Kansas turns to zone, beats Georgia 65-54 to win CBE Classic

Georgia's Mike Edwards, left, and Kansas' Frank Mason III chase a loose ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
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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.