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No. 2 Kansas, No. 5 Florida fall in college basketball
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 at the Sprint Center in Kansas City. Noah Dickerson added 13 points and 14 rebounds for the Huskies (7-2), 22-point underdogs who knocked the Jayhawks (7-1) from the ranks of the unbeaten.
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 five for 20 from beyond the 3-point arc, lowlighted by lousy performances from sharpshooters Devonte Graham and Svi Mykhailiuk. Graham, coming off back-to-back 35-point outbursts, was held to three points (on one-for-eight shooting). Mykhailiuk was three for 12 from the field and scored eight points before fouling out.
• Aundre Jackson scored 23 points to lead visiting Loyola-Chicago to a stunning 63-59 victory over No. 5 Florida, handing the Gators a third consecutive loss. Florida, which was favored by 17 points, delivered another dud and this one probably will knock them out of the Top 25 next week — especially if they lose to 17th-ranked Cincinnati on Saturday. Arizona went from No. 2 to unranked earlier this season. 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.
• UCLA canceled its scheduled game, against Montana, because of concerns related to the nearby wildfires. (AP)
SIUE, SEMO prevail • Jaylen McCoy sank a 3-pointer to give his team the lead and Keenan