Oklahoma State snaps No. 2 Jayhawks' streak at 18

Oklahoma State snaps No. 2 Jayhawks' streak at 18
February 2, 2013, 6:36 pm
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Kansas center Jeff Withey (5) is fouled by Oklahoma State center Philip Jurick (44) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Lawrence, Kan., Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

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LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) Markel Brown scored 28 points, Marcus Smart added 25 and Oklahoma State held on to upset No. 2 Kansas 85-80 on Saturday, ending the Jayhawks' nation-leading 18-game winning streak.

Smart had a pair of key put-backs in the closing minutes, helping the Cowboys (15-5, 5-3 Big 12) go on a 13-2 run that turned a 66-62 deficit into a 73-68 lead with just over a minute left.

The Jayhawks (19-2, 7-1) trimmed it to 81-80 on a layup by Elijah Johnson with 18.8 seconds left. But Phil Forte, an 89-percent foul shooter, made both of his tries with 7.9 seconds to go, and Johnson turned the ball over before Kansas could try a tying 3-pointer.

It was the Cowboys' first road win over a top-5 team since beating then-No. 2 Kansas 52-50 in overtime on Jan. 2, 1958.

Ben McLemore had 23 points to lead the Jayhawks, who also had their 33-game home winning streak come to an end.