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Men's Basketball 2016-17 coverage

Kansas defeats Purdue, 98-66

  • 8:45 p.m., March 23, 2017
  • Sprint Center, Kansas City, MO
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Sweet finish: Jayhawks pound Purdue in second half

The top seed in the Midwest is one victory away from the biggest stage in college basketball. Kansas put on a Sweet 16 show Thursday night at Sprint Center, flying by Purdue for a 98-66 victory. By Benton Smith

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Ducks and Jayhawks to battle for Final Four berth

The Big Ten flavor to the top-seeded Kansas Jayhawks’ run through the NCAA Tournament’s Midwest Region ended Thursday night at Sprint Center, thanks to the Pac 12’s Oregon Ducks, who edged Michigan, 69-68, in the Sweet 16. By Benton Smith

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Purdue coach Matt Painter on KU: 'Shoot the way those guards shot then they can't be stopped'

After KU’s 98-66 victory over Purdue in the Sweet 16 on Thursday at Sprint Center, Purdue head coach Matt Painter was asked whether he could see anybody stopping the Jayhawks. By Bobby Nightengale

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Speed demons: Jayhawks fly by Purdue, move on to Elite Eight

Kansas basketball coach Bill Self, who has been on both sides of more than a few of these types of NCAA Tournament chess matches, stressed to his team all week that speed beats size. Perhaps it was just to provide his team with confidence. Maybe it was to knock Purdue down a peg. Maybe it was just the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth the way Self saw it. Either way, the top-seeded Jayhawks proved their coach right in a big way — and a bunch of ways — during Thursday’s explosive, 98-66, Sweet 16 victory. By Matt Tait

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Notebook: Jackson excites with double-double; Coleby is first big off bench

The Kansas men’s basketball team may very well have the national player of the year on its team in senior guard Frank Mason III, who scored 26 points on 9-of-11 shooting and added seven rebounds and seven assists in 35 minutes during Thursday’s Sweet 16 showdown with Purdue. By Matt Tait

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Tom Keegan: Kansas proves it has tournament's best backcourt

On a wildly entertaining display of fast-break basketball Thursday night at Sprint Center, Kansas showed why it has the best backcourt in America, Frank Mason III buried any debate as to the most deserving candidate for national player-of-the-year honors, and Devonte’ Graham established himself as one of the favorites to win them next year. By Tom Keegan

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Bill Self, Frank Mason, Devonte Graham discuss win over Purdue

After the Kansas basketball team advanced to the Elite Eight with a 98-66 victory over Purdue, Kansas coach Bill Self, and guards Frank Mason III and Devonte Graham, talked about their Sweet 16 win, their strong second half and their ...

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