Jayhawks survive at TCU to win by 3

Kansas guard Frank Mason III (0) moves the ball against TCU guard Kyan Anderson during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, in Fort Worth, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) – Frank Mason III scored 16 points with a couple of key shots in the go-ahead run and No. 9 Kansas held on for a 64-61 victory at TCU after his missed free throws Wednesday night.

The Big 12-leading Jayhawks (17-3, 6-1 Big 12), who had as much as a 13-point lead early, found themselves down after TCU scored the first seven points after halftime.

Mason’s driving layup with 13:26 left got the Jayhawks within 43-42 and started a 12-0 run that put them ahead to stay.

But a layup by Mason with 3:35 left was their last field goal. He then missed two free throws with 4.7 seconds left to leave TCU (14-6, 1-6) a chance to force overtime.

A long 3-point try by Charles Hill Jr. ricocheted off the back rim at the buzzer.

Kyan Anderson had 17 points for TCU.

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