Arkansas 65

(2-1, 1-1 away)

Kansas 64

(1-2, 1-2 home)

    4:00 PM ET, November 22, 2005

    Lahaina Civic Center, Maui, Hawaii

    1 2 T
    ARK 27 3865
    KU 31 3364

    Top Performers

    Arkansas: D. Jefferson 13 Pts, 1 Reb, 5 Ast, 4 Stl, 2 Blk

    Kansas: B. Rush 20 Pts, 1 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Blk

    Jefferson jumper, key blocks enable Razorbacks to hold on

    LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) -- Dontell Jefferson hit a jumper with 16 seconds left, then blocked a 3-pointer by Kansas to help Arkansas get a 65-64 victory over the Jayhawks on Tuesday in the consolation round of the EA Sports Maui Invitational.

    The Razorbacks' Steven Hill also helped preserve the win with another blocked shot as time expired.

    The Razorbacks (2-1) will play No. 23 Maryland on Wednesday for fifth place in the tourney. The Terrapins beat tournament host Chaminade 98-69 on Tuesday.

    Jefferson's jumper provided the sixth lead change in the final 2:36 and the 17th of the second half.

    Kansas (1-2) called a timeout with 12 seconds left and Arkansas called one as well before the ball was inbounded.

    The Jayhawks worked the ball to the corner where Jeff Hawkins' 3-point attempt was blocked out of bounds by Jefferson with 2.5 seconds left. Russell Robinson got off the Jayhawks' final attempt at a win just before the buzzer but Steven Hill blocked that one out of the bounds.

    Ronnie Brewer, who had a career-high 25 points in Arkansas' 77-68 opening-round loss to No. 3 Connecticut, had 23 against Kansas, while Jefferson finished with 13 points, five assists, four steals and two blocks.

    Freshman Brandon Rush led the Jayhawks, who lost 61-49 to No. 9 Arizona in the first round, with 20 points and C.J. Giles added 12. Hawkins had three points on 1-for-6 shooting and had 10 assists.

    Rush's 3-pointer with 2:36 left gave Kansas a 60-59 lead, the first of the late lead changes. Brewer scored six of the Razorbacks' eight points over the final 4½ minutes with Jefferson's game-winning jumper accounting for the other two.

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    Team Stat Comparison

    Points 65 64
    FG Made-Attempted 25-56 (.446) 28-57 (.491)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-10 (.500) 6-17 (.353)
    FT Made-Attempted 10-14 (.714) 2-5 (.400)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 16 (0/0) 16 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 8 7

    2005-06 Season

    Kansas leads 16-3
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