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Top-seeded Kansas was forced to fight through a difficult first-round game and hopes to use that experience to get off to a better start when it takes on No. 8 seed Seton Hall on Saturday in the Midwest Region quarterfinal at Wichita, Kan. The Jayhawks trailed by as much as 10 in the first half Thursday and grinded out a 76-60 victory over Pennsylvania to survive and advance.
“There’s always that pressure like, ‘You can’t lose to a 16 seed,” Kansas senior guard Devonte’ Graham told reporters after scoring 29 points. “So instead of just going out and playing loose, you’re going out and playing not to lose to the 16 seed. I feel we came out the first 10 minutes doing that. … Coach always says that’s the hardest game. You can’t win two without winning the first one.” The Jayhawks have won nine of their last 10 and things will get more difficult against the experienced Pirates, who outlasted North Carolina State 94-83 in the first round Thursday.
Seton Hall matches Kansas with four players averaging at least 13 points and its seniors have won 84 games, including their first in the NCAA Tournament on Thursday after losing in the previous two opening rounds. “Our main focus was staying focused,” Pirates senior guard Khadeen Carrington told reporters. “I know that sounds funny, but the last two years we came here, the guys were kind of drained mentally. We couldn’t get over the hump. Guys came in real focused, real businesslike, and we’re not done yet.”
Seton Hall Pirates vs Kansas Jayhawks Betting Odds and Predictions
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|Match Result: Kansas Jayhawks (-5and over/under 154)|
|Alternate Spread: Seton Hall +9½ (-220)
|Total Points O/U - Kansas (1): Over 79½(-115)
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|Seton Hall is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games|
|Seton Hall is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games|
|The total has gone OVER in 9 of Seton Hall's last 11 games|
|Kansas is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games|
|Kansas is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games|