Ellis helps No. 8 Kansas hold off feisty TCU, 81-72

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LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Perry Ellis scored 23 points, Devonte’ Graham added a career-high 20 and eighth-ranked Kansas bounced back from a frustrating loss to hold off foul-plagued TCU, 81-72 on Saturday.

Frank Mason III added 14 points and five assists for the Jayhawks (22-5, 11-4), who held onto their one-game lead over Iowa State with four left in the Big 12 race. Kansas also extended its win streak in the friendly confines of Allen Fieldhouse to 22 games.

Trey Zeigler had 20 points to lead the Horned Frogs (16-11, 3-11), who still have never won in Lawrence. Kyan Anderson added 14 points and Amric Fields finished with 11.