Kansas ekes past West Virginia on late defensive stand

Kansas avoided a late-game collapse by fending off West Virginia, 76-74, Saturday. The Jayhawks remain in first place in the Big 12 standings with two games to play.



February 27, 2023 - 1:50 PM

Kansas' Jalen Wilson (10) raises his fist after the Jayhawks stopped West Virginia's last possession during the second half at Allen Fieldhouse on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2023, in Lawrence, Kansas. Kansas won, 76-74. Photo by Rich Sugg/The Kansas City Star/TNS

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Dajuan Harris was one point shy of a career high as he scored 17 points to help lift No. 3 Kansas over West Virginia 76-74 on Saturday.

The stifling Jayhawk defense kept West Virginia from attempting a shot in the final 20 seconds. The Mountaineers’ Joe Toussaint traveled on their final possession of the game.

“We ran the same thing as we did a few games ago, but we just couldn’t turn it this time,” West Virginia coach Bob Huggins said.

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