KU fends off North Texas

The Kansas Jayhawks took care of North Texas on Thanksgiving during the ESPN invitational.

If Kansas can run the table in the tournament, the Jayhawks will win its seventh in-season tournament in a row.

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November 26, 2021 - 10:06 AM

David McCormack (33) of the Kansas Jayhawks shoots a free throw during the game against the Stony Brook Seawolves at Allen Fieldhouse on November 18, 2021, in Lawrence, Kansas. (Jamie Squire/Getty Images/TNS) Photo by TNS

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Ochai Agbaji had 18 points and Christian Braun added 16 as No. 4 Kansas beat North Texas 71-59 in the first round of the ESPN Events Invitational on Thursday.

Agbaji became the 63rd player to reach 1,000 points in Kansas history when he hit a 3 to open the scoring 2½ minutes into the game. The guard entered the game just one point away from the milestone.

Kansas is looking to win its seventh in-season tournament in a row.

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