The Drive ep. 23, February 4, 2018

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TOPEKA, Kan. (THE DRIVE) Kansas State played KU hard in Lawrence just barely losing from a missed buzzer beater. When the Wildcats hosted the Jayhawks at home, they lost 70-56.

Svi Mykhailiuk had 22 points and was one of four KU players in double figures for the night.

Dean Wade continues to put up good numbers scoring at least 20 points, but Barry Brown was held to only nine points, missing every three point attempt he had. Sneed also missed game time for a cramp in his leg.

Kansas was able to win a game with a significant lead, something that Coach Self has been pushing his team to do. They have been able to create big leads but haven't been able to hold onto them well this season.

West Virginia was able to end a three game losing streak by beating Kansas State 89-51. Dean Wade scored 17 points and Xavier Sneed had 16, but Barry Brown had only a single point for the night.

Kamau Stokes was able to play in the game for about 10 minutes picking up 2 points for the Wildcats. Bruce Weber hopes to ease him back into the rotation since he has been out with a broken foot.

Kansas was in a close race with Oklahoma State all the way to the final seconds of the clock, losing 84-79. Udoka Azubuike had 20 points and Graham and Svi Mykhailiuk scored 17 apiece for Kansas.

It was the third loss for the Jayhawks in Allen Fieldhouse this season, their most since the 1998-99 season.

Kansas had many missed shots and turnovers in the game, having a deficit of 18 at one point and going into the half behind 46-33. They were able to close the gap, but the Cowboys started matching them shot for shot and never gave up the lead. Kansas came within 3 points around the 2 minute mark but could not get a shot off before turning the ball over.