NEW YORK, Sporting Alert – No. 7 Kansas took down No. 1 Duke, while second-ranked Kentucky roll over No. 13 Michigan in the latest college basketball scores on Tuesday.
Frank Mason III made a jumper with 1.3 seconds to play to guide seventh-ranked Kansas to a 77-75 victory over top-ranked Duke in the State Farm Champions Classic.
The Blue Devils (2-1) who trailed by as many as 12 points in the second half, managed to tie up the game at 75-75 with a 20-10 run.
However, Mason III hit the late winner out of a timeout to hand the Jayhawks (1-1) their first win of the season.
Senior Mason III finished with 21 points and five assists to lead Kansas, while Josh Jackson added 15 and Devonte’ Graham ended with 13 in the win for Kansas, which shot 51-percent and outrebounded Duke 38-29.
Luke Kennard scored 22 points on 7 of 10 shooting and led five Duke players in double figures.
Kennard also grabbed five rebounds and five assists.
Preseason All-American Grayson Allen, who struggled shooting the ball on the night, finished with 12 points on 4-for-15 shooting with Amile Jefferson also scoring 12 points but turned the ball over seven times before fouling out of the game.
Freshman Frank Jackson, who made the 3-point jumper to tie the game at 75-75 with 20 seconds left, added 11 points off the bench and Matt Jones, who logged 40 minutes on Tuesday night, ended with 11 also.
Duke, which again played without freshmen Harry Giles, Jayson Tatum and Marques Bolden who were all at courtside at Madison Square Gardens, played just six players in its full rotation, with Javin Delaurier only playing one minute.
Kentucky Dominates College Basketball Clash
In the other State Farm Champions Classic clash, talented freshman Malik Monk made seven 3-pointers on his way to scoring 23 points and grabbed six rebounds to lead No. 2 Kentucky to a 69-48 victory over Michigan State.
Isaiah Briscoe logged his second successive 21 point performance and Deaaron Fox finished with 12 points, six assists and four rebounds for the Wildcats (3-0), who scored 23 field goals on 17 assists.
No Michigan State players reached double figures in scoring, with Kenny Goins and Cassius Winston getting nine points each in the defeat.
Freshman point guard Miles Bridges was held to just six points on 2 of 11 shooting and turned the ball over nine times on a frustrating night for Tom Izzo’s team, which shot 5 for 26 from 3-point range.
Bridges led Michigan State with a game-high 12 rebounds, while Goins grabbed eight boards for the Spartans (0-2), who outrebounded Kentucky 44-40.
There were two upsets on Tuesday schedule, with top 10 teams Oregon and Wisconsin both falling.
The Ducks, playing without preseason All-American Dillon Brooks, were taken down 66-49 by a very talented Baylor side which was led by Manu Lecomte, who scored 18 points and Johnathan Motley, who added 17 in his Bears debut.
In the day’s other college basketball upset, No. 9 Wisconsin was defeated by No. 22 Creighton with Khyri Thomas finishing with 18 points, including 15 in the second half.
College Basketball Top 25 Scores
Tuesday, November 15
No. 7 KANSAS 77, No. 1 DUKE
No. 2 KENTUCKY 69, No. 13 MICHIGAN STATE 48
BAYLOR 66, No. 4 OREGON 49
No. 5 NORTH CAROLINA 93, LONG BEACH STATE 67
No. 8 VIRGINIA 72, ST. FRANCIS BROOKLYN 32
No. 22 CREIGHTON 79, No. 9 WISCONSIN 67
No. 10 ARIZONA 78, CAL STATE BAKERSFIELD 66
No. 18 SYRACUSE 90, HOLY CROSS 46