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Archive for Saturday, March 29, 2008

KU in elite company

Wildcats handily defeated; more ‘Cats on deck

Tyler Metzger, center, a Kansas junior from Oskaloosa, lets loose with other members of the Kansas Basketball Band in the second half of KU's Sweet 16 game against Villanova in the NCAA Tournament Friday in Detroit. The Jayhawks won 72-57.

Tyler Metzger, center, a Kansas junior from Oskaloosa, lets loose with other members of the Kansas Basketball Band in the second half of KU's Sweet 16 game against Villanova in the NCAA Tournament Friday in Detroit. The Jayhawks won 72-57.

March 29, 2008

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— 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.

Comments

jayhawks71 6 years ago

May both KU and UNC win. Next Saturday will be the game that I have been waiting a few years for... Roy got his championship, now it is KU's time, which will show that Roy moving on was the best for both schools. Must beat Roy. Must beat Roy. Must beat Davidson then must beat Roy!

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JennyRay 6 years ago

im so excited for this game tomorrow! we have to stop curry! ROCK CHALK!

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