Xavier Henry scored 12 points, including several free throws down the stretch, to help the Jayhawks escape with a win over the Aggies.
It was the 11th consecutive victory for Kansas (25-1, 11-0 Big 12) and breaks a 16-game home winning streak for Texas A&M (18-7, 7-4).
Richmond makes Top 25
Kansas State hasn’t been ranked this high in almost five decades. Richmond hasn’t been ranked in almost 25 years.
A week that saw 10 ranked teams, including four in the top 10, lose games wound up with Kansas at No. 1 on Monday for a third straight Associated Press college basketball poll — and two schools in unfamiliar territory.
Kansas State (20-4) moved from ninth to No. 7, the Wildcats’ highest ranking since they were sixth in the final poll of the 1961-62 season. Richmond (20-6), the first-place team in the Atlantic 10, moved in at No. 25, the first time the Spiders have been ranked since January 1986.
Kansas (24-1) was again a runaway No. 1, receiving 62 first-place votes from the 65-member national media panel, while Kentucky (24-1), which had the other No. 1 nods, moved up one spot to No. 2.