KU Defeats Western Kentucky, Barely
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The top-seeded Kansas Jayhawks got a serious challenge from a Western Kentucky team trying to become the first No. 16 seed to win its first round game. Jeff Withey scored 17 points in the 64-57 victory. The Jayhawks trailed 31-30 at halftime. They built an 11-point lead in the second half but couldn't put Western Kentucky away until two foul shots with 11 seconds left. The Jayhawks goes on to face the North Carolina Tarheels and former KU coach Roy Williams in the next round of the NCAA tournament; tip-off is at 4:15 tomorrow (SUN) at the Spring Center in Kansas City.
Wildcats Fall to LaSalle
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — On a day of high-seed upsets, Kansas State is out of the NCAA tournament in a stunner. No. 13 La Salle survived 63-61 after blowing an 18-point halftime lead. Jerrell Wright made three foul shots in the final 30 seconds to preserve the victory. He had a game-high 21 points for the Explorers.