It wasn't always pretty but Kansas held on to win the 2016 CBE. Although Georgia never really threatened in the second half, Kansas never really did pull away either. KU led by as many as 18 points, but in general the game hung around a 10-point margin for Kansas. The final score was 65-54.
Frank Mason led the Jayhawks with 19 points.
An area of concern for the 2016 Jayhawks looks to be Landen Lucas with fouling out with 0 points. Kansas fans did get an extended look at junior transfer Dwight Coleby, who came off the bench to record 2 blocks and 2 rebounds. Josh Jackson came away as MVP of the tournament.
A win over Georgia isn't a huge resume booster for the Jayhawks quest for the overall #1 seed this year but what really didn't help was Indiana’s loss to IPFW. The Jayhawks’ loss in Maui to Indiana hurts a little more after that.
Up next, Kansas returns home to Allen Fieldhouse to play host to UNC Ashville on Friday night on ESPN3. This will be only their second home game of the 2016 season.