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Kansas Wins 2nd Straight After Getting Left Off AP Poll

Kansas Wins 2nd Straight After Getting Left Off AP Poll

Ochai Agbaji scored 19 points with five 3pointers, Christian Braun had 18 points, five rebounds and six assists, and Kansas cruised past Iowa State 9764 on Thursday night for its second straight victory since getting left off the Top25 poll earlier this week.

LAWRENCE, Kan.: Ochai Agbaji scored 19 points with five 3-pointers, Christian Braun had 18 points, five rebounds and six assists, and Kansas cruised past Iowa State 97-64 on Thursday night for its second straight victory since getting left off the Top-25 poll earlier this week.

On Monday, Kansas dropped out of The Associated Press mens college basketball poll for the first time in 12 years, ending a record streak of 231 consecutive weeks ranked. Later that night, Kansas forced No. 23 Oklahoma State into 19 turnovers to roll to a 78-66 victory.

Kansas led for all of 25 seconds in this one. Wilson beat the halftime buzzer with a 3-pointer for a 39-27 lead and the Jayhawks led by double figures the rest of the way. Agbaji closed a 13-0 run with two 3-pointers to make it 60-36, and a Tyon Grant-Foster 3 gave Kansas its largest lead at 34 points with 1:41 left.

Jalen Wilson had a double-double for the third straight game, scoring 16 points with 11 rebounds for Kansas (14-7, 8-5 Big 12 Conference). The Jayhawks shot 53% from the field with 12 3-pointers, outrebounded Iowa State 44-32 and had a 50-24 scoring advantage in the paint.

Jalen Coleman-Lands scored 20 points for Iowa State (2-13, 0-10). Solomon Young added 10 points. The Cyclones were just 5 of 25 from 3-point range.

According to ESPN Stats Info, it was Kansas largest win in the series since a 37-point difference on February 24, 2007. The Jayhawks have won the last three games in the series by at least 20 points. The teams play each other again on Saturday.

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