Oklahoma State holds on for upset of No. 6 Kansas

Cade Cunningham scored 18 points and recorded a key block that led to the game-winning basket Tuesday as Oklahoma State upset No. 6 Kansas 75-70 at Stillwater, Okla.Cunningham, a highly-regarded freshman who shot just three times Saturday in a win at Kansas State, found his shooting touch as Oklahoma State (9-3, 3-3 Big 12) prevailed for the fifth time in its past eight home matchups against Kansas.The Jayhawks (10-3, 4-2) roared back, using a 21-2 blitz to go up 70-67 with 1:20 remaining on a jumper in the lane from David McCormack, whose double-double included season bests of 24 points and 12 rebounds.The Cowboys forged a tie on a 3-pointer from Isaac Likekele with 1:02 left. A block by Cunningham then led to a run-out by Rondel Walker, who converted a three-point play for a 73-70 lead with 38 seconds left.Ochai Agbaji missed two 3-point attempts on the Jayhawks’ last possession before Bryce Williams stole an inbounds pass and raced the length of the floor for a game-ending dunk, the last of the Cowboys’ whopping 37 fastbreak points.Kansas managed just eight points on the fastbreak.Garrett scored six of the last eight points in the Jayhawks’ big second-half spree and keyed defensive stops the Jayhawks consistently got out from their zone defense, including five turnovers during the run.The upset ended the Jayhawks’ record-tying streak of 11 consecutive Big 12 road wins, a mark Kansas first established from 2001-03.

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