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UConn men’s basketball comes up just short at No. 5 Kansas, 69-65

In its first top-five clash since 2009, no. 4 UConn men’s basketball fell behind early and grabbed a second-half lead but couldn’t finish the job at No. 5 Kansas Jayhawks, falling 69-65.

UConn (7-1) suffered its first non-conference defeat in 25 games. The team has Tristen Newton and his career-high 31 points to thank for keeping this game competitive. Alex Karaban chipped in 10 points before fouling out and was 4-of-11 from the field. Donovan Clingan anchored UConn down low with eight points and seven rebounds, playing 32 minutes.

The Huskies fought through a lot of adversity in the road environment.