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fort worth, texas» Frank Ma­son III scored 22 points and No. 3 Kansas won its 12th con­sec­u­tive game and 26th straight con­fer­ence opener, beat­ing TCU 86-80 to start Big 12 play Fri­day night.

Se­nior Lan­den Lu­cas had 15 points and a ca­reer-high 17 re­bounds to help the Jay­hawks (12-1, 1-0) hold off the Horned Frogs, who led by 10 points in the first half and stayed close after winning 11 of their first 12 un­der first-year coach Jamie Dixon, a for­mer TCU guard.


Johnathan Mot­ley had 19 points and 13 re­bounds as No. 4 Bay­lor jumped on Ok­la­homa early and breezed to a 76-50 vic­tory. The Bears raced to a 36-17 half­time lead, and Ok­la­homa got no closer over the fi­nal 20 min­utes. Bay­lor ex­panded its lead to as many as 34 points in the sec­ond half. … Dax­ter Miles Jr. scored 22 points and Jevon Carter had 15 points and six as­sists, lead­ing No. 11 West Vir­ginia to a 92-75 rout of Ok­la­homa State. Nathan Adrian added nine points and eight re­bounds for West Vir­ginia. Phil Forte scored 18 points, in­clud­ing four 3point­ers, to lead Ok­la­homa State, which saw its four-game winning streak snapped. … Je­Quan Lewis scored a sea­son high 26 points and Mo Alie-Cox had 14 points and nine re­bounds, pro­pel­ling VCU to a 73-64 vic­tory over Ge­orge Ma­son in the At­lantic 10 Con­fer­ence opener for the teams.


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