No. 12 Jayhawks rout Washington State 78-41

No. 12 Jayhawks rout Washington State 78-41
November 20, 2012, 12:06 am
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Kansas forward Kevin Young (40) and Washington State forward Brock Motum (12) battle for a rebound during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Monday, Nov. 19, 2012, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)


KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) 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.