Men's College Basketball
 

McLemore, Kansas top Oregon State

Kansas City, MO (Sports Network) - Ben McLemore scored 21 points on Friday night to lead four Kansas players in double figures, as the 10th-ranked Jayhawks held off Oregon State, 84-78, at Sprint Center.

Travis Releford followed with 20 points, seven rebounds and five assists, while Jeff Withey donated 17 points and Kevin Young poured in 10 for the Jayhawks (6-1), who have won five straight since a Nov. 13 loss to Michigan State.

Ahmad Starks nailed seven 3-pointers en route to a game-high 25 points to pace Oregon State (4-2), which had won two straight.

Holding a slim 42-39 edge after 20 minutes, the Jayhawks opened the second half on a 15-5 surge, which Withey capped with a three-point play to press the margin to 57-44 just under five minutes into the half.

The lead was 12 later in the half after a Young free throw before the Beavers ripped off nine straight points to pull within 64-61.

Kansas quickly distanced itself however, as the Jayhawks scored the next eight points to build a double-digit advantage with 6 1/2 minutes left.

Oregon State pulled within 78-73 late on a Starks triple, and after Young missed a pair at the line with 30 seconds remaining, Devon Collier finished a dunk to trim the margin to 80-77 with 15 seconds on the clock.

The Jayhawks, though, hit their final four free throws to hang on for the victory.

Kansas led 37-24 with 4:28 remaining in the first half, but Olaf Schaftenaar buried a 3-pointer, sparking a 13-0 Oregon State run to knot the game with 2:18 remaining.

Kansas countered with five straight before Challe Barton's layup sent the Beavers into the break facing a three-point deficit.

Game Notes

Collier finished with 12 points and five boards for the Beavers ... Oregon State shot 45 percent (9-for-20) from three-point range ... Kansas shot 60 percent (33-for-55) from the field.

11/30 22:46:04 ET

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