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Releford scores 17 as No. 12 Kansas routs Washington State 78-41 in CBE Classic semifinals

Travis Releford showed some newfound aggressiveness in scoring 17 points Monday night, and No. 12 Kansas roared to a 78-41 victory over Washington State in the semifinals of the CBE Classic.

Perry Ellis added 12 points and Ben McLemore had 10 for the Jayhawks (3-1), who built a double-digit lead in the opening minutes and never looked back.

They'll play Saint Louis, a 70-49 winner over Texas A&M, in Tuesday night's championship game.

Brock Motum had 14 points for the Cougars (2-2), but he didn't get a whole lot of help.