By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Kansas Jayhawks are the second No. 1 seed to advance to the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship. They join the Villanova Wildcats, who advanced as the first No. 1 seed earlier on Saturday.
The Jayhawks defeated the No. 8 Seton Hall Pirates, 83-79, on Saturday night at the Intrust Bank Arena in Wichita, Kansas.
Kansas will now face the winner of the No. 4 Auburn Tigers and the No. 5 Clemson Tigers. The game will tip off at 7:10 pm EST on TBS on Sunday.
The Jayhawks improved to 29-7 on the season. The Pirates ended their season with a 22-12 record.
Pirates Center Angel Delgado had a 20-20 game. It’s the fifth-time this has happened in the last 40 NCAA Tournaments.
Malik Newman led the Jayhawks with 28 points. He also had three rebounds, two assists, and one steal.
Newman was one of four Kansas players, who scored in double-figures. Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk had 16 points, while Lagerald Vick scored 13 points, and Udoka Azubuike had 10 points.
The Jayhawks had 14 bench points. Azubuike scored all of his 10 points off of the bench.
Khadeen Carrington led the Pirates with 28 points. He also had two assists and one block.
Carrington was one of three Seton Hall players, who scored in double-figures. Delgado had 24 points, while Myles Powell had 14 points.
The Pirates had seven bench points. Michael Nzei led the bench with four points.
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