Kansas basketball: March Madness bracket update after Jayhawks outlast Creighton to reach Sweet 16

The No. 1 Kansas Jayhawks held off the No. 9 Creighton Blue Jays to advance to the Sweet Sixteen.

The opening day of the Round of 32 saw a No. 1 seed sent home early in the form of the Baylor Bears following their loss to the No. 8 UNC Tar Heels. One top-seed that is not going home and instead advancing to the Sweet Sixteen are the Kansas Jayhawks.

On Saturday, Kansas defeated the No. 9 Creighton Blue Jays 79-72.

The Jayhawks certainly had their hands full with the Bluejays, as actually cut the team’s deficit to 73-72 with just under two minutes remaining. Kansas would build a cushion following a steal and dunk by Ochai Agbaji to extend their lead to 75-72. Creighton looked close to cutting their deficit to one point, as Trey Alexander had a path to an easy layup, but it was blocked by David McCormack with over 30-seconds remaining. That effectively ended any chance of the Creighton winning.

With that, who does Kansas play in the next round?

Who does Kansas play next in NCAA Tournament?

The Jayhawks will face the No. 4 Providence Friars on Friday, March 25.

Providence defeated the No. 12 Richmond Spiders, who pulled off an upset win over the No. 5 Iowa Hawkeyes, on Saturday by the score of 79-51.

Back to the Creighton game, one of Kansas’ stars in their game was Remy Martin, who scored 20 points off the bench by shooting 50.0-percent from the field (7-for-14) and made two of five three-point attempts. He also tallied seven rebounds and four assists.

Sophomore Jalen Wilson secured a double-double by scoring 14 points and hauling in 14 rebounds.

The Jayhawks are still dancing, and will spend the rest of their Saturday night waiting to see who they are going to play in the Sweet Sixteen.

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