No. 5 Kansas beats Georgia, wins CBE Hall of Fame Classic

Kansas' Dwight Coleby (22) and Josh Jackson (11) pressure Georgia'sMike Edwards (32) as he shoots during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Frank Mason III had 19 points, Josh Jackson added 15 points and 11 rebounds, and fifth-ranked Kansas turned to its zone defense to beat Georgia 65-54 on Tuesday night in the CBE Classic championship game.

Devonte Graham added 14 points for the Jayhawks (4-1), who won their third consecutive in-season tournament title and second CBE Classic. They also won the tournament in 2012.

The Jayhawks hope it’s the beginning of a sweet ride at the Sprint Center this season. They play Davidson in the building in a couple of weeks, have the Big 12 Tournament in March, and then hope to land in the NCAA Tournament regional finals with a spot in the Final Four on the line.

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