Looking to advance to their third consecutive Elite Eight, top-seeded Kansas takes on No. 5 Clemson, a school that hasn’t been to a regional final since Larry Nance Sr. was on campus. It’s two programs with very different basketball histories, but with the way each is playing right now, it presents a very intriguing matchup in Omaha on Friday night.
The game is scheduled to start at about 7:07 p.m. ET and will be broadcast nationally on CBS. If you don’t have cable or can’t get to a TV, you can watch the game live on your computer, phone or streaming device by signing up for one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming services:
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Kansas has gotten a couple of real tests in their first two games, but unlike so many other top seeds around the bracket, they’ve found ways to advance. No. 16 seed Penn was as close as four points with under 12 minutes remaining, but the Jayhawks close that game on a 24-12 run. Seton Hall then gave their best shot, but Kansas was able to hold off the comeback effort and win by four.
It hasn’t been overly convincing from the Jayhawks, but it has been two wins, and that’s all that matters. Plus, there have been plenty of positives to come out of those two wins. Lagerald Vick, Malik Newman and Svi Mykhailiuk are all shooting the ball well (combined 13-of-26 from three), and when each of them is contributing, it’s almost impossible to stop Kansas’ offense. Additionally, big man Udoka Azubuike is back after missing most of four games with a sprained MCL, as he tallied 10 points, seven rebounds, two steals and two blocks in 22 minutes against the Pirates.
On the other side of this matchup you have Clemson, who were one of the most impressive teams of the first week. The Tigers handled a solid New Mexico State team with ease in the first round, 79-68, then proceeded to run fourth-seeded Auburn out of the building with an 84-53 beatdown.
Clemson have one of the most efficient defenses in the country, which presents a wildly intriguing matchup against Kansas’ elite offense. But if the Tigers are also going to be scoring 1.1 points per possession on top of that, as they did against both New Mexico State and Auburn, watch out.
Ultimately, the Jayhawks are still favored by 4.5 points, and that’s probably how it should be, but with the way Clemson is playing this tournament, the Tigers shouldn’t be overlooked. This could easily turn into the best game of the Sweet 16.
Source: Heavy Sports