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Kansas and Wichita State advance, Kansas State eliminated from NCAA Tournament

(espn/ap) Kansas and Wichita State were first round winners in the NCAA mens basketball tournament Friday. Kansas State was eliminated by Cincinnati.
 
Frank Mason III scored 22 points and had eight assists as top-seeded Kansas won its opening game of the NCAA Tournament for an 11th straight year with a 100-62 victory over UC Davis on Friday night. Freshman Josh Jackson added 17 points for the Jayhawks. Coach Bill Self said they were able to overcome a slow start. 3 other players finished in double figures for Kansas, with Svi Mykhailiuk and Devonte' Graham adding 16 points each and Landen Lucas 13. Coach Bill Self said they were able to over come a slow start.
 

The win ensures top seeds will remain perfect since the tournament expanded, with the schools now 132-0 against No. 16 seeds. The Jayhawks will face Michigan State Sunday with tip-off set for 4:15p. Michigan State defeated Miami 78-58.
 
Cincinnati shot its way past Kansas State 75-61 Friday night in the South Region of the NCAA Tournament.
The Bearcats shot 62 percent. Cincinnati known for its defense and did that, too, preventing Kansas State from making much of a run after building a 17-point lead. Kansas State Coach Bruce Weber said they did not play their best.
 
 
 
Wesley Iwundu led Kansas State with 19 points. The Bearcats now move on to play UCLA. UCLA defeated Kent State 97-80. 
 
 
Wichita State's high-flying offense didn't get off the ground until the closing minutes, when the Shockers played like the more tournament-experienced team and pulled away to a 64-58 victory over Dayton on Friday night. Wichita Coach Greg Marshall was glad to win the game.
 
 

The 10th-seeded Shockers won their 16th in a row -- the second-longest streak in school history -- by clamping down on defense and swatting away shots down the stretch. Wichita State blocked eight shots and held the seventh-seeded Flyers to a season-low 31 percent from the field. Zach Brown's 3-pointer put Wichita State up 51-45 with 5:38 left, the biggest lead by either team up to that point, and Dayton never threatened again. Landry Shamet had 13 points. The Shockers will play Kentucky Sunday at 1:40p. Kentucky out scored Northern Kentucky 79-70.
 
Fridays Scores:
Baylor defeated New Mexico State 91-73
Michigan edged Oklahoma State 92-91
#1 seed North Carolina defeated Texas Southern 103-64
Arkansas out scored Seton Hall 77-71
Oregon rolled past Iona 93-77
Louisville defeated Jacksonville State 78-63.
11th seeded USC slipped past 6th seeded SMU 66-65.
Rhode Island 84 Creighton 72
Duke 87 Troy 65
South Carolina 93 Marquette 73
 
There are 8 2nd round games on the schedule for Saturday. The first game tips at 11:10 with West Virginia playing Notre Dame.
Iowa State plays in the last game scheduled to start when they play Purdue.

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