Washington Pulls Upset of Second-Ranked Kansas
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Matisse Thybulle hit five 3-pointers and scored 19 points, Jaylen Nowell added 15 and Washington led most of the way in upsetting second-ranked Kansas 74-65 on Wednesday night.
Noah Dickerson added 13 points and 14 rebounds for the Huskies (7-2), who knocked the Jayhawks (7-1) from the ranks of the unbeaten with their first victory over them since December 1974.
Lagerald Vick had a career-high 28 points for Kansas, doing almost all his damage in the middle of the Huskies’ 2-3 zone. But he didn’t get a whole lot of help as the Jayhawks went 5 for 20 from the 3-point arc.
Loyola-Chicago 65, No. 5 Florida 59
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Aundre Jackson scored 23 points, Cameron Krutwig added 14 and Loyola-Chicago handed Florida its third consecutive loss.
The Gators (5-3) shot 36.9 percent from the field, missed 17 of 19 3-point attempts and finished with seven assists.
The Ramblers (9-1) were much more efficient, shooting 52 percent from the field and making half their 12 shots from behind the arc.
No Florida player reached double digits in scoring and the Gators led for just 93 seconds.
No. 11 North Carolina 104
Western Carolina 61
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Luke Maye had 12 points and 12 rebounds and North Carolina hit a season-high 16 3-pointers.
The Tar Heels (9-1) ran off 20 straight points during a 33-3 first-half run. UNC shot 57 percent and made 16 of 22 3-point attempts for the game, coming one shy of matching the program record for made 3s in a game.
Freshman Jalek Felton had a team-high 15 points for the Tar Heels, who finished with six players in double figures.
Deriece Parks scored 13 points for the Catamounts (3-7).
No. 13 Xavier 96, Kent State 70
CINCINNATI (AP) — Trevon Bluiett scored 26 points — the seventh time he’s had 20 this season — and Xavier took control with an 18-point run.
The Musketeers (8-1) never trailed against Kent State (5-4), which kept it close at the outset with solid shooting but never recovered from the Musketeers’ run.