Kansas tops No. 1 Duke with last-second jumper

Kansas forward Carlton Bragg Jr. (15) celebrates after scoring against Duke during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016, in New York. Kansas won 77-75. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

NEW YORK (AP) — It didn’t take very long for the top team in the AP’s preseason men’s basketball poll to absorb its first loss of the season, but it was a great effort against the seventh-ranked team.

Kansas coughed up a 12-point lead in the second half before Frank Mason II nailed a short jumper with 1.3 seconds left to give the Jayhawks a 77-75 victory over Duke.

The Blue Devils pulled even on Frank Jackson’s 3-pointer with 15 seconds remaining, but the Jayhawks prevailed on the last of Mason’s 21 points.

Freshman Josh Jackson added 15 and Devonte’ Graham had 13 to help Kansas beat a top-ranked team for the eighth time.

Luke Kennard led five Duke players in double figures with 22. Preseason All-American Grayson Allen added 12 points on just 4-for-15 shooting.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s