PORTLAND, Oregon (Ticker) -- Two Lukes beat a Kirk and a Nick for No. 6 Oregon.
Luke Jackson scored 26 points and Luke Ridnour added 25 and nine assists as the Ducks avenged last season's NCAA Tournament loss to No. 13 Kansas with an 84-78 victory at the Rose Garden.
Oregon (5-0) improved to 29-7 when both Jackson and Ridnour score in double figures.
It was a far cry from their effort in a 104-86 loss to the Jayhawks in the Midwest Region final last season when Jackson and Ridnour combined to make just 7-of-29 shots for 19 points. Ridnour also had seven turnovers.
Kansas (3-3) relies on its 1-2 punch of Kirk Hinrich and Nick Collison, but only half of that equation came through.
Hinrich led the Jayhawks with 24 points while Collison was plagued with fouls and netted just seven points. He collected 25 points and 15 rebounds last year against the Ducks.
Oregon built a 72-61 lead on a pair of foul shots by Andre Joseph with nine minutes to go before Kansas rallied. Five straight points by Keith Langford forged a 74-74 tie with 3:42 remaining.
Jackson scored on a follow shot after Ridnour missed a long jumper to give the Ducks the lead for good. Jackson's two free throws and Ridnour's driving layup gave Oregon an 80-75 lead with two minutes left.
Kansas guard Aaron Miles, an Oregon native, split a pair of free throws before Jackson and Ridnour teamed up again. Jackson set a screen for Ridnour at the top of the key and Ridnour dribbled to his left and nailed a 3-pointer for an 83-76 cushion with 1:19 remaining.
The game was played in front of a crowd of 20,762 fans, the largest to watch a college basketball game in the state of Oregon.
Ridnour made 10-of-25 shots and Jackson hit 9-of-19 as Oregon shot 51.5 percent (17-of-33) in the first half. Ridnour nailed four 3-pointers and Jackson added a pair.
The Ducks bolted to a 17-8 lead on Ian Crosswhite's 3-pointer, and Ridnour's 3-pointer with 5:36 left before halftime made it 39-25. Kansas closed the half with a 12-5 run to close within 47-43.
The Jayhawks got as close as 57-56 on Wayne Simien's jumper with under 14 minutes to go before Jay Anderson responded with five straight points for a six-point advantage.
Collison made just 3-of-9 shots and grabbed only eight rebounds as he was limited to 24 minutes due to four fouls. Langford attempted to pick up the slack with 21 points. Michael Lee, another Oregon native, scored 11 points off the bench for the Jayhawks.
Robert Johnson did most of the defensive work for Oregon and also came up with a decent offensive showing. Johnson collected 12 points and 10 rebounds, easily surpassing his season averages.
Miles, who attended Portland's Jefferson High School, had a rough homecoming while dealing with Ridnour. Miles made 1-of-11 shots for four points and committed seven turnovers.
The Jayhawks have managed just a split of their first six games for the first time since the 1979-80 season.