Sooners Defeat Jayhawks
Feb. 21, 2005
NORMAN, Okla. – The University of Kansas men’s basketball team fell to Oklahoma 71-63 Monday night, at the Lloyd Noble Center in Norman, Okla. With the loss the Jayhawks fall to 20-4 overall and 10-3 in Big 12 play.
Senior Wayne Simien led three Jayhawks in double figures with 17 points. Fellow senior Keith Langford chipped in with 16 points, while senior Aaron Miles added 12 points and six assists.
Sophomore J.R. Giddens added nine points in the loss.
KU trailed 37-22 at the half, after Oklahoma broke out to a 19-point lead. The Jayhawks battled back to cut the Sooner lead to one in the second half, but could not complete the comeback.
“If we played anything like we did in the first half like we did in the second half this would have been a game,” Kansas head coach Bill Self said.
“In the first half we played like we were shell-shocked,” Self added. “I am happy that we battled back but this is a very disappointing game, just like the Iowa State game Saturday.”
Oklahoma junior Terrell Everett led all scorers with 19 points. Freshman David Godbold added 15 points on 7-of-12 shooting from the field, while senior Johnnie Gilbert added 12 points in the win.
With just three regular season games remaining, the Jayhawks will return home to Allen Fieldhouse Sunday to face Oklahoma State. Tip-off is scheduled for 3 p.m.