As the old saying goes, "You live by the three and you die by the three." The Oklahoma Sooners aren't dead yet but they may be on the verge of life support after going 2-13 from beyond the arch in the first half against the Kansas Jayhawks. In the much anticipated rematch of the triple-overtime thriller in Lawrence, Oklahoma's Buddy Hield has yet to score from the floor (0/6), here in Norman, as he is swarmed by Kansas defenders each time he touches the ball.
On the flip-side, Kansas is 54.5% (6-11) from long range and enters the locker room with a 38-33 advantage at the break. Perry Ellis and Devonte Graham have 10 points each for the Jayhawks who also have a slight edge on the boards (19-17) as well.
A total of 14 personal fouls on the Jayhawks, and 8 turnovers forced by the Sooners, have helped Oklahoma keep the deficit at just two possessions. A huge three-ball from the corner by freshman Christian James helped send the Sooners into the break with some momentum.