The Associated Press

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — First-year Washington coach Mike Hopkins saw how Kansas dissected Syracuse’s vaunted 2-3 zone defense last week, so he made a couple of tweaks to his own version before facing the Jayhawks on Wednesday night.

Primarily, Hopkins stretch­ed the zone to take away the 3-pointer.

It worked to perfection.

The Huskies frustrated the Jayhawks’ dangerous lineup of deep threats, Matisse Thybulle hit five 3-pointers and scored 19 points and Washington kept its poise down the stretch for a 74-65 victory that knocked No. 2 Kansas from the ranks of the unbeaten.

“We’ve been very fortunate this year to play a lot of teams that shoot 30 and 35 3-pointers. It’s really the kryptonite of the zone,” said Hopkins, who spent 22 years on Jim Boeheim’s staff at Syracuse, a tenure that came in handy considering the Jayhawks just beat the Orange.

“I felt like this could be our best opportunity to win the game,” Hopkins said.

Jaylen Nowell also had 15 points, and Noah Dickerson added 13 points and 14 rebounds, as the Huskies (7-2) beat the Jayhawks (7-1) for the first time since December 1974.

“We really just didn’t have it tonight. You have to give them credit,” the Jayhawks’ Devonte Graham said. “They made every shot, and they did a good job of not letting us get comfortable.”

Also Wednesday:


Colorado 75, New Mexico 57: BOULDER, Colo. — Dominique Collier scored 14 of his 16 points in the second half and Colorado (7-1) broke open a close game with a late 12-3 run.

Central Arkansas 96, California 69: BERKELEY, Calif. — Jordan Howard scored 26 points, including five 3-pointers, and had six assists, and Central Arkansas beat California (5-5).

Idaho 91, Washington St. 64: MOSCOW, Idaho — Brayon Blake scored 26 points and grabbed eight rebounds, Victor Sanders added 19 points and Idaho blew out Washington State (6-2).

Montana-UCLA canceled: LOS ANGELES — UCLA canceled Wednesday night’s basketball game with Montana because of wildfires in the area. The school said all other team workouts and practices scheduled for Wednesday had also been canceled. Several wildfires are burning throughout Southern California, including near the UCLA campus.

Top 25

Loyola-Chicago 65, No. 5 Florida 59: GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Aundre Jackson scored 23 points, Cameron Krutwig added 14 and Loyola-Chicago (9-1) handed Florida (5-3) its third consecutive loss.

No. 11 North Carolina 104, Western Carolina 61: CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Luke Maye had 12 points and 12 rebounds and North Carolina (9-1) hit a season-high 16 3-pointers..

No. 13 Xavier 96, Kent St. 70: CINCINNATI — Trevon Bluiett scored 26 points — the seventh time he has had 20 this season — and Xavier took control with an 18-point run. The Musketeers (8-1) never trailed.