The fifth-ranked Kansas Jayhawks defeated the fourth-ranked UConn Huskies 69-65 in a highly anticipated matchup between the past two national champions. Kevin McCullar Jr. scored 21 points, including crucial 3-pointers, to lead Kansas to victory. The win snapped UConn's impressive streak of 24 consecutive nonconference wins by double digits.

Why It Matters

The victory for Kansas solidifies their position as a top-ranked team and provides them with momentum heading into the rest of their season. The loss for UConn ends their remarkable streak and highlights areas of improvement for their team.

By the Numbers
  • Kansas Jayhawks (7-1)
  • UConn Huskies (7-1)
  • Kevin McCullar Jr. scored 21 points
  • Tristen Newton scored 31 points for UConn
  • UConn's streak of 24 consecutive nonconference wins by double digits ended
State of Play
  • The Kansas Jayhawks defeated the UConn Huskies 69-65
  • Kansas maintained their position as the fifth-ranked team
  • UConn suffered their first loss of the season
Bottom Line

Kansas' victory over UConn ends the Huskies' impressive streak and solidifies Kansas as a top-ranked team. Both teams will need to make adjustments moving forward as they continue their seasons.