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25-10, 3rd in ACC
Williams: Kansas dominated in paint (1:40)

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Kansas' 30th win of the season, 80-76 over Clemson in the first Midwest Region semifinal, moves the Jayhawks into their third straight Elite Eight on Sunday against Duke or Syracuse. Top-seeded KU never trailed, winning behind a balanced attack with 17 points from Malik Newman, 16 from Devonte' Graham and 14 from Udoka Azubuike. The Tigers cut the KU lead -- which reached 20 points early in the second half -- to six in the last three minutes and to four in the closing seconds. Gabe Devoe scored 31 for Clemson.

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

Kansas is firmly in control in Omaha, behind a dominating effort inside. The Jayhawks already have 26 points in the paint -- 14 more than Clemson. Center Udoka Azubuike, still working his way back from a knee injury, has given the Jayhawks 10 points in a solid 13 minutes. But it was Lagerald Vick's one-handed, follow -up jam that spurred a Kansas run late in the first half.

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2dJeff Goodman

Kansas' Azubuike to return without restrictions

Udoka Azubuike, who has played just 25 combined minutes in Kansas' first two NCAA tournament games, will not have a minutes restriction versus Clemson in the Sweet 16.


Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Clemson's biggest big man, junior Elijah Thomas, is listed at 6-9 and 237 pounds. His take on defending Kansas' 7-foot, 280-pound Nigerian center Udoka Azubuike: "I'm from Texas."

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Clemson senior Donte Grantham, who suffered a season ending knee injury against Notre Dame in January, on the Tigers' run to the Sweet 16 without his contributions on the court: "It's hard. It's one of the hardest things that I've been through... Just us dreaming about being here, it was tough. [But] you can't take something back that already happened. I'm always going to be here for the team."

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Clemson's Brad Brownell on the strength of the ACC, which placed three of the four Sweet 16 teams in the Midwest regional. The Tigers will play Kansas on Friday for the right to play Duke or Syracuse.

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4dJay Bilas

Bilas: This Sweet 16 is neither unprecedented nor revolutionary

OK, let's get a few things straight: A revolution is not happening in college basketball. Nor is what is happening in this NCAA tournament unprecedented. We've had crazier tournaments. What isn't crazy is The Bilastrator's order of the 16 remaining teams.

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5dEdward Aschoff

Need a new team to root for? We got you

So your bracket is busted, your original champion is already out of the tournament and you need someone new to follow. We've done the research for you already. All you have to do now is pick the team that best fits your style.


DeVoe, Clemson rout cold-shooting Auburn to reach Sweet 16

Gabe DeVoe scored 22 points and Elijah Thomas had 18 points and 11 rebounds for Clemson, which closed the first half with a 25-4 run that helped it beat cold-shooting Auburn 84-53 on Sunday and advance to the Midwest Region semifinal.

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

Clemson looks well on its way to the Sweet 16 with a 43-19 lead against Auburn at halftime. They are the only two schools left in the NCAA tournament that finished in the top-25 of the AP football poll.


Hot-shooting Clemson ousts New Mexico State 79-68

Shelton Mitchell scored a season-high 23 points, Gabe DeVoe had 22 and Clemson beat New Mexico State 79-68 on Friday night, closing out a perfect first round for No. 5 seeds in the NCAA Tournament.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

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

Team Stats

Points Per Game73.8172nd
Rebounds Per Game35.9144th
Assists Per Game13.2Tied-203rd
Points Allowed65.9Tied-29th

Tournament History

Final Fours0
Tournament Record9-11
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances11