ST. LOUIS (AP) — Both Wichita State and Kansas have advanced to the third round in the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament.
Cleananthony Early had 23 points and unbeaten Wichita State faced no resistance from Cal Poly, going to 35-0 for the best start in NCAA history with a 64-37 rout of Cal Poly in the Midwest Regional Friday night.
The Shockers (35-0) dominated from the tip-off against the only team with a sub-.500 record in the tournament. With the exception of Early, most of the glaring numbers were on defense. The losers managed 13 points in the first half and shot 21 percent.
The Shockers are set to take on Kentucky at 1:45 p.m. tomorrow (SUN.)
The Kansas Jayhawks pulled away down the stretch to beat pesky Eastern Kentucky 80-69 on Friday in the second round of the NCAA tournament. Andrew Wiggins scored 19 points, Jamari Traylor and Perry Ellis had double-doubles.
Traylor finished with 17 points and 14 rebounds, and Ellis had 14 points and 13 boards for the Jayhawks (25-9), who trailed 56-53 with 9 minutes to go before their game-ending charge.
They advanced to play No. 10 seed Stanford, a 58-53 winner over seventh-seeded New Mexico, at 11:15 a.m. tomorrow (SUN) in the third round of the South Regional.