steals, blocked three shots and dished out three assists.
Perry Ellis added 11 points.
Cameron Clark led Oklahoma with 18 points, but the senior guard who is averaging 15.2 points per game, was largely held in charge, going just six-of-15 from the field.
Buddy Hield had 16 points, Ryan Spangler scored nine points and grabbed nine rebounds and Jordan Woodard chipped in 10 points and six assists for Oklahoma.
Oklahoma hung around and trailed by just three with four minutes to play, but Kansas executed down the stretch and won the battle at the free throw line, knocking down 26 of their 30 attempts. Oklahoma got to the line 20 times, hitting 15.
Kansas is now 22-6 and 13-2 in the Big 12. Oklahoma is 20-8 and 9-6 in the Big 12.