ITP: Free throw gaffes doom Kansas in controversial loss to Oklahoma

In one of the most talked about games of the 2017-18 season, Oklahoma beat Kansas in a thriller that ignited questions from Jayhawk fans about Bill Self’s late-game management.

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Free throws, free throws, free throws. There are so many takeaways from KU’s narrow road loss at Oklahoma, but Udoka Azubuike’s free throw disaster stands alone as the most talked about. We go into 45 minutes specifically about the Jayhawks’ disappointing collapse. Is Poke-A-Doke going to keep happening? Should Bill Self have played Mitch Lightfoot? Did KU actually impress in a losing effort more than they have in winning efforts in the past? There are so many questions, and we try to make sense of the answers.

Up next for the Jayhawks: a break in the Big 12 gaunlet to take on one of college basketball’s most disappointing teams, an underachieving-but-still-dangerous Texas A&M team. The Aggies come to Allen Fieldhouse for this weekend’s Big 12/SEC Challenge. We’re here to break down the game and preview the event as a whole.

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Ryan Landreth

I’m a recent graduate of MidAmerica Nazarene University. In addition to writing for Rock Chalk Blog, I host the Inside the Paint podcast that covers KU basketball, and I write for Royals Review in the summer. My grandma has had season tickets to Jayhawk basketball for 30 years, and I have the privilege of going to most games with her.