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Kansas' Perry Ellis, left, looks to pass around Stanford's Josh Huestis during the first half of a third-round game of the NCAA college basketball tournament Sunday, March 23, 2014, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
Stanford educates Kansas youngsters
First Published Mar 23 2014 01:12 pm • Last Updated Mar 23 2014 11:48 pm

St. Louis • Kansas knows all about Stanford now.

The Cardinal couldn’t deny a slight at a news conference a day earlier fueled them just a bit before pulling their second — and much bigger — upset of the NCAA tournament.

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Kansas freshmen Andrew Wiggins and Wayne Selden Jr. ducked their heads and giggled Saturday when asked about Chasson Randle, Stanford’s leading scorer.

"We definitely saw that video," Randle said Sunday after the No. 10 seed Cardinal beat the second-seeded Jayhawks 60-57 to advance to the Sweet 16 in the South Regional.

"Coach told me not to talk about it but I definitely took it as a challenge. It was a little big extra motivation."

Enough for the Cardinal to make the Jayhawks the second No. 2 seed to be knocked out of this tournament in the third round and enough for them to reach the round of 16 for the first time since 2008.

Wiggins was held to four points on 1-for-6 shooting in what could have been his final college game. He accepted his share of the responsibility for the loss.

"I let a lot of people down," Wiggins said. "If I would have played better, we wouldn’t be in this situation, you know? I blame myself for this."

Dwight Powell had 15 points and seven rebounds despite playing with four fouls much of the second half and Randle added 13 points, six steals and four assists for the Cardinal (23-12), who were making their first NCAA appearance since 2008.

"To beat a team like this, a storied program with great coaching, great players, always feels amazing," Powell said. "So as of right now we’re still in the race and we’re still playing in March, and it feels great."


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UCLA 77, Stephen F. Austin 60 • In San Diego, Jordan Adams scored 19 points and UCLA reached the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2008.

The fourth-seeded Bruins (28-8) will play Florida, the tournament’s overall top seed, in the South Regional semifinals on Thursday in Memphis. First-year coach Steve Alford has won as many NCAA tournament games in three days as the Bruins had in the previous five seasons combined.

Alford replaced Ben Howland, who was fired a year ago after the Bruins lost to Minnesota in their NCAA tournament opener.

Stephen F. Austin (32-3), the No. 12 seed, had its 29-game winning streak snapped.



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