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.
Kansas University dominated the five-player CBE Hall of Fame Classic all-tournament team.
Kansas coach Bill Self talks to reporters following the Jayhawks' 73-59 victory over Saint Louis on Nov. 20, 2012.
Jeff Withey and Travis Releford talk to reporters following the Jayhawks' 73-59 victory over Saint Louis on Nov. 20, 2012.
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
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.