Matisse Thybulle hit five 3-pointers and scored 19 points, Jaylen Nowell added 15 and Washington led most of the way in upsetting second-ranked Kansas 74-65 on Wednesday night at the Sprint Center in Kansas City. Noah Dickerson added 13 points and 14 rebounds for the Huskies (7-2), 22-point underdogs who knocked the Jayhawks (7-1) from the ranks of the unbeaten.
Lagerald Vick had a career-high 28 points for Kansas, doing almost all his damage in the middle of the Huskies’ 2-3 zone. But he didn’t get a whole lot of help as the Jayhawks went five for 20 from beyond the 3-point arc, lowlighted by lousy performances from sharpshooters Devonte Graham and Svi Mykhailiuk. Graham, coming off back-to-back 35-point outbursts, was held to three points (on one-for-eight shooting). Mykhailiuk was three for 12 from the field and scored eight points before fouling out.
• Aundre Jackson scored 23 points to lead visiting Loyola-Chicago to a stunning 63-59 victory over No. 5 Florida, handing the Gators a third consecutive loss. Florida, which was favored by 17 points, delivered another dud and this one probably will knock them out of the Top 25 next week — especially if they lose to 17th-ranked Cincinnati on Saturday. Arizona went from No. 2 to unranked earlier this season. The Gators (5-3) shot 36.9 percent from the field, missed 17 of 19 3-point attempts and finished with seven assists. The Ramblers (9-1) were much more efficient, shooting 52 percent from the field and making half their 12 shots from behind the arc.
• UCLA canceled its scheduled game, against Montana, because of concerns related to the nearby wildfires. (AP)
SIUE, SEMO prevail • Jaylen McCoy sank a 3-pointer to give his team the lead and Keenan Simmons followed with a layup to keep it safe as Southern Illinois University Edwardsville snapped a four-game slide by winning 82-81 at Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis. Jaylen Henry led the scoring for the Cougars (2-6) with 21 points and nine rebounds. IUPUI fell to 2-5.
• Daniel Simmons scored 18 points to help host Southeast Missouri State beat Missouri-Kansas City 91-87. SEMO (5-4) made five of six free throw attempts in the final 25 seconds to seal it and drop the Kangaroos to 3-7. (AP)
Elsewhere in sports:
MLB notes • The Athletics’ proposed site for a new ballpark near an Oakland community college has fallen through. A’s President Dave Kaval and his team had considered this the top spot and had engaged in conversations with community members, officials and business owners in the area in hopes of building a privately financed ballpark to open as soon as 2023.
• Free-agent pitcher Mike Minor finalized a three-year deal with the Texas Rangers. He was 6-6 with a 2.55 ERA in 65 relief appearances last season with Kansas City. (AP)
Champions League mark falls • Cristiano Ronaldo set yet another Champions League record, netting a goal in Real Madrid’s 3-2 win over visiting Borussia Dortmund to become the first player to score in all six group-stage soccer matches. Madrid had already guaranteed second place behind Group H winner Tottenham, which defeated APOEL 3-0 at Wembley Stadium to reach 16 points. Madrid ended with 13 points, and Dortmund and Cypriot club APOEL finished with two points each. The German club finished third because of a better goal difference and will now play in the Europa League. Ronaldo had scored 11 group-stage goals two seasons ago, the most ever in the competition. He also holds the record for more Champions League goals in a season after scoring 17 in 2013-14. Earlier this year he became the player with the most penalty kick goals in Champions League history, with 12, one more than Lionel Messi. (AP)
New facilities for Illini • University of Illinois athletics director Josh Whitman announced that a $7 million donation that will help fund a complex for the school’s soccer and track and field programs. Combined, the project will cost about $18 million, Whitman said. (Chicago Tribune)