Mason helps No. 7 Kansas pull away from Siena

Kansas' Frank Mason III puts up a shot during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Siena Friday, Nov. 18, 2016, in Lawrence, Kan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Kansas' Frank Mason III puts up a shot during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Siena Friday, Nov. 18, 2016, in Lawrence, Kan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) – Frank Mason III scored 18 points to lead a late-game charge, Carlton Bragg added a career-high 15 points and 11 rebounds and No. 7 Kansas beat pesky Siena 86-65 on Friday night.

Devonte Graham added 13 points and nine assists, and Lagerald Vick scored 12 points off the bench, as the Jayhawks (2-1) extended their winning streak to 42 straight at Allen Fieldhouse.

The Saints (1-2) never made it easy.

Marquis Wright hit three straight 3-pointers midway through the second half, and the gritty senior guard’s three-point play got coach Jimmy Patsos’ team within 63-58 with about 7 1/2 minutes left.

Vick answered with back-to-back baskets for the Jayhawks, kicking off the game-defining 16-2 run that would put the game away. Mason added a 3-pointer and a couple foul shots, Graham got into the act, and the Jayhawks – so accustomed to dominating inside – leaned on their guard play to seal the win.

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