KU's NCAA-record Big 12 title streak ends with 81-68 loss to Oklahoma

From left, Oklahoma guard Rashard Odomes (1), Oklahoma guard Christian James (0) and Kansas forward Dedric Lawson (1) chase a loose ball in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Norman, Okla., Tuesday, March 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Nate Billings)

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.