Despite a slow start that resulted in a 21-11 deficit midway through the first half, Kansas pulled away from Penn in the first round of the NCAA Tournament for a 76-60 win.
The Jayhawks now prep for the winner of No. 8 Seton Hall-No. 9 NC State for their second round matchup on Saturday.
Devonte’ Graham led Kansas with 29 points while Mitch Lightfoot nearly had a double-double with nine points and 11 rebounds.
Here’s what Kansas head coach Bill Self had to say after the game:
Full Press Conference Video
On the fan support in Wichita
KU coach Bill Self said in the post game that the crowd support for his team in #Wichita was "As good as it could be for us." Estimates there 12K Jayhawks strong in @INTRUSTarena pic.twitter.com/LUsQG1Jv8d
— Daniel McCoy (@ICTBiz_dmccoy) March 15, 2018
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