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Archive for Sunday, March 18, 2012

FINAL: KU overcomes 10-point, second-half deficit, defeats Purdue, 63-60

Kansas guard Tyshawn Taylor can't get to a three by Purdue forward Robbie Hummel during the first half on Sunday, March 18, 2012 at CenturyLink Center in Omaha.

Kansas guard Tyshawn Taylor can't get to a three by Purdue forward Robbie Hummel during the first half on Sunday, March 18, 2012 at CenturyLink Center in Omaha.

March 18, 2012

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Elijah Johnson put in a breakaway dunk with 23 seconds to give KU the lead, and Purdue's Robbie Hummel and Ryne Smith missed late threes for the lead and tie as the Kansas men's basketball team defeated Purdue, 63-60, on Sunday night in the Round of 32 at CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Neb.

KU trailed by as many as 10 points early in the second half.

Johnson led KU with 18 points. Thomas Robinson added 11 points and 13 rebounds, while Tyshawn Taylor and Travis Releford had 10 points apiece.

KU advances to the Sweet 16, where it will face 11th-seeded North Carolina State on Friday.

See Jesse Newell's blog on KUsports.com for post-game stats and analysis.

Comments

thelonious 2 years, 1 month ago

Six Sweet 16's in 9 years for Self at KU...not too shabby! Maybe we'll make another Final Four this year as well. This team certainly has grit...

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grammaddy 2 years, 1 month ago

Way to pull it off Jayhawks! ROCK CHALK!!

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MJFarmermac 2 years, 1 month ago

Nice game, but where was withey? Is he hurt? Kinda surprised to see so little of him.

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obamasocks 2 years, 1 month ago

Hard-won game, way to bring it back to a W hawks!

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truthhurts 2 years, 1 month ago

I quote Fred White "You win some - you lose some - and some just wash up on the beach."

We'll take it - style points don't matter in the tournament.

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