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Kansas defeats Purdue, 63-60

  • 7:40 p.m., March 18, 2012
  • CenturyLink Center, Omaha,

FINAL: KU overcomes 10-point, second-half deficit, defeats Purdue, 63-60

Elijah Johnson put in a breakaway dunk with 23 seconds to give KU the lead, and Purdue's Robbie Hummel and Ryne Smith missed late threes for the lead and tie as the Kansas men's basketball team defeated Purdue, 63-60, on Sunday night in the Round of 32 at CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Neb.

KU trailed by as many as 10 points early in the second half.

Johnson led KU with 18 points. Thomas Robinson added 11 points and 13 rebounds, while Tyshawn Taylor and Travis Releford had 10 points apiece.

KU advances to the Sweet 16, where it will face 11th-seeded North Carolina State on Friday.

Join the post game discussion

Live coverage (Ended March 18, 2012 at 10:12 p.m.)

Orangedog87

EJ as good as MC 3pt in the final four

Mark Hopkins

WE WERE DUE! WIN WHEN YOU PROBABLY SHOULDNT HAVE

Icytofu

I can sleep in a good mood now

Iluvdbskxjayhawks

omfg! we won! o geezus! THANK U!

Pills4profit

EJ PUT HIS SHOES ON...RCJH!

Mark Hopkins

NOTHING LIKE WINNING!

Jayhawkinatl in reply to Jhawk7782

+1

Ryan Mullen in reply to Armen Kurdian

Nah we are going to handle them.

Jayhawkinatl in reply to Lajayhawk

Yes, you did!!! And so did Rodriquez33!!!

Jhawknkc

Oh my God. So just for the record, I'm stopping on the way home from work tomorrow to get 2 packages of new undies just to last me through the rest of this tournament...lord.

4runner

And the Prophet takes us to the promise land!!!

Rodriguez33

Coach Self said it's impossible to be at your best for 6 in a row. You HAVE to win an ugly one in this tournament.

fansincewilt

Jesse, I don't know if you got rid of losthawk or not but if you did, thank you so much. we had enough to worry about.

Jim Dickerson

That one flooded my Depends

Armen Kurdian

NC State will be even tougher to beat. They'll be next week's upset special. Warning to KU, those guys are playing really, really, well.

Ryan Mullen in reply to Melrank

Oh shutup and let them back on.

Jayhawkinatl in reply to Littlerockjayhawker

Way to keep the faith!

Rodriguez33

Any way we can get all the doubters banned from here for the next game?

Jproth1980

ROCK CHALK. I'll take it even if it wasn't pretty. Even if it made my blood pressure spike.

Joshua Hatcher

Quote of the year. "I was learnin"

Ia4jayhawk

I love EJ! He was learnin'!

Orangedog87

RCJHKU..you took it ..unbelievable

Jhawk7782

I kept the faith but It wasn't easy

Melrank

Bandwagon is full - quitters stay off!

Mike Kendall

SWEET 16!!!!!!!!!! See ya, Carolina!

Jromo

Wow. I am shaking.

Armen Kurdian

Yeah, I need new undies too.

Baldwinjhawk

Is Withey injured?

Mike Johns

ROCK CHALK JAYHAWK - Live to play another week

Nighthawking

Enjoyed it all

Rjanes2

Just wow...I hope this puts something in these guys hearts for the rest of the tourny

Jaycon11

so much for sleep tonight.

Jhawk7782

UNF***ING Believable!!

MDL/kuae99

Thanks Lisa.

Timothy Todd

Props to all the faithful on this board!

Ben Kane

i'm going to have a heart attack. got the W which is the only thing that matters. this team has been a remarkable joy this entire season. i think we match up well with nc state and should win easily. rockchalk!

Ryan Mullen

North Carolina will get bounced next game. WE are going to the final four boys.

Duane Rice

ROCK CHALK JAYHAWK

Devilhawk

YES!!

Bballdiehard

I'm definitely not going to be able to speak tomorrow.

