KU fends off upset

The Kansas Jayhawks got a close win over Stephen F. Austin on Saturday night, thanks to a late Remy Martin three-pointer. four players scored in double digits. Christian Braun led with 21 points.

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December 20, 2021 - 10:03 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

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Remy Martin hit a 3-pointer with one minute to go to extend a three-point lead and help No. 7 Kansas over Stephen F. Austin 80-72 on Saturday night.

The Jayhawks (9-1) led 73-70 before Martin buried the 3 from the top of the key. Christian Braun scored a game-high 21 points, Ochai Agbaji had 18, Martin contributed 15 and Jalen Wilson scored 10.

“I saw the shot clock and it was about five seconds and I just wanted to make a play,” Martin said. “I did not play well, but in big-time moments, I wanted to make the best play possible.”

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