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Top 25 roundup: No. 2 Kansas, No. 5 Florida stunned

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Matisse Thybulle scored 19 points and Washington applied a stifling defense Wednesday to stun No. 2 Kansas 74-65.

The defeat was the second straight to a Pac-12 opponent at Sprint Center for the Jayhawks (7-1). Their Kansas City home was also the site of an Elite Eight loss to Oregon in last year's NCAA Tournament. Jaylen Nowell, who poured in 32 points earlier this season against Belmont, added 17 points for the Huskies (7-2).

Kansas lost despite a career-high 28 points from Lagerald Vick, who scored their first 12 points of the second half. Devonte' Graham scored only three points after netting 35 points in each of the Jayhawks' previous two games.

Loyola (Chicago) 65, No. 5 Florida 59

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Aundre Jackson scored a game-high 23 points, and Cameron Satterwhite made four key free throws in the final 16 seconds as Loyola (Chicago) stunned Florida.

The Gators (5-3) have lost three consecutive games. Florida fell to No. 1 Duke on Nov. 26 before being upset by Florida State on Monday. Chris Chiozza and Jalen Hudson led the Gators with nine points apiece.

Jackson hit 10 of 12 shots from the field, including all three of his 3-point attempts. Freshman Cameron Krutwig helped with 14 points and eight rebounds while Donte Ingram added 11 points and eight rebounds for the Ramblers (9-1).

No. 11 North Carolina 104, Western Carolina 61

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Six Tar Heels scored in double figures, led by Jalek Felton with 15 points, as North Carolina overwhelmed Western Carolina.

Kenny Williams poured in 13 points and Luke Maye and Joel Berry both scored 12 for the Tar Heels (9-1). Maye, who pulled in 12 rebounds, has six double-doubles this season.

North Carolina, which shot 56.9 percent from the field, won its fourth game in a row in an eight-day period. The Tar Heels shot 16 of 22 on 3-point attempts.

No. 13 Xavier 96, Kent State 70

CINCINNATI -- Trevon Bluiett scored 26 points and Kerem Kanter had a career-high 20 points and eight rebounds to lift Xavier over Kent State.

The Musketeers (8-1) had 13-point victories over No. 16 Baylor and No. 11 Cincinnati in a span of four days last week, and overcame a sluggish start to win its third straight. Kanter, who had a career-high 17 points Saturday against Cincinnati, scored in double figures for the fourth time in six games.

The Golden Flashes (5-4) were led by Danny Pippen and Jalen Avery, who scored 15 and 13, respectively.

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