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By Daniel Dullum
Sports Radio Service
Saturday, December 1, 2018
No. 2 Kansas needed a big finish from guard Lagerald Vick to lift the Jayhawks past upset-minded Stanford with a 90-84 overtime men’s basketball victory Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, Kan.
Vick drilled the game-tying 3-pointer with 7 seconds remaining in regulation, then scored eight of his 27 points in overtime.
Stanford’s Daejon Davis sank a pair of free throws with 13.3 seconds remaining, giving the Cardinal a 75-72 lead. Vick made the tying 3-pointer on the ensuing possession.
The Cardinal had the final possession in regulation, but Davis missed a 3-point attempt as time expired.
In the overtime, Vick, who scored two points in the first half, hit a 3 to put the Jayhawks ahead, followed by a dunk, and his seventh 3-pointer of the game, putting KU up by eight.
Dedrick Lawson finished with 24 points and 15 rebounds for Kansas, with Udoka Azbuike adding 18 points and nine boards.
Stanford was led by KZ Okpala with 22 points and eight rebounds. Davis was next for the Cardinal with 19 points and eight rebounds, and Isaac White finished with 15 points on five 3s.
The Cardinal hit a season-high 12 3-pointers in the game after averaging 5.7 3s per game going into Saturday.
It was Jerod Haase’s second return to Allen Fieldhouse as Stanford’s coach. A former KU standout, Haase helped lead the Jayhawks to three consecutive conference championships and is No. 33 on the KU career scoring list with 1,264 points.
The Jayhawks hold an 11-3 all-time series lead over Stanford. Next season, the teams complete their four-game series in December at Maples Pavilion.
Next: After a grueling start to their season, the Cardinal have a two-week break before hosting Eastern Washington on Dec. 15.