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Kansas Downs Iowa State 97-89 - Match Report

Iowa State was victimized by Ben McLemore for 33 points as Kansas defeated them 97-89 in NCAA action on Wednesday.

Kansas did not, however, defeat Iowa State against the spread, which closed at 11.5 at most sportsbooks.

Kansas got 15 points from Jeff Withey and another 12 points from Travis Releford. Elijah Johnson contributed 10 assists, while Jeff Withey cleaned the glass with 12 rebounds.

Iowa State got a 19-point performance from Melvin Ejim, who was supported by 16 points from Will Clyburn. Melvin Ejim had 5 assists in a losing cause for Iowa State, while Melvin Ejim grabbed 11 rebounds.

Kansas led at halftime, 42-38.

Kansas had a 45-38 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.