Kansas Ends 7-Game Winning Streak Saturday At Texas, 75-59

The Kansas Jayhawks finished the regular season today with a matchup against the Texas Longhorns at the Moody Center in Austin.

Kansas, who already wrapped up the Big 12 Conference regular season title earlier in the week, had their 7-game winning streak snapped by Texas, who won the game 75-59.

Kansas was plagued by poor shooting, hitting 9 out of 30 field goals in the first half for 30 percent, while only connecting on 3 of 12 shots from behind the 3-point stripe in the first half.

The Longhorns connected on 11 of 28 shooting, but also only made 3 of 11 from behind the 3-point in the first half.

The halftime score had Texas leading Kansas by 8 points 32-24.

Kansas improved shooting in the second half, connecting on 12 of 28 shots, and 4 of 10 from 3-point range. Texas made 14-27, connecting on 3 out of 10 shots from 3-point range.

Leading scorers for Kansas included Jalen Wilson with 23, KJ Adams Jr with 9, and Kevin McCullar with 8. The Longhorns were led in scoring by Sir’Jabari Rice with 23, Tyrese Hunter with 20, and Dylan Disu with 9.

Kansas next plays in the Phillips 66 Big 12 Conference Tournament Quarterfinals on Thursday at 2:00 pm. Against the West Virginia vs. Texas Tech winner. Pregame on 95.5 KNDY and Z-96.3 The Lake will begin at 1:30 p.m.

Derek Nester
Derek Nesterhttp://www.sunflowerstateradio.com
Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2020 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.

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