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No. 1 Kentucky routs No. 5 Kansas in Champions Classic

As the clock ticked down on No. 5 Kansas’ 72-40 loss to No. 1 Kentucky in the Champions Classic, it was clear which coach had arrived with a greater arsenal of weapons. The Kentucky onslaught had come in suffocating waves, 7-footer after 7-footer, a swarm of bodies that left the Jayhawks’ offense utterly useless. The Jayhawks, who shot just 19.6 percent, the worst mark of the Bill Self era, suffered an early-season beatdown on the national stage.