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Game Updates: Kansas-Portland State

The Kansas University men's basketball players have now heard enough of the history - a 16-seed has never downed a one-seed in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Today, KU gets its chance to uphold that statistic, opening the Big Dance against Big Sky champion Portland State. The Jayhawks (31-3 overall, 13-3 Big 12) enter the tournament as a one-seed for the second straight year, last season thumping Niagara in the tournament opener in Chicago. Portland State's run to March has been impressive, no doubt, but on paper doesn't appear to stack up too well against the Big 12 champs. Read more »

The Greene Room Live: Day two in Omaha

The Greene Room comes to you live from Omaha's Qwest Center, where KU officially begins its journey through the bracket today with an 11:30 tip (a.m., that is) against Portland State. Enter The Greene Room »

Extra Minutes: Kansas 85, Portland State 61

Tying up loose ends from KU's first round win over Portland State, in which the Jayhawks opened up offensively right where they left off Sunday against Texas, allowing themselves to cruise a bit in the second round towards Saturday's second round matchup with UNLV. Read more and hear postgame audio »

Spodcasters: Everything's going to, seed

After a pretty routine opening day to the NCAA Tournament, Ryan Greene and Ryan Wood break down how KU did its part in a 24-point win over Portland State. Plus, looking ahead to the Jayhawks' second round matchup against UNLV and K-State's win over USC in the first round's most hyped-up showdown. Listen here and subscribe to Spodcasters in iTunes » | Visit The Spodcasters on Myspace »

The Keegan Ratings: Rush's run continues

Brandon Rush, averaging 21.7 points in his last three games, paced the Jayhawks in a Tournament-opening romp over Portland State, again landing atop The Ratings. Read more »

KU-Portland State photo gallery

See photos from KU's NCAA Tournament-opening win over Portland State in Omaha, played in front of a pretty subdued crowd early Thursday morning at the Qwest Center. See photos »

KU-Portland State box score

Check out the final stats from a KU's blowout over Portland State. Brandon Rush and Mario Chalmers carried over their offensive onslaught from Sunday against Texas into the Tourney opener, combining for 34 points in the win over the Vikings. See stats »