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Washington shocks No. 2 Kansas

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Washington Huskies got its biggest win of their young season on Wednesday night. They defeated No. 2 Kansas Jayhawks in the Jayhawk Shootout at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri.

The Huskies improved to 7-2 on the season. This was the Jayhawks first loss of the season, as they fell to 7-1 overall.

Washington Huskies guard Matisse Thybulle going to the basket (Getty Images)

Washington Huskies guard Matisse Thybulle going to the basket (Getty Images)

It is the Huskies first win over the Jayhawks since December 1974.

Matisse Thybulle made five three-pointers and had 19 points for the Huskies, as they led most of the game. His 19 points were the most points he had on the season, surpassing an 18-point performance against the Seattle Redhawks on Black Friday.

Jalen Nowell also scored 17 points. Thybulle and Nowell were two of the four Huskies in double figures, all coming from starters.

Noah Dickerson and David Crisp also scored in double-digits.

The Huskies had just seven bench points.

Lagerald Vick had a career-high 28 points for the Jayhawks. Udoka Azubuike also was in double-figures for Kansas, as he had 10 points.

Vick, who is averaging 7.4 points per game, is averaging 24 points per game in his two games in the month of the December. Besides his 28-point performance in this game, he also had 20 points against the Syracuse Orange on December 2nd.

The former No. 2 team in the country had eight bench points.


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