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Wiggins Leads Jayhawks Past Louisiana-Monroe

Associated Press - November 8, 2013 10:47 pm

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) – Andrew Wiggins scored 16 points in his highly anticipated debut, leading No. 5 Kansas to a sluggish 80-63 victory over Louisiana-Monroe in its season opener Friday night.

Andrew White III and Perry Ellis added 12 points each for the youthful Jayhawks, who won’t have a whole lot of time for their newcomers to work out the kinks. Kansas, which is replacing all five starters from last season, plays No. 4 Duke Tuesday night in Chicago.

Marvin Williams had 19 points and six rebounds for the Warhawks, who sure didn’t look like a team that won just four games last season. They trailed 47-41 early in the second half before the quicker, more physical Jayhawks finally went on a 15-5 run to seize control.