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No. 5 Kansas clinches crown, loses to Oklahoma State

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Kansas guard Wayne Selden Jr. dunks over Oklahoma State wing Markel Brown in the first half of a Big 12 Conference basketball game on Saturday night in Stillwater, Okla.

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STILLWATER, Okla. — Kansas clinched the Big 12 regular-season title Saturday. There was no celebration.

The fifth-ranked Jayhawks wrapped up the outright championship before tipoff against Oklahoma State because Texas and Iowa State lost earlier. Marcus Smart made it bittersweet by scoring 20 of his 21 points in the second half to help the Cowboys defeat Kansas 72-65.

"To me, we missed our opportunity to celebrate," Jayhawks coach Bill Self said.

Andrew Wiggins scored 15 points, Joel Embiid had 13 points and 13 rebounds, and Wayne Selden added 13 points for Kansas (22-7, 13-3).

Oklahoma State (19-10, 7-9) overcame a 10-point ...


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