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Big 12 Tournament: Kansas defeats K-State

Jayhawks dominated their in-state rivals, face Baylor tomorrow.

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Kansas rolled past K-State by an 85-63 score on Thursday afternoon at Sprint Center in Kansas City, MO, in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 Tournament.

Perry Ellis was his usual dominant self against KSU, putting up 21 points on 8-11 shooting.

Kansas jumped out to an early 10-3 lead, but K-State showed some fight early, closing to 23-19 with just under 9 minutes until halftime. From that point on, however, it only got worse for the Wildcats. The Jayhawks stretched out to a 15 point halftime lead of 45-30, and showed no mercy in the second half. K-State never got closer than 15 points (57-42 with 14:12 to go) the rest of the way.

Every Jayhawk except Cheick Diallo saw the floor for Kansas. Diallo is reportedly recovering from an incident in practice on Wednesday that required five stitches in his mouth.

Carlton Bragg got 11 minutes, putting up 12 points on 5-6 shooting, including two three-pointers. Bragg would, however, end up fouling out of the game.

Evan Manning, Tyler Self, and Clay Young all finished the final minute of the game for Kansas.

The Jayhawks will take on Baylor in the semifinals of the Big 12 Tournament tomorrow evening, Friday, March 11, at 6 PM Jayhawk time. Baylor knocked off Texas by a 75-61 score in their quarterfinal matchup.