Kansas Wins Match-up Of Heavyweights
January 28, 2017
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.