2008 NCAA Tournament
2007-08 March 28 KU-Nova Hoops
- Bill Self speaks with the media after his team advanced to its second straight Elite Eight
- Darrell Arthur talks about the keys coming up against Davidson Sunday
- Jeremy Case talks about getting big, unexpected minutes Friday night
- Mario Chalmers talks about the boost received from Russell Robinson Friday
- Russell Robinson talks about taking Scottie Reynolds out of the game early
- Sherron Collins talks about playing through a bit of illness and moving ahead towards Sunday
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Detroit Another opponent picked off. Now, it's time to take aim at Cinderella.
Kansas University's basketball team beat 12th-seeded Villanova, 72-57, at Ford Field on Friday, overwhelming the Wildcats out of the gate and cruising into the Elite Eight with an easy victory in the NCAA Tournament's third round.
Top-seeded Kansas (34-3) now will play at 4:05 p.m. CST on Sunday against 10th-seeded Davidson - also the Wildcats - a tiny school in North Carolina that's become the feel-good story of March. Davidson (29-6) beat third-seeded Wisconsin, 73-56, earlier Friday for its 25th straight victory.
From a seeding standpoint, the Midwest region certainly has opened up in favorable fashion for the Jayhawks. If Kansas gets to the Final Four with a victory Sunday, it will do so by beating teams seeded 16th, 8th, 12th and 10th in the Midwest region.
That's because all the big dogs in the Midwest have been knocked off - except the Jayhawks. They again looked businesslike in beating Villanova, paced by Brandon Rush's 16 points and Russell Robinson's 15. Mario Chalmers added 14 points.
So ho-hum was the win, in fact, that many of the 57,028 fans at massive Ford Field didn't stick around to see the conclusion. It nearly was decided at halftime when KU led 41-22.
The Jayhawks led by more than 20 before the Wildcats clawed back late.
But the rally was in vain. And Kansas moved one step closer - and one step away - from its first Final Four since 2003.
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- Keegan: Curry a threat to KU (03-29-08)
- Upstart Villanova doomed by slow start (03-29-08)
- Case steps up for Jayhawks (03-29-08)
- Kansas basketball notebook (03-29-08)
- 'So Good!' Davidson keeps dream alive, 73-56 (03-29-08)
- Extra Minutes: Kansas 72, Villanova 57 (03-29-08)
- The Keegan Ratings: Robinson > Reynolds (03-29-08)
- KU-Villanova Box Score
- 2007-08 Roster
- Full 2008 NCAA Tournament coverage