No. 7 Kansas survives North Dakota State, 65-61

LAWRENCE, Kan. — Kansas, a college basketball powerhouse that defeated fellow blueblood Kentucky by three points on Tuesday, survived a major scare from a mid-major opponent on Saturday afternoon at near-empty Allen Fieldhouse. The No. 7 Jayhawks, 1-1 versus top 25 teams this season and 4-1 overall, rallied from a seven-point deficit with 11 minutes, 45 seconds to play to nudge North Dakota State (0-4) of the Summit League, 65-61. The Jayhawks were favored by 24 points entering the game. KU, which trailed 8-0 early and led 35-33 at halftime, couldn’t muster any offense in the second half and t…

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