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No. 2 Kansas handed first defeat of season by Washington

KANSAS CITY, Miss. - No. 2 Kansas couldn't overcome a stifling Washington defense and suffered its first defeat of the season, a 74-65 final at the Jayhawk Shootout in Kansas City on Wednesday.

Though it wasn't technically a home game for Kansas, the Jayhawks had won 35 of their last 44 games played at the Sprint Center.

Junior guard Lagerald Vick scored a career-high 28 points, but Kansas (7-1) got little offensive help elsewhere. Once the Jayhawks cut their deficit to one at 9:43, the Huskies proceeded on a 16-4 run, punctuated by a three-pointer from Hameir Wright.

Washington (7-2) was led by juniors Matisse Thybulle (team-high 19 points) and Noah Dickerson (13 points, 14 rebounds).