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No. 2 Jayhawks survive UTEP for 67-63 victory

Battle 4 Atlantis

Kansas’ Naadir Tharpe, left, goes up for a basket while defended by Texas-El Paso’s Justin Wesley during the second half of an NCAA basketball game on Saturday night in Paradise Island, Bahamas.

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PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas — Of the six halves Kansas played on its three-game trip to the Bahamas, Jayhawks coach Bill Self thought only one of them was any good.
The other five, he thought, were “crappy.”
That’s the bad news. The good news is his team got two wins anyway.
Perry Ellis scored 15 of his 19 points in the second half, Wayne Selden Jr. scored 14 and No. 2 Kansas survived a stiff challenge before beating Texas-El Paso 67-63 on Saturday night in the third-place game at the Battle 4 Atlantis.
Joel Embiid came off the bench to add ...

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