Frank Mason III scored 21 points, Josh Jackson had 20 points and No. 2 Kansas rallied past No. 4 Kentucky, 79-73, Saturday night in the SEC-Big 12 Challenge at Lexington, Ky.
Three-point shooting was crucial for the Jayhawks (19-2), who shook off an 0-for-8 first half to make five of 11 in the second half.
Mason had 13 second-half points and Landen Lucas contributed 13 points, including a layup with 4 minutes 41 seconds remaining for a 69-59 lead, and five rebounds before fouling out. Jackson had 10 rebounds.
Malik Monk and Derek Willis each had 18 points for the Wildcats (17-4).
Unfazed by first-half perimeter woes, the Jayhawks made their...