Oklahoma’s unlikely ascension from unranked to No. 7 in a month’s span hit an unsightly roadblock when the Sooners dropped a 62-57 determination to Kansas State on Tuesday night time. It is the primary loss exterior of Quad 1 this season for the Sooners, who entered the night time as a projected No. 2 seed within the NCAA Event, based on Jerry Palm’s newest Bracketology.
The Sooners (14-6, 9-5 Large 12) will fall off the No. 2 seed line after the defeat, which qualifies as one of many worst possible losses for a group enjoying in a significant convention. Kansas State (7-18, 3-13 Large 12) had misplaced 13 straight video games till it beat TCU on Saturday. Now it has received two straight all the sudden.
Tuesday’s victory for the Wildcats got here regardless of a 25-point night time from Oklahoma’s Austin Reaves, who scored 18 within the second half. Kansas State was led by 19 factors from Mike McGuirl, who got here up clutch with collection of three straight 3-pointers to assist flip a 53-47 Kansas State deficit right into a 58-53 lead for the Wildcats late within the recreation.
In whole, the Wildcats outscored Oklahoma 15-4 over the sport’s ultimate 3:57. Whereas the defeat will certainly be a actuality test for the Sooners, they’re nonetheless in nice form to land a fascinating seed within the NCAA Event. That they had rattled off eight wins of their final 9 video games coming into Tuesday night time’s loss. That stretch included victories over West Virginia, Alabama, Texas and Kansas, all of whom have been ranked within the top-15 on the time.