KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas Jayhawks are back in the Big 12 Tournament Championship.
1-seed Kansas got there with a 71-58 win over 5-seed Iowa State in the semifinals.
Jalen Wilson led the way with 25 points and 10 rebounds while Gradey Dick followed him up with 15.
Wilson opened the game with a flurry of points scoring 10 of the Jayhawks’ first 19 points leading them to a 33-25 halftime lead.
Iowa State came back in the second half with a 14-5 run to get their first lead of the game with 14:21 to go. Kansas took the lead back with a 13-4 run of their own.
Jaren Holmes led Iowa State with 16 points.
The Jayhawks will face the winner of Texas-TCU in the Big 12 Tournament Championship at 5 p.m. on Saturday.