NCAA Basketball Roundup / Men's Top 25
No. 2 Kansas 67, UTEP 63
Perry Ellis scored 15 of his 19 points in the second half, Wayne Selden Jr. scored 14 and Kansas survived a stiff challenge before beating Texas-El Paso on Saturday night in the third-place game at the Battle 4 Atlantis at Paradise Island, Bahamas.
Naadir Tharpe added 11 for the Jayhawks (6-1), who never trailed. The Jayhawks won despite Andrew Wiggins being held to six points, nearly 10 below the freshman's season average.
McKenzie Moore scored 15 for UTEP (4-4), including three free throws with 6.8 seconds remaining to get the Miners within three. Justin Crosgile scored 14 points and Vince Hunter added 10 the Miners, who held Kansas to 39 percent shooting.
It was the second straight night where Kansas saw a big early lead, 11-2 against Villanova and 15-2 against UTEP, evaporate and the game turn into a struggle.
The finish was frantic, with UTEP scoring 13 points in just over a minute, but Kansas had enough.
And if UTEP had been better from the line, it might have been a different story - the Miners missed 10 of 24 tries from the stripe.
No. 14 Oregon 91, N. Dakota 76
Joseph Young scored 23 points and Oregon remained perfect this season with a victory over North Dakota.
The Ducks improved to 6-0, extending their best start since opening the 2006-07 season with 13 straight wins.
Young, a junior transfer who was the leading scorer for Houston last season, has scored in double figures in all of Oregon's games this season.
Mike Moser, a transfer to Oregon from UNLV, had 13 points and 15 rebounds for the Ducks, who led by as many as 20 points.
Troy Huff had 25 points and nine rebounds for North Dakota, which pulled to within 81-70 on Jamal Webb's layup with 2:03 left.
After Johnathan Loyd hit a pair of free throws for the Ducks, Aaron Anderson's jumper for North Dakota make it 83-72. Lloyd made two more free throws and Anderson countered again with a layup, but that was as close as UND (2-3) would come. Anderson finished with 22 points.
It was the first meeting between the two schools.
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