Ellis leads Kansas past Iowa State in Big 12 quarters
Kansas City, MO – Perry Ellis came off the bench to score 23 points on 10-of-12 shooting, as seventh-ranked Kansas pulled away in the second half for an 88-73 win over Iowa State in the semifinals of the Big 12 Tournament.
Jeff Withey and Elijah Johnson each added 14 points for the top-seeded Jayhawks (28-5), who will face either Oklahoma State or Kansas State in Saturday's title game. Ben McLemore ended with 10 points for Kansas, which beat the Cyclones for the 16th time in the last 17 meetings.
Georges Niang scored 19 and Melvin Ejim added 17 for Iowa State (22-11), which had won three in a row entering Friday's contest.