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Jayhawks pull away from Iona for 86-66 victory

Kansas forward Perry Ellis shoots over Iona defenders during the first half of an NCAA basketball game on Tuesday night at Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence.

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LAWRENCE — The gentleman dressed in the finely tailored suit, sitting among the teeming throng of Kansas fans inside Allen Fieldhouse, had never seen a real basketball game in person.
He knew enough to cheer when Joel Embiid dunked the ball, and the 7-foot freshman did it plenty of times Tuesday night.
Embiid finished with 16 points and 13 rebounds in a breakout performance, helping the second-ranked Jayhawks to an 86-66 victory over Iona — one made all the sweeter by the center’s father in the stands.
“I don’t think I played good because he was there,” Embiid said. “I ...

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