The Challenge's marquee matchup between college basketball's two winningest programs ended with the Jayhawks earning their second straight win over the Wildcats on Kentucky's home floor. Three-point shooting was critical for Kansas (19-2) as it shook off an 0-for-8 first half to make 5 of 11 after halftime, with Jackson's consecutive 3s starting things for the Jayhawks. They shot 59 percent in the second half.
Mason had 13 second-half points and Landen Lucas contributed 13 points -- including a layup with 4:41 remaining for a 69-59 lead -- and five rebounds before fouling out. Jackson also had 10 rebounds.
Malik Monk and Derek Willis each had 18 points for Kentucky (17-4), which dropped its second straight.