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2018 Schedule
30-7, 1st in Big 12
Bilas: Azubuike 'vital' for Kansas to beat Duke (1:24)
Williams: Kansas dominated in paint (1:40)

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Duke's Wendell Carter Jr. on the upcoming matchup with fellow blue blood Kansas. He has a connection with KU center Udoka Azubuike.

John Gasaway @JohnGasaway

Seed, schmeed. Bill Self is a neutral-floor underdog in the 2018 Elite Eight. In case it comes up later.

Graham credits aggressiveness to Kansas' win (1:24)
Kansas pours it on early to advance (0:37)
Graham's pinpoint pass sets up alley-oop (0:25)

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Kansas big man Silvio De Sousa was in high school at IMG Academy four months ago. Now he's one win from the Final Four.

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.

Kansas' De Sousa throws down half-court alley-oop (0:27)
Kansas' Vick shows off huge bounce on putback slam (0:27)

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.

Graham connects with Mykhailiuk for Kansas alley-oop (0:21)
Self: 'We're not a soft team' (0:59)
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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 

Bill Self says Udoka Azubuike will start Friday against Clemson and appears "fine." The coach says his center practiced at full speed on Tuesday after playing a limited role off the bench in Kansas' first two NCAA tournament wins. Azubuike did not play in the Big 12 tournament, March 8 to 11, because of a knee injury.

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

High praise from Bill Self for Devonte' Graham. The Kansas coach says his senior possesses more "intangibles" and leadership qualities than any player Self has coached. "It's every coach's dream to have someone who's an extension of you."

Team Stats

Points Per Game81.429th
Rebounds Per Game35.4177th
Assists Per Game16.8Tied-14th
Points Allowed71.0142nd

Tournament History

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