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Young scores 16, Releford adds 14 as No. 6 Kansas beats Temple 69-62 for 11th straight win

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    Kansas center Jeff Withey (5) shoots while covered by Temple Owls forward Anthony Lee (3) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Lawrence, Kan., Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner) (The Associated Press)

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    Kansas guard Travis Releford (24) works against Tempe forward Rahlir Hollis-Jefferson during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Lawrence, Kan., Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner) (The Associated Press)

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    Kansas forward Kevin Young misses a dunk during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Temple in Lawrence, Kan., Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner) (The Associated Press)

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    Temple coach Fran Dunphy claps for his team during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Kansas in Lawrence, Kan., Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner) (The Associated Press)

Kevin Young had 16 points, hitting four critical free throws down the stretch, and sixth-ranked Kansas fended off pesky Temple 69-62 on Sunday for the Jayhawks' 11th straight win.

Travis Releford added 14 points on 5 for 5 shooting, none of his baskets bigger than a 3-pointer from the wing with 34.9 seconds left. With the shot-clock winding down, Releford's shot gave Kansas a 65-58 lead, essentially turning away its Atlantic 10 foe.

Ben McLemore added 13 points and Jeff Withey had eight points, 11 rebounds and nine blocked shots for the Jayhawks (12-1), who enter Big 12 play having won 30 consecutive games at Allen Fieldhouse and 63 in a row against non-conference opponents.

Khalif Wyatt finished with 26 points for the Owls (10-3), who nearly had their second win over a top-10 team this season. Wyatt scored 33 in an upset of then-No. 3 Syracuse on Dec. 22.

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