Nine undefeated teams remain after No. 2 Kansas falls to Washington

The second-ranked Jayhawks were unable to beat the zone Wednesday and lost for the first time.

A 74-65 loss to Washington was the second straight game Kansas (7-1) struggled against a zone defense. 

Kansas entered as 23-point favorites against Washington at Sprint Center in Kansas City, but a cold shooting night against the zone led to the Hawks’ demise.

Coming off a 16-point win over Syracuse in which Devonte Graham matched his career-high with 35 points, Kansas was unable to convert from deep against Washington’s zone as they knocked down just five 3-pointers and Graham was held to just three points on 1-of-8 shooting. 

While Kansas was unable to drain 3-pointers, Washington, which entered shooting 32 percent beyond the arc, hit nine treys led by Matisse Thybulle’s five deep balls. 

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