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28-7, 1st in Big 12

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

We're 15 minutes into the game: Angel Delgado has 12 points and 11 rebounds.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Seton Hall has six turnovers and six fouls in the first eight minutes today. Pirates have actually been doing a decent job on Devonte Graham (three turnovers), even used Ish Sanogo on him for several possessions.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Desi Rodriguez starting tonight for Seton Hall. Myles Cale had started five straight games since Rodriguez's injury, but he'll come off the bench tonight.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Udoka Azubuike taking part in warmups. Was moving OK, clearly not 100 percent. He also took 32 free throws, made 13 of them. Short on most.

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Kansas expects Azubuike to play Saturday

Kansas center Udoka Azubuike played only three minutes in the Jayhawks' first-round win over Penn, but head coach Bill Self is looking to get 15 to 20 minutes from him Saturday against Seton Hall.

Graham is the key to Kansas' success (1:26)
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Self: Kansas hopes to have Azubuike for Sat.

Kansas coach Bill Self says he hopes center Udoka Azubuike is available to play Saturday in the Jayhawks' NCAA tournament second-round game.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Malik Newman on Penn: "Those guys were better than a 16 seed if you ask me." Devonte Graham agreed: "The way they play is hard to guard."


Top-seeded Kansas comes alive, beats Penn 76-60 in NCAAs

Devonte Graham ignited sluggish Kansas midway through the first half, pouring in 29 points and lifting the top-seeded Jayhawks to a tough, grind-it-out 76-60 victory over No. 16 Pennsylvania in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

FINAL: Kansas 76, Penn 60. Quakers jumped out to an early 10-point lead, but once Kansas started getting comfortable on the offensive end, the Jayhawks took over.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Mitch Lightfoot has given Kansas really solid production today against Penn with Udoka Azubuike playing only three minutes. Nine points, 11 rebounds, three blocks.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Penn from the free-throw line: 1-for-8 Penn on layups: 6-for-15 And still only down eight.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Dating back to the 7:03 mark of the first half, Kansas has made 12 of its last 17 shots from the field. Outscoring Penn by 19 points in that span.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

How the landscape of the Midwest region changed over the course of the Penn-Kansas first half.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Kansas ends the half on a 22-5 run to take a seven-point lead going into halftime on 16-seed Penn. Devonte Graham is going off, 19 points in the first half.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

Pennsylvania has a 7% chance to be the first No. 16 seed to ever upset a No. 1, per BPI. That's the second-highest chance to win by a No. 16 since 2008 (UNC Asheville in 2012).

Paul Sabin ESPN Analytics 

Since 2008, BPI has given 16 seeds on average a 1.8% chance of beating the 1 seed. BPI currently gives Pennsylvania a 7.1% chance to beat Kansas. Only UNC-Asheville in 2012 had a better chance to advance as a 16 seed during that span.

Team Stats

Points Per Game81.3Tied-29th
Rebounds Per Game35.4175th
Assists Per Game16.8Tied-14th
Points Allowed70.6130th

Tournament History

Final Fours14
Tournament Record103-45
Championship Seasons1952, 1988, 2008
Tournament Appearances46