LAWRENCE, Kan. — Thomas Robinson had 20 points and 17 rebounds in another performance sure to burnish his player of the year credentials, leading No. 8 Kansas to an 84-62 blowout of Oklahoma on Wednesday night.
The junior forward had four assists and a couple of blocks for the Jayhawks (18-4, 8-1 Big 12), who responded to their first conference loss last Saturday at Iowa State by outscoring the Sooners 50-31 over the course of the second half.
Tyshawn Taylor had 21 points, Jeff Withey added 15 and Travis Releford had 12 as Kansas tuned up for a high-profile showdown at No. 4 Missouri on Saturday.
Romero Osby scored 19 points, Steven Pledger had 17 and Andrew Fitzgerald finished with 14 for the Sooners (13-8, 3-6), who were within 34-31 at halftime before Kansas hit its stride.