LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) – Perry Ellis scored 24 points, Cliff Alexander added 16 and No. 11 Kansas beat Tennessee 82-67 Friday in an Orlando Classic semifinal.
Frank Mason III had 11 points and seven assists for Kansas (4-1).
Tennessee (2-2) got 16 points from Josh Richardson, while Kevin Punter finished with 14.
Vols fell behind 13-points in the second half, but they rallied to tie it at 62 on two free throws from Armani Moore.
But an Alexander 3-point play keyed a 7-0 stretch as Kansas went ahead 69-62 with five minutes left.
Ellis’ 3-point play made it 74-64 with two minutes to go.
Kansas outscored Tennessee 20-5 to end the game.
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