5* Big 12 Game of the Week
Kansas vs. Oklahoma State,
02/27/2012 21:00 EDT,
Score: 70 - 58
Point Spread: +9½/-110 Oklahoma State
5* Big 12 Game of the Week on Oklahoma State +9.5
Kansas is in for a letdown tonight after coming back from a 19-point second half deficit to beat Missouri 87-86 in overtime Saturday to clinch at least a share of its eighth consecutive Big 12 regular-season title.
"I hate nothing more than losing to Missouri, but to me it wasn't about the last time we played," coach Bill Self said. "To me it was about this team winning its eighth straight championship. I'm not the most emotional guy, but that was as good as it gets."
It sounds to me like Self already feels like his team has accomplished something. The Jayhawks likely won't have the focus or drive to come away with a victory tonight. Even if they do show up, the Cowboys have an excellent opportunity to keep it within the number.
Oklahoma State is 11-3 at home this season with those 3 losses coming by just 6, 8 and 4 points respectively.
The Cowboys lost the season's first meeting by 13 at Kansas but are 7-0 ATS this season when out for revenge for a road loss to an opponent. They have won by an average of 1.4 points in these games.
The Jayhawks are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games as a road favorite of 7.0-12.5 points. Also, they are 0-7 ATS all-time under coach Self when playing against a marginal losing team (Win Pct. 40% to 49%) after 15 or more games and 0-6 ATS all-time under Self in road games versus poor passing teams, averaging