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31-4, 1st in Big 12

C.L. Brown ESPN Staff Writer 

Kansas coach Bill Self said he believes the Elite Eight is "the hardest game of the tournament because there's so much emphasis on the road to Final Four." Instead of playing for a Final Four berth, he wants his players to just stay in the moment of trying to win a game.

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How to bet Saturday's Elite Eight games

The No. 1 seeds remain in the West and Midwest, but their Elite Eight challengers are dangerous. Dave Tuley and Andrew Lange give their best bets for Saturday's NCAA tourney games.

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The Jayhawks are scoring a whole lot of points in the NCAA tournament, but historically that hasn't translated into titles for very many teams. Only the 1989 Michigan Wolverines have gone on to win the championship after scoring 90 points or more in the first three games of the tournament.

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Kansas puts on dunkfest in rout of Purdue (1:12)
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Bill Murray's epic year continues, Gonzaga, Oregon, Kansas marching on (1:05)
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Mason is proud of Kansas' defensive effort (1:35)
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Mason's grit and toughness key in Kansas' victory (1:53)

C.L. Brown ESPN Staff Writer 

If Kansas isn't playing the best basketball out of the teams remaining, I don't know who is. The Jayhawks dispatched Purdue 98-66 to set up an Elite Eight showdown with Oregon on Saturday.

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Mason connects with Jackson on alley-oop (0:18)

C.L. Brown ESPN Staff Writer 

Purdue had a total of 20 turnovers in its first two NCAA games. The Boilermakers need just five more this game to finish with as many. They had six turnovers over the six minutes of Kansas' run that may have broken it open for good.

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Just imagine if Lagerald Vick played baseball. You'd be allowed to whip a basketball at his face right after that 360.

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Mason's bounce pass leads to Kansas dunk (0:17)

C.L. Brown ESPN Staff Writer 

Feels like every shot Purdue's Caleb Swanigan attempts has been an ordeal. Kansas' Landon Lucas not allowing him to get anything easy. Aside from when he steps outside for a 3-point attempt, Swanigan has had to fight for every inch.

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Josh Jackson elevates for baseline jam (0:17)

Dave Tuley ESPN Staff Writer 

Today's NCAA men's Sweet 16 games about to start. The ViewFromVegas is: Michigan -1 vs. Oregon (despite No. 7 vs. No. 3) O/U 148; Gonzaga -3 vs. West Virginia O/U 150; Kansas -5.5 vs. Purdue O/U 155.5; Arizona -7.5 vs. Xavier O/U 144.5.

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Jackson playing like a No. 1 pick

Kansas freshman Josh Jackson is near the top of the Sweet 16 Big Board, but he'll face a stiff challenge against Purdue's Vince Edwards and Caleb Swanigan on Thursday night.

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Make-or-break player: Landen Lucas

Lucas is critical to the Jayhawks defense and if he gets into foul trouble, there is nowhere else for Bill Self to go in the interior.

ESPN Stats and Information  

Kansas has failed to reach the Final Four in each of its previous four NCAA Tournament appearances as a No. 1 seed, dating back to the Jayhawks' last national title season in 2007-08. ESPN's BPI gives the Jayhawks a 33 percent chance to reach the Final Four this season.

Joe Lunardi Senior Writer, ESPN.com 

Sweet 16 "seed scores" (coach's record of advancing in tourney relative to seed, since 2002): Greg Gard (1.50), John Beilein (1.35), Chris Mack (1.19), Frank Martin (1.18), Chris Holtmann (1.17), Sean Miller (1.12), John Calipari (1.06), Matt Painter (1.06), Roy Williams (1.03), Dana Altman (1.00), Scott Drew (1.00), Mike White (1.00), Mark Few (0.90), Steve Alford (0.84), Bob Huggins (0.84), Bill Self (0.79).

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ESPN's BPI gives a slight edge to Kansas in its Sweet 16 battle with Purdue Thursday night (9:39 p.m. ET). The Jayhawks haven't beaten a top-four seed since 2012, but Purdue is 0-5 all-time against No. 1 seeds in the NCAA tournament.

Team Stats

Points Per Game83.914th
Rebounds Per Game38.933rd
Assists Per Game16.322nd
Points Allowed71.8168th

Tournament History

Final Fours14
Tournament Record100-44
Championship Seasons1952, 1988, 2008
Tournament Appearances45