Markieff Morris had 16 points and his twin brother, Marcus, added 14 to lead No. 4 Kansas to an 81-68 victory over No. 13 Memphis on Tuesday night in the Jimmy V Classic at Madison Square Garden in New York.
The Morris brothers, who starred at Philadelphia Prep Charter, combined to pull down 15 rebounds for the 8-0 Jayhawks, who had a 44-31 advantage on the boards.
Will Barton scored 16 points to lead the Tigers (7-1), who have lost four straight against Kansas, including the 2008 national championship game.
Kansas had trouble with turnovers in the first half, finishing with 12, which was more than its average for a game this season (11.9).
Syracuse 72, Michigan State 58 - The No. 8 Orange converted on 22 of 29 free-throw attempts to put away the No. 7 Spartans (6-3) in the late game at the Jimmy V classic in New York. Rick Jackson put up 17 points and pulled down 17 rebounds for Syracuse (9-0).
Purdue 76, Valparaiso, 58 - E'Twaun Moore scored 23 points to help the No. 19 Boilermakers beat the Crusaders.
JaJuan Johnson had 13 points, eight rebounds and four blocks, Kelsey Barlow scored 13 points and Lewis Jackson added 11 points, four assists and four steals for the visiting Boilermakers (8-1), who won their third straight.
It was Purdue's first game without John Hart. The team's No. 3 scorer is expected to miss at least a month with a stress fracture in his right foot.
In the region: The University of the Sciences (4-1) had six players scoring in double figures in an 89-76 victory over visiting Kutztown. Adewale Adefemi had 20 points and 10 rebounds for the Devils. . . . Stevens kept 0-5 Rutgers-Camden winless, 85-61, in Hoboken, N.J. . . . Sophomore guard Jim Connolly scored 24 points to lead Philadelphia University over Chestnut Hill. . . . Jose Ortiz hit on 11 for 14 from the field for Arcadia, but Jason Goldhemier sank two free throws with 3 seconds left to give Delaware Valley College the 74-73 edge over the Knights.
Bedeviled by a toe. Top-ranked Duke's freshman point guard, Kyrie Irving, will likely miss Wednesday's game against Bradley with a toe injury, though the injury isn't thought to be serious. Irving was hurt in the weekend win against Butler, a rematch of last season's national championship game. Irving is averaging 17 points and five assists. He scored 31 against No. 7 Michigan State last week.