West Regional: Kansas 61 Southern Illinois 58

By: AP
By: AP

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SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- The Kansas Jayhawks are on the brink of
going to the Final four. Brandon Rush scored 12 points without
missing a shot and Kansas eked out a 61-to-58 victory over Southern
Illinois in the West Regional semifinals.
Darrell Arthur and Russell Robinson scored nine points apiece to
help the 27-and-4 Jayhawks avoid the upset. Kansas won its 14th
straight game by nursing a small lead through the final minutes
against a defense that made the Jayhawks work for every basket.
Jamaal Tatum scored 19 points in his final college game for the
fourth-seeded Salukis, who wind up 28-and-7.

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