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Kansas Eats UC Davis

On to the 2nd Round!

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Showtime in Tulsa: Jayhawks cruise past UC Davis in first round |
From hustle plays and free throws to 3-pointers and tough defense early, the Aggies played Kansas nearly even for the game’s first 13 minutes. But then the Jayhawks unleashed a barrage of plays, some believable, others not, that reminded everyone watching why KU spent most of the season ranked in the Top 5 and, perhaps more relevant today, why No. 1 seeds are undefeated all-time against No. 16 seeds in the Big Dance.

Notebook: Jayhawks play 'best defense that we've played all year' in win over UC Davis |
Using suffocating ball pressure, a dominant showing on the glass and the kind of effort you might expect from a team that laid an egg, defensively, in its last game out, the top-seeded Jayhawks rolled to a 100-62 victory over No. 16 seed UC Davis Friday night in the first round of the NCAA Tournament at BOK Center.

Jayhawks make the most of UC Davis technical foul |
That run started when Aggies coach Jim Les was whistled for a technical foul with a little more than seven minutes remaining in the first half. The Jayhawks led, 23-21, at the point of the technical foul and responded with a 20-2 run over the next five minutes

Top-seeded Kansas to face No. 9 seed Michigan State in 2nd round Sunday |
For the second year in a row, the Jayhawks’ second-round foe will be a team that has reached a Final Four more recently than Kansas, as No. 9 seed Michigan State knocked off No. 8 Miami, 78-58, in Friday's final game at BOK Center. Last season, KU knocked off UConn in the second round in Des Moines, Iowa.

Welcome back: Jayhawks dominant in Jackson's return |
With KU’s dynamic four-guard backcourt of Jackson, Frank Mason III, Devonte’ Graham and Svi Mykhailiuk back intact, the Jayhawks drubbed overmatched UC Davis, 100-62, to move on to the tourney’s second round.

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