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Men's Basketball 2012-13 coverage

Kansas defeats St. Louis, 73-59

  • 8:30 p.m., Nov. 20, 2012
  • Sprint Center, Kansas City, MO
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SLU coach impressed by Jeff Withey, KU 'quarterbacks'

As soon as his post players fought around Kansas University center Jeff Withey, Saint Louis coach Jim Crews watched helplessly as the Jayhawks countered with a lob over the top.

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Notebook: KU puts 3 on all-CBE team; Bill Self says team 'got better' in K.C.

Kansas University dominated the five-player CBE Hall of Fame Classic all-tournament team.

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KU coach Bill Self

Kansas coach Bill Self talks to reporters following the Jayhawks' 73-59 victory over Saint Louis on Nov. 20, 2012.

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Jeff Withey and Travis Releford

Jeff Withey and Travis Releford talk to reporters following the Jayhawks' 73-59 victory over Saint Louis on Nov. 20, 2012.

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Opinion: Jeff Withey does it all for KU

The outrageously wide wingspan of Kansas University senior center Jeff Withey never touched more facets of a basketball game in the finishing minutes than it did Tuesday night in the CBE Classic title game in the Sprint Center. By Tom Keegan

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FINAL: Jeff Withey leads KU to 73-59 victory over Saint Louis

Jeff Withey tied a career-high with 25 points, leading the Kansas men's basketball team to a 73-59 victory over Saint Louis and a championship in the CBE Classic on Tuesday night at Sprint Center.

Withey made 7 of 12 shots and 11 of 14 free throws. He also contributed five rebounds and seven blocks.

Travis Releford added 23 points, including 21 in the first half.

KU (4-1) will play a home game against San Jose State at 8 p.m. on Monday.

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KU coach Bill Self postgame press conference

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