Once again, Kansas struggled to score points with Joel Embiid out. They shot just 32.1 percent from the floor in the first half, but credit the Cardinal defense, who made things more difficult on the Jayhawks. One of the highlights of the first half was this nasty block by Josh Huestis.
Stanford had trouble finding points themselves, making just 32 percent of their field goals in the first half. The Jayhawks woke up towards the end of the period, finishing with a 7-1 run. Connor Frankamp hit a three-pointer at the buzzer to give Kansas a 24-22 halftime lead.
Kansas' scoring problems continued into the second half as Stanford starting making just enough shots to pull away. The Jayhawks made a comeback effort down the stretch, pulling within one point with under six minutes to go, but they ran into more trouble when leading scorer Tarik Black fouled out. Black finished with 18 points.
With a two-point deficit and 90 seconds left, Kansas got a chance when Stanford turned the ball over on a palming call and Frankamp hit two straight three-pointers to keep them within two points, but it wasn't enough. Stanford made their necessary free throws to send Kansas packing and ruin this kid's day.
Andrew Wiggins was a complete non-factor, finishing with just four points and shooting 1-of-6 from the field. It was poor timing for what was likely his final college game. Dwight Powell led the Cardinal with 15 points and Chasson Randle chipped in 13. Stanford finished the game with a 44.7 field goal percentage despite not making a single three point shot.
Stanford will face the No. 11 Dayton Flyers next week