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Kansas defeats Texas-El Paso, 67-63

  • 6 p.m., Nov. 30, 2013
  • Nassau, Bahamas,

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.

Box score

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Live coverage (Ended November 30, 2013 at 8:36 p.m.)

Bwag

Toughest non-conference schedule in the country. We will be tried and tested.

Kent Richardson in reply to Lajayhawk

Tap the ruby slippers.

Lawkan

most of the other top teams are struggling too.

John Randall in reply to Brian Powell

Good idea! If Nova loses, KU won't even be ranked top ten and can start to play hungry.

Justin Daniel

Relax Self is 100 times better coach than calslezbag. We will be fine

Lajayhawk in reply to Brian Powell

Nah. Helps us if Nova keeps winning.

Kent Richardson

I agree with Lawkan. That was one ugly chandelier.

John Randall in reply to Stupidmichael

Being scared in the early season is a good sign– makes for better listeners in practice going toward the real games in conf and March.

Stupidmichael

(joke)

Stupidmichael

N-I-T

Aircapjay

Half the teams in the Big 12 are better than the teams that played in this tournament. We will need to get much better.

Jayhawkinaustin in reply to Duane Rice

Exactly right. Bill has time to fix this, but we're definitely showing the "Kentucky last year" signs.

Justin Daniel

It's games like this that make you appreciate the 08 team even more

Brian Powell

let's go cheer for Iowa

Lajayhawk in reply to Stupidmichael

Free throws.

Brian Powell in reply to Stupidmichael

FTs

Stupidmichael

Wow. Perry ended up with 19? Where did those points come from?

Bwag

Incredible teaching tapes

Lajayhawk in reply to Aircapjay

Honestly, though, not blaming the island, I just want to get back home and put this crappy play in the review mirror.

Cshjhawk in reply to Cshjhawk

What did I say?

Lajayhawk in reply to Aircapjay

Um…. uh……. well…. BECAUSE. There. ;-)

Duane Rice in reply to Stupidmichael

and 1

Duane Rice

Is it me or maybe does Mason think he is the best player on the team.

Stupidmichael

I'M SCARED (for the rest of the season)

Aircapjay in reply to Lajayhawk

Why blame it on an island?

Sam Constance

What was Mason doing on that last play?

COME ON DUDE. Use your head.

Lajayhawk

Rock Chalk, btw.

Justin Daniel

Tough day to be a jayhawk

Lajayhawk

RUN AWAY FROM THAT ISLAND AND NEVER LOOK BACK

Stupidmichael

Thank God. Take the next available flight out of the Bahamas. PLEASE.

FINAL
Kansas 67
UTEP 63

Benton Smith KUsports.com staff

Duane Rice in reply to Brian Powell

See Kentucky last year. They refused to play as a team.

Stupidmichael in reply to Brian Powell

Definitely not a shooting foul

Brian Powell

exactly right though... All the talent in the world doesn't matter if we don't play with our heads and hearts.

Benton Smith KUsports.com staff

Ellis going to the line with the chance to seal the game.

Lajayhawk in reply to Cshjhawk

Seriously. Enough guys.

00:06 left in Second Half
Kansas 66
UTEP 63

Benton Smith KUsports.com staff

Brian Powell

was that a bad call? I mean, yes give the guy some room.. but that's not a shooting foul.

Cshjhawk

Need to put these announcers on mute!

Sam Constance in reply to Lajayhawk

That's what I said! :-)

KEY: youth = dumba**

Lajayhawk

This is brutal. Just brutal.

Lajayhawk in reply to Sam Constance

He's showing his dumb**

Jayhawkinaustin

Why was he even within three feet of the shooter?

Stupidmichael

Horrible officiating. Call that foul when it happens (the floor) and it's not a problem.

Mojayhawk

Lots of treadmill time for Frank

Sam Constance

Anyone still suggesting that Mason should be starting?

I love the kid, but he is showing his youth.

Lawkan

you know we got 8 other guys over there on the bench.

Lajayhawk

What the hell is wrong with this kid??????

Duane Rice

Bill is wearing his emotions on his sleeve tonight. He looks worried.

Lajayhawk in reply to Lawkan

No idea why, but that made me literally laugh out loud.

Aircapjay

I want whatever chill pills Bill is taking. He looks pretty calm.

00:11 left in Second Half
Kansas 66
UTEP 60

Benton Smith KUsports.com staff

Sam Constance

Oops. Was not intended as a reply.

Sam Constance in reply to Benton Smith

Okay, that's teh THIRD time that UTEP player has gotten a little extra-curricular contact in after the whistle.

