What Bill Self said after Kansas advanced past Penn in NCAA Tournament

It was closer than some expected at times, but Kansas men’s basketball posted a 76-60 victory over Penn on Thursday to advance to the round of 32 in the NCAA Tournament.

A 10-point deficit in the first half provided plenty of tension for Kansas fans early, but the Jayhawks rallied to take 33-26 lead into the locker room at halftime. Penn came within five points in the second half, but Kansas pulled away late to secure the first-round victory in front of a pro-Jayhawk crowd in Wichita, Kan.

Here’s what Kansas coach Bill Self had to say following to the triumph that was too close for comfort at times:

On Kansas’ execution:

On a surprisingly close first half:

On center Udoka Azubuike’s playing time

Up next:

Kansas awaits the winner of North Carolina State (9) and Seton Hall (8). The game will be played in Wichita on Saturday.

This story will be updated.

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