Battle 4 Atlantis - Texas El Paso vs Kansas Recap - Kansas Wins 67-63
Perry Ellis scored 19 points leading Kansas to a 67-63 victory over Texas El Paso at Imperial Arena at Atlantis Resort on Saturday.
Kansas did not, however, defeat Texas El Paso against the spread, which closed at 14 at most sportsbooks.
Kansas got 14 points from Wayne Selden, Jr. and another 11 points from Naadir Tharpe. Naadir Tharpe contributed 4 assists, while Perry Ellis cleaned the glass with 7 rebounds.
Texas El Paso got 15 points from McKenzie Moore in a losing cause and another 14 points from Justin Crosgile. Julian Washburn contributed 3 assists for them, while Matt Willms had 8 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed Kansas were victorious, as the score was 34-25 at the break.
Kansas won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 41-35.