March 25, 2018
Kansas guard Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk (10) and Kansas guard Malik Newman (14) pressure Duke forward Marvin Bagley III (35) during the first half, Sunday, March 25, 2018 at CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Neb.
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A pair of projected top-10 NBA draft picks in June, the 6-foot-11 Marvin Bagley and 6-10 Wendell Carter Jr. represented a pair of potential March nightmares for the Jayhawks, who only use one traditional post player in their four-guard lineup. Between double-teams of Bagley and foul trouble for Carter, though, KU turned what looked like a mismatch into manageable Elite Eight road bumps, in an 85-81, overtime victory over Duke. By Benton Smith