NORMAN, Okla. (WIBW) - No college basketball program has ever dominated a conference like Kansas has dominated the Big 12. But that dominance has finally come to an end.
Oklahoma raced past the Jayhawks 81-68 on Tuesday night for a victory, officially ending KU's NCAA-record conference championship streak at 14 consecutive Big 12 titles. It will be the first time Kansas has not at least gotten a share of the conference crown since 2004.
No. 13 Kansas had to beat the Sooners and then win against Baylor at home on March 9 to keep its hopes alive. Then, No. 8 Texas Tech and No. 18 Kansas State had to lose their games on Saturday for the Jayhawks to get at least a share to keep the streak going.
The Jayhawks will wrap up their regular season with that game against the Bears before going to Kansas City for the Big 12 Tournament.