Is Kansas on the cusp of making another deep run in the NCAA Tournament? Can Auburn build on the momentum it gained from winning the SEC Tournament after surviving a near upset? Both teams left polar opposite impressions in the first round ahead of their second-round clash on Saturday evening.
The Jayhawks showed that they may not have taken a step back amid a turbulent regular season after crushing Northeastern 87-53 on Thursday. Dedric Lawson led the way with 25 points and 11 rebounds as Kansas used a 32-6 second-half run to subdue the Huskies.