Ron Kellogg dazzled No. 3 Memphis State with 34 points yesterday in leading 13th-ranked Kansas to a 75-71 upset at home.
Kellogg, a 6-foot-5 junior forward, had 12 points in the first half to help the Jayhawks to a 34-28 halftime lead, then made eight of his first nine shots in the second half. At one point, he got five straight baskets on an array of long jumpers, driving layups and, on two occasions, off-balance, one-handed hooks.
But, led by Keith Lee and Willie Becton, the Tigers erased a 16-point deficit and closed to 71-69 with 53 seconds to go.
Kansas' Tad Boyle hit two free throws with 33 seconds left. Benson Askew's two free throws with 27 seconds to go closed the Tigers to 73-71. Seven seconds later, Boyle sank two more free throws for the final margin.
"I like to go to the line in that situation -- I'm the only senior on the team and I'd rather it be me than somebody else," said Boyle.
Becton led Memphis State (17-2) with 26 points. Lee had 22.
Calvin Thompson, with 15 in the first half, had 17 for Kansas (19-4).