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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Perry Ellis had 17 points and nine rebounds to help No. 11 Kansas beat Michigan State 61-56 Sunday in the championship game of the Orlando Classic.
Svi Mykhailiuk added 11 points and Frank Mason III chipped in 10 for Kansas (5-1).
Michigan State (5-2) got 14 points from both Denzel Valentine and Travis Trice.
Trice's 3 made it 59-56 with 1:36 to play. After both teams failed to score on their next possession, Jamari Traylor hit two free throws in the final minute.
Kansas grabbed its biggest lead, 54-46, on Cliff Alexander's three-point play with 7 1-2 left.