Jackson leads No. 5 Kansas past UAB 83-63 in CBE Classic

Kansas' Frank Mason III (0) watches the ball go out of bounds after it was knocked away by UAB's William Lee during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Monday, Nov. 21, 2016, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Josh Jackson had 22 points, Frank Mason III and Devonte Graham were nearly as productive and No. 5 Kansas rolled to an 83-63 victory over Alabama-Birmingham in the CBE Classic semifinals Monday night.

Mason finished with 20 points and Graham had 16 for the Jayhawks (3-1), who advanced to play George for the title on Tuesday night. The Bulldogs beat George Washington 81-73 in the other semifinal.

Kansas raced to a big early lead, weathered several runs by UAB, then relied on their backcourt of Jackson, Mason and Graham to pull away from the Blazers down the stretch.

Dirk Williams led the Blazers (2-2) with 13 points. Tyler Madison had 12.