CHICAGO (AP) -- Julian Wright scored 15 of his 21 points in the
second half, Brandon Rush added 19 and top-seeded Kansas romped
past Kentucky 88-to-76 in the second round of the N-C-double-A
Mario Chalmers added 16 for the Jayhawks, who shot a blistering
57 percent to win their 13th in a row. Kansas (32-4) will play
fourth-seeded Southern Illinois on Thursday in the West Regional
semifinals in San Jose, California.
The eighth-seeded Wildcats (22-12) lost for the seventh time in
eleven games. Randolph Morris had 22 points for Kentucky while
Bobby Perry added 21.
The rout was a repeat of last year's meeting between the teams
in Lawrence. Rush led the way in that one, a 73-to-46 blowout that
was Kentucky's worst loss in Tubby Smith's ten years as coach.
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