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Men's Basketball 2013-14 coverage

Kansas defeats Texas-El Paso, 67-63

  • 6 p.m., Nov. 30, 2013
  • Nassau, Bahamas,
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UTEP used gimmicks out of necessity

First, it was the stall on offense. Then it was the triangle-and-two zone defense. Coach Tim Floyd's ploys nearly earned UTEP a comeback victory against the No. 2 Jayhawks before the Miners fell, 67-63, in the third-place game at the Battle 4 Atlantis.By Benton Smith

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Opinion: 'Casual' Jayhawks fail to meet coach's expectations

Bill Self looked to the ballroom ceiling on more than one occasion Saturday night at Imperial Arena. And, despite the club music that pounded during timeouts at the Battle 4 Atlantis, it wasn’t the side show distracting the Kansas University basketball coach.By Benton Smith

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Notebook: Wiggins scores season-low six

Kansas University freshman Andrew Wiggins, who has been slowed by a bout of the flu, scored six points off 2-of-9 shooting with seven rebounds while playing 34 minutes in Saturday’s 67-63 Battle 4 Atlantis victory over UTEP.By Gary Bedore


Self: Jayhawks 'exposed' in Bahamas

Kansas basketball players Joel Embiid and Perry Ellis, and their coach Bill Self, talk about the hard lessons they learned after going 2-1 at the Battle 4 Atlantis.


FINAL: Kansas 67, UTEP 63

The No. 2-ranked Kansas Jayhawks finished 2-1 at the Battle 4 Atlantis, after Perry Ellis (19 points), Wayne Selden (14), Naadir Tharpe (11) gave the Jayhawks just enough offense to hold off UTEP, 67-63.

KU, the heavy favorite coming in to The Bahamas, settled for third place at the early-season tournament.

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