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Kansas Jayhawks Basketball Predictions: Sweet 16 vs Clemson Tigers

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Our experts tell you how tonight’s Sweet 16 matchup is going to go.

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It’s the Sweet 16, and things have pretty much gone to plan so far for the Kansas Jayhawks. Tonight, they face the Clemson Tigers for the right to go to the Elite Eight. But this tournament has been one of true madness, so can KU avoid being yet another upset?

Fizzle406: You can’t take any games lightly at this point. I think it’s going to be a tough matchup but I like Kansas to pull it out at the end. Kansas 74, Clemson 68

Mike.Plank: Clemson was just 3-4 against the top-25 this year, but only one of their 10 losses came to a team that didn’t make the NCAA Tournament. But it’s still Clemson, right? The football school? I will also take the Jayhawks 74-68.

Kyle_Davis21: Clemson’s two-point defense is legitimately good, but Kansas has to feel better about this matchup than Seton Hall. Not only should Udoka be healthier, but I can’t foresee Devonte’ having another off game like he did in the second round. Clemson also gives up quite a few 3-pointers (nearly 22 attempts per game) and the Tigers are not nearly as good on the offensive glass as Seton Hall (252nd in the country). Kansas still hasn’t played its A game in this tournament, and giving Self nearly a week to prepare, and I like the Jayhawks to win a close one. Kansas 72, Clemson 67

David: Clemson will shoot 12-21 from three point range. A late comeback attempt will come up just short. Clemson 76, Kansas 72

dnoll5: Kansas under Bill Self has a pretty good record in the Sweet 16 if I’m not mistaken, so I’m not going against KU now. According to all I’ve read, the Jayhawks seem to match up well against the Tigers. Let’s play on Sunday, that’s what I’m thinking. Kansas 79, Clemson 67.

Andy Mitts: I’m expecting this game to go true to form for the Jayhawks, in that Clemson is going to get off to a hot start, making us all sweat endlessly. Then Kansas will make a run late in the first half, things will go back and forth for a while, and then KU makes a final push, led by Devonte Graham’s leadership and Malik Newman going off from 3. Kansas 75, Clemson 71.