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Jayhawks feel sense of urgency headed down the stretch

Posted: 8:00 PM, Feb 28, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-28 22:34:49-05

LAWRENCE, Kan. — While KU's road woes have been challenging this season at 2-7, the Jayhawks are still in contention for the Big 12 title after beating K-State Monday.

"The sense of urgency, back against the wall and the understanding that the road hasn't been good to us this year we got to be different than what we have been." said head coach Bill Self as the Jayhawks get ready for Oklahoma State.

Now KU is just one game behind the Wildcats and Texas Tech for first place in the Big 12 as they head to Stillwater with three games left to play.

"We're just playing it game by game. " said guard Marcus Garrett. "If we take it game by game, I feel like we could win every game."

Kansas has relied heavily on freshman Devon Dotson who is one of only three true freshmen averaging 13 points per game, four assist and four rebounds per game in conference play.

"I'm just playing with more of an open mind." said Dotson. "If the shot is there you take it because it could lead to pretty good things."

KU is averaging 75.9 points per game with Dedric Lawson leading the way with 19—a contest looking to keep the good times rolling against the Cowboys Saturday morning.