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Big 12 Tournament - Recap - Kansas Defeats Iowa State 88-73

Kansas grabbed an 88-73 win over Iowa State on Friday, behind a 23-point effort from Perry Ellis at Sprint Center.

Kansas won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 5.5-point spread as favorites.

Kansas got 14 points from Elijah Johnson and another 14 points from Jeff Withey. Naadir Tharpe contributed 8 assists, while Ben McLemore cleaned the glass with 7 rebounds.

Iowa State got a 19-point performance from Georges Niang, who was supported by 17 points from Melvin Ejim. Korie Lucious had 7 assists in a losing cause for Iowa State, while Melvin Ejim grabbed 7 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Kansas were victorious, as the score was 35-31 at the break.

Kansas won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 40-30.