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COL BKB: Kansas 68, Oklahoma St. 67 (2OT)

Feb. 21, 2013 at 12:41 AM   |   Comments

STILLWATER, Okla., Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Naadir Tharpe scored the deciding points with 17 seconds left in a second overtime Wednesday, giving No. 9 Kansas a 68-67 win over 14th-ranked Oklahoma State.

The dramatic victory came after Oklahoma State's Marcus Smart had missed chances at the buzzer in both regulation and the first extra period.

Kansas (22-4, 10-3 Big 12 Conference) is tied for the lead in the league race with rival Kansas State.

The Jayhawks took a 66-65 lead with 1:01 remaining in the second overtime on two free throws from Jeff Withey, but the Cowboys went back in front on a jumper by Markel Brown with 52 seconds left.

After Tharpe's jump shot lifted Kansas into the lead, Brown missed a fadeaway jump shot that could have given the Cowboys the win.

Travis Releford led Kansas with 18 points and Withey had 17 points with 14 rebounds.

Oklahoma State (19-6, 9-4) got 20 points from Brown and 16 from Smart.

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