Originally written on Fox Sports Kansas City  |  Last updated 3/1/13
(AP) -- Thanks to one of the most clutch performances of the season, Kansas still owns a share of the Big 12 lead with three games left. The first step toward a record ninth consecutive regular-season league title begins against West Virginia. The sixth-ranked Jayhawks go for a sixth straight victory on Saturday when the Mountaineers - making their first trip to Lawrence - try to avoid their first four-game losing streak in eight seasons. Led by senior guard Elijah Johnson, who poured in 20 of his career-best 39 points in the last 29 seconds of the second half and overtime, Kansas (24-4, 12-3) rallied from five down in the final minute of regulation to defeat host Iowa State 108-96 on Monday. While the story should have been the Jayhawks keeping pace with No. 13 Kansas State for the Big 12 lead, and coach Bill Self's 500th career win, the postgame response from fans in Ames stole the headlines. After Johnson created a stir - and later apologized for dunking the ball with two sec...
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