Kansas avoided becoming the second No. 1 power conference tourney seed of the day to fall, outlasting Oklahoma State, 63-62. The Cowboys had a chance to win at the buzzer, but J.P. Olukemi couldn't get his shot to fall. Marcus Morris led Kansas with 16 points and 11 rebounds, while Keiton Page dealt 23 points and a pair of boards for Okie State.
The Jayhawks could've just set up a rematch against rival Kansas State, who gave the Jayhawks their worst loss of the season and knocked them from No. 1 in the country. We'll find out who Kansas will play shortly.
Other than that loss to Kansas State, Kansas has been on a tear. Thursday's win was their first one-score victory since January 15.
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Quarterfinals: Thursday, March 10
No. 1 Kansas Jayhawks def. OSU, 63-62
No. 4 Kansas St. Wildcats vs. Colorado, 3, ESPN3
No. 2 Texas Longhorns vs. Oklahoma, 7, ESPN3
No. 3 Texas A&M Aggies vs. Mizzou, 9:30, ESPN2
Semifinals: Friday, March 11
Kansas vs. Kansas State/Colorado winner, 7, ESPN3
Thursday evening winners, 9:30, ESPN3
Championship game: Saturday, March 12
Semifinals winners, 6, ESPN
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