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Jayhawks guard Mason claims Wooden Award

Jayhawks senior guard Frank Mason III was named the winner of this year's John R. Wooden Award as the nation's most outstanding men's college basketball player.

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22dSN Staff

Vote: Who deserves to win the Wooden Award?

College basketball had a long list of outstanding players this season, but who should take home the Wooden Award? Weigh in and make your voice heard.

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Purdue's Caleb Swanigan is in heady company going into the NBA Draft after leading the nation in double-doubles. Swanigan put up the numbers of a high lottery pick, but hasn't generated the kind of draft buzz as his predecessors.

Andy Katz ESPN Senior Writer 

Kentucky's Bam Adebayo declares for the draft but won't hire an agent. He should be in Chicago for the NBA draft combine now. That's great for the event. It will also give him a clearer picture about where he stands before making a decision about returning. Purdue's Caleb Swanigan did the same thing last season and turned into a player of the year finalist.

Andy Katz ESPN Senior Writer 

Purdue president Mitch Daniels told us on Capital Games that he would like to see schools keep open scholarships if a player leaves after one year. That would mean a school couldn't replace him until he would have finished his eligibility. Would be a tough sell for schools like Kentucky and Duke: http://es.pn/2nxRv2m

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Purdue Pres.: One-and-done rule 'doesn't work'

Purdue President Mitch Daniels chats with Andy Katz and Rick Klein about the boilermakers' run in the NCAA Tournament, disagreements he's had with the NCAA on rules, some potential ideas he's floated regarding "one-and-dones" and more.

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Kansas' Mason unanimous AP All-America pick

Frank Mason III was the only unanimous selection for the AP All-America team, which also includes Josh Hart, Lonzo Ball, Caleb Swanigan and Justin Jackson.

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33dC.L. Brown

Ball, Mason III among 5 Wooden Award finalists

UCLA's Lonzo Ball, Kansas' Frank Mason III, Gonzaga's Nigel Williams-Goss, Villanova's Josh Hart and Purdue's Caleb Swanigan were named on Monday to the John Wooden All-American Team.

C.L. Brown ESPN Staff Writer 

If Kansas isn't playing the best basketball out of the teams remaining, I don't know who is. The Jayhawks dispatched Purdue 98-66 to set up an Elite Eight showdown with Oregon on Saturday.

C.L. Brown ESPN Staff Writer 

Purdue had a total of 20 turnovers in its first two NCAA games. The Boilermakers need just five more this game to finish with as many. They had six turnovers over the six minutes of Kansas' run that may have broken it open for good.

C.L. Brown ESPN Staff Writer 

Feels like every shot Purdue's Caleb Swanigan attempts has been an ordeal. Kansas' Landon Lucas not allowing him to get anything easy. Aside from when he steps outside for a 3-point attempt, Swanigan has had to fight for every inch.

Dave Tuley ESPN Staff Writer 

Today's NCAA men's Sweet 16 games about to start. The ViewFromVegas is: Michigan -1 vs. Oregon (despite No. 7 vs. No. 3) O/U 148; Gonzaga -3 vs. West Virginia O/U 150; Kansas -5.5 vs. Purdue O/U 155.5; Arizona -7.5 vs. Xavier O/U 144.5.

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Swanigan can make case for Wooden Award

Purdue's Caleb Swanigan, No. 2 among our Wooden Award contenders, meets Kansas' Frank Mason III in a Sweet 16 showdown on Thursday night.

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Make-or-break player: Vince Edwards

Matt Painter knows what he's getting from Caleb Swanigan, it's what he gets from Edwards that will make the difference.

Joe Lunardi Senior Writer, ESPN.com 

Sweet 16 "seed scores" (coach's record of advancing in tourney relative to seed, since 2002): Greg Gard (1.50), John Beilein (1.35), Chris Mack (1.19), Frank Martin (1.18), Chris Holtmann (1.17), Sean Miller (1.12), John Calipari (1.06), Matt Painter (1.06), Roy Williams (1.03), Dana Altman (1.00), Scott Drew (1.00), Mike White (1.00), Mark Few (0.90), Steve Alford (0.84), Bob Huggins (0.84), Bill Self (0.79).

ESPN Stats and Information  

ESPN's BPI gives a slight edge to Kansas in its Sweet 16 battle with Purdue Thursday night (9:39 p.m. ET). The Jayhawks haven't beaten a top-four seed since 2012, but Purdue is 0-5 all-time against No. 1 seeds in the NCAA tournament.

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What you need to know about Thursday's Sweet 16 games

Which style will win: West Virginia's or Gonzaga's? Is Michigan's feel-good story about done? Can Kansas handle Purdue's Caleb Swanigan? Will injuries finally stop Xavier? It's time for answers.

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Boilermakers are great value pick

Don't count out No. 4 seed Purdue (-5) against top-seeded Kansas on Thursday night. The Boilermakers and Jayhawks' outcomes against common opponents suggest a close game.

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FiveThirtyEight: How far can Purdue go?

According to FiveThirtyEight's round-by-round probabilities, Purdue has a puncher's chance to knock off Kansas on Thursday night. Each round after that, however, will provide a significant challenge.

ESPN Stats and Information  

ESPN's BPI breaks down who has the best chance to reach the elusive Final Four -- with three (fairly) clear frontrunners, including fourth-seeded Florida.

Team Stats

Points Per Game79.739th
Rebounds Per Game37.7Tied-74th
Assists Per Game18.32nd
Points Allowed68.479th

Tournament History

Final Fours2
Tournament Record35-28
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances28