Even on a night when Kansas didn’t get its typical production out of star Devonte’ Graham, the senior’s teammates more than made up for it against Seton Hall at Intrust Bank Arena. KU’s other three backcourt starters all produced double-digit points and gigantic sixth man Udoka Azubuike looked revived and ready inside as the Jayhawks advanced to the Sweet 16 with a 83-79 win over Seton Hall Saturday in the NCAA Tournament’s second round. By Benton Smith
When a single basketball player produces 20-plus points and 20-plus rebounds in one NCAA Tournament game, it’s typically safe to assume said player’s team moved on to the postseason’s next round. By Benton Smith
It was the simplest of plays — one Kansas has run a thousand times this season. And it almost was responsible for the end of the Jayhawks' season. By Matt Tait
Kansas basketball coach Bill Self had finished talking to his team during a timeout midway through the first half of Saturday night’s second-round game against Seton Hall, but he had one more thing to say to sophomore Malik Newman. By Tom Keegan
The idea coming into KU's second-round NCAA Tournament game at Intrust Bank Arena was for the top-seeded Jayhawks to keep injured center Udoka Azubuike on some sort of minutes restriction, somewhere in the 15- to 20-minute range. By Matt Tait
A spot in the Sweet 16 awaits the winner of Saturday night’s game between top-seeded Kansas (28-7) and No. 8 Seton Hall (22-11) at Wichita’s Intrust Bank Arena. The Jayhawks and Pirates haven’t squared off since an encounter at the Maui Invitational, in 2001. KU prevailed on that occasion and is 1-1 all-time versus Seton Hall.