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Kansas Downs New Mexico 80-63 - Match Report

Kansas grabbed an 80-63 win over New Mexico on Saturday, behind a 21-point effort from Perry Ellis at Sprint Center.

Bettors who backed Kansas were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as a favorite of 7.5 at sportsbooks.

Kansas got 18 points from Joel Embiid and another 11 points from Andrew Wiggins. Naadir Tharpe contributed 9 assists, while Perry Ellis cleaned the glass with 9 rebounds.

New Mexico got 24 points from Kendall Williams in a losing cause and another 24 points from Cameron Bairstow. Kendall Williams contributed 2 assists for them, while Cameron Bairstow had 6 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Kansas were victorious, as the score was 39-38 at the break.

The rebound battle favored Kansas as they grabbed 36 boards, while New Mexico only had 30.