Kansas finally knocked off Kentucky in the Champions Classic Tuesday night in Chicago, taking a 65-61 victory from the Wildcats. KU moves to 1-2 vs Kentucky in the Classic and 3-4 overall.
Kansas opened up an early 20-9 advantage in the first half, but Kentucky would come storming back to tie the game up at 28-all with 6:21 left before halftime. KU would eventually take a 34-33 lead into the break.
The teams would exchange baskets basically the rest of the way. The largest lead by either team in the second half was Kansas by 4 multiple times. With the game tied at 57 with 2:53 left, Kansas made 5 of its final 6 free throws plus a big three-pointer from Malik Newman to ice the game and come away with the win.
Kentucky’s Kevin Knox led all scorers with 20 points on 8-13 shooting, including 3-6 from deep.

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