Baldwinjhawk

rcjh win and advance...

MDL/kuae99

No. HCBS was outcoached the whole game. Painter was better tonight because he had inferior talent.

Kooky

Great second half adjustments by Self

Jim Dickerson in reply to Joshua Hatcher

we scored more points thanPU

Littlerockjayhawker

I don't know how that happened, but WOW!

mike spicer

EJ is my hero. he turned this around. ROCK CHALK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Duane Rice

i can feel my pulse threw my whole body

Reber5000

ROCK CHALK JAYHAWK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Fljhk

Hadn't drank in a month until about an hour ago.

Lajayhawk

TOLD YOU ALL TO HAVE FAITH!! THIS TEAM NEVER GIVES UP!!!!!

Jumpinjayhawk

I felt a huge breeze from the east, no wait it was just mizzou fans crying

Joshua Hatcher

How in the hell did we win that game....

Ryan Mullen in reply to Jace FitzGibbon

+100000000000000000

Armen Kurdian

OH MY EFFING God. I feel sick. And happy. Unbelievable.

Mark Hopkins

OOOPS! I POOPED MY PANTS!

Funkitect

holy f'ing christ! KU is going to go all the way after that... all the way baby!

Kualum2000

I cannot believe we just won that game. Reminds me of Davidson in 08.

Baldwinjhawk in reply to Jesse Newell

Stinky... Hummel POY

Mike Kendall

LOL---Breaking news---those fans that gave up are no longer welcomed on this site---from Jesse Newell. Buya!

Farsidehawk

WOW. Did not think this would happen. Could thing they have a week to recover and get their stuff together.

Dave Cook

Go Home Purdue, you worthless POS!!!

Lajayhawk

COACH OF THE YEAR

Bill Self 100% out-coached him the second half.

FINAL
Purdue 60
Kansas 63

Jesse Newell

Self pumps a fist in the air, just like the Missouri win.

KU advances to the Sweet 16.

Sportjunky

I kept the faith!! :-)

Brooksmd

WOW!!!

Mike Johns

unreal ...

Jayhawkinatl

I'm with Rodriquez!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lurkerhawk

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Rolland Remmert

knew they had it all the way.............

Ljmhawk

i just had a stroke

Jace FitzGibbon

FUDGE YES!!! OMG!!! PLAYED OUR WORST GAME OF THE YEAR AND STILL WON!!

Rodriguez33

ROCK CHALK JAYHAWK!!!!!!!!

Gabriel Engeland

I do not believe it! They keep proving me wrong.

Duane Rice

amazing

Jumpinjayhawk

wow

Tis4tim

OH MY F-ING GOD!

Ryan Mullen

We are going all the way baby count it. This is our Davidson game.

Kooky

EJ saved the day

Bcravenjhawkfan

Unreal!

Bubbahawk

Purdue was exhausted. They ran out of gas, and KU showed the heart of a champion.

Fljhk

Never in doubt!

Jumpinjayhawk

Hell yes

Dxjhawk in reply to Lindhawk

+1

Nh_jhawk

kansas wins!!!!!

Jumpinjayhawk

foul

Nighthawking

yes

Brooksmd

WOW

Bballdiehard

I'm fine with the dunk. hell I was screaming at the TV for him to dunk.

Jhawk7782

Strategy? Any one?

Tis4tim

For God sakes, guard Hummel!

Ryan Mullen

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSs thank youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu

Lajayhawk

COACH OF THE MOTHER TRUCKING YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Fljhk

Do you foul?

Rob4lb

Does KU foul

Jumpinjayhawk

Do we dare foul on the inbound

4runner

Put Withey in to block the throw in

Lindhawk

How did we pull this out of our butt

Rodriguez33

I don't blame him. That's not his fault. He wanted the exclamation point.

Farsidehawk

Hummel can still shoot a three.

00:02 left in Second Half
Purdue 60
Kansas 63

Jesse Newell

If Taylor goes to the corner, game is over. Hard to think like that, though.

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