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No. 2 Kansas tops pesky Oklahoma State 87-80

No. 2 Kansas had the perfect remedy for its slow start: senior guard Frank Mason III.

Mason had 22 points, five rebounds and four assists, and the Jayhawks held off Oklahoma State 87-80 on Saturday.

Kansas (16-1, 5-0 Big 12) rallied for its 16th straight win and could move into the top spot when the AP poll comes out on Monday. No. 1 Baylor lost 89-68 to West Virginia on Tuesday.

When the Jayhawks fell behind early on against the Cowboys, Mason took over. He scored in transition. He connected from long range. He dished the ball around to open Jayhawks on the floor.

"(Mason's) bulldog mentality, he's getting that thing to the rim, he's going to make the...