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Kansas Vanquishes Kentucky 89-84

Jayhawks come from behind to win the Champions Classic

NCAA Basketball: Champions Classic-Kansas at Kentucky David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

The Kansas Jayhawks overcame a 14 point first half deficit to beat the Kentucky Wildcats 89-84 in the 2023 Champions Classic. Hunter Dickinson showed the offseason portal recruiting was worth it with a 27 point 21 rebound outing.

DaJuan Harris Jr scored a career high 23 points and went 5-6 from 3. Australian freshman Johnny Furphy went 0-2 from 3 with 1 rebound and 3 fouls.

The first half was dominated by lights out three point shooting by guard Rob Dillingham who went 4 for 5 from the three point line.

Kansas will have a few days off before heading to Hawaii for the Maui Jim Invitational where they will play Chaminade on Monday.