NCAA Basketball

No. 9 Kansas holds on to top No. 5 Texas

(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) Dajuan Harris Jr. was willing to acknowledge that Kansas was facing something rare when fifth-ranked and Big 12-leading Texas arrived at Allen Fieldhouse on Monday night: a must-win game.

The defending national champs played like it.

Gradey Dick scored 21 points, Harris had 17 points, six rebounds and five assists, and the ninth-ranked Jayhawks held on after blowing a 14-point first-half lead to beat the Longhorns 88-80 and tighten the league race.

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AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Purdue22-2
2 Houston22-2
3 Alabama20-3
4 Arizona21-3
5 Texas19-5
6 Tennessee19-4
7 UCLA19-4
8 Virginia17-4
9 Kansas19-5
10 Marquette19-5
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RPI Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Alabama20-3
2 Kansas19-5
3 Purdue22-2
4 Gonzaga19-5
5 Houston22-2
5 UCLA19-4
7 Arizona21-3
7 Texas19-5
9 Nevada18-6
10 Tennessee19-4
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