Lawkan

thats one ugly chandelier

Lajayhawk

Alright, dude. It was a dumb foul. You made the point. Repeatedly.

00:19 left in Second Half
Kansas 65
UTEP 58

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Jayhawkinaustin

I adjust my question: "Will we ever stop fouling 94 feet from the basket?"

Mojayhawk

These guys are going to be fodder for HCSB at practice next week.

Lajayhawk

LOL…. "I know he's young, but he's played basketball before." Brilliant quote.

Jayhawkinaustin

That was inexcusable

Lajayhawk

WTF, Frank???

Jayhawkinaustin in reply to Stupidmichael

Stupidmichael, that is one fantastic job of putting lipstick on the pig.

Lajayhawk in reply to Stupidmichael

I totally agree. But man, I want to win this and get the hell outta there.

Kent Richardson

I keep thinking Kentucky and NIT

Brian Powell in reply to Stupidmichael

yep. Jay Wright's postgame quote.

Cshjhawk in reply to Stupidmichael

We all have been brought down to earth!

Benton Smith KUsports.com staff

Crosgile 3 looked desperation-ish, but that didn't it stop if from dropping. Teams at Atlantis believe Kansas can be gotten.

Lajayhawk

Clearly we are young. Still need diapers. The pee is running down our legs….

Lajayhawk

LOL. This is unreal.

Stupidmichael

Honestly. Probably a good thing that Kansas has been humbled a bit by this tournament showing.

Benton Smith KUsports.com staff

Talk about a friendly bounce on that first Ellis FT>

Kent Richardson in reply to Lajayhawk

You are correct both times.

Lajayhawk

Hit two FTs and this game is essentially over.

Sam Constance

Maybe I spoke too soon.

Lajayhawk in reply to Lajayhawk

Wretched, I mean

Benton Smith KUsports.com staff

9-0 run by UTEP, Gary Bedore points out. :36.7 left. KU 59, UTEP 54.

Lajayhawk

Ugh. I just want to leave this retched island…..

Sam Constance

What a pathetic showing. Ugh.

I feel like I wasted a Saturday night watching that garbage.

Stupidmichael

OSU will win the conference this year. OSU may not have as much talent as KU, but it has the best player and tremendously more experience.

00:49 left in Second Half
Kansas 59
UTEP 52

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Jayhawkinaustin

Will we ever stop fouling 25 feet from the basket?

Lawkan

defense is bad, press break is bad, free throw shooting is bad, outside shooting is bad, zone offense is bad. Do they practice anything besides lobs?

Brian Powell

We're young, but we have to be able to inbound the ball and get it over half court - no matter what. So much talent and no confidence yet to do anything with it?

Kye Clark in reply to Aircapjay

Perhaps not, but the deal is that KU has so much ceiling and room to improve. OSU is pretty much a finished product. They're not going to get much better than what they are now.

Kent Richardson in reply to Lajayhawk

Maybe. But both are taller than Travis Ford.

Stupidmichael

Bad call.

Benton Smith KUsports.com staff

UTEP pressing full court and KU turns it right over, two possessions in a row.

Aircapjay

From the games I have watched this year of KU and Oklahoma State, OSU is the better team. I don't think it's a given that KU wins the league this year.

Lajayhawk in reply to Sam Constance

Oh, man…. I can still picture Miles falling down….

Lajayhawk in reply to Kent Richardson

Both are poor from deep?

01:19 left in Second Half
Kansas 59
UTEP 50

Benton Smith KUsports.com staff

Kye Clark

Before everybody starts bagging on Selby, please no revisionist history. His career was derailed early by the suspension, which all but handed Taylor the starting PG position (Selby's natural position). He came in and was actually playing well before the injury bug bit him. He tried to play through it, because that's what Self expects & respects. At the end of it, I think people are bitter because he left after that one year and we never got to experience what we thought we were getting when we signed him.

Sam Constance in reply to Lajayhawk

No cramps...

...yet.

Lajayhawk

We'll be a lot better when we get back in the country. The Bahamas aren't our location, apparently. Kind of like Maui was for Roy.

Lajayhawk in reply to Sam Constance

I hear ya. I do to. And agree with you most of the time.

Duane Rice

UTEP going to play hack a EMBIID

Sam Constance in reply to Lajayhawk

Agreed. I just get tired of seeing such wild inconsistency.

Kent Richardson

What do Frank Mason and Katherine Webb have in common?

Cshjhawk

Work in progress! Bill Self et al will earn their bucks this year! If he meshes this team together, it'll be a job well done!

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