With VP in attendance, top-seeded KU beats Howard 96-68 in NCAA First Round
DES MOINES, Iowa (KCTV) - The top-seeded Jayhawks will survive and advance past 16-seed Howard with a 96-68 win in Des Moines.
The Bison kept the game close through the first 14 minutes, taking the lead five times.
KU responded in the final 6:10 of the first half, going on a 19-5 run to take a 13-point lead into the locker room – and the rest is history.
All five KU starters finished with double digits, led by Jalen Wilson with 20 (8-16 FG). Gradey Dick added 19 on a 60% clip from beyond the arc.
Howard, who averages the third-most turnovers in the nation gave the ball away 18 times in the loss.
The Jayhawks won without head coach Bill Self, who continues to recover from a heart procedure.
Up next, the Jayhawks will play the winner of 8-seed Arkansas vs. 9-seed Illinois.
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