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|UNI Sends Top Seed Jayhawks Home Early
|OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- In a tournament noted for upsets, No. 1 overall seed Kansas is going home early, victim of a 69-67 beating by little-heralded Northern Iowa Saturday.
It was the first time a No. 1 seed lost this early in the tournament -- the second round -- since 2004. Northern Iowa took an early lead over the Jayhawks and hung on for a 69-67 victory. The last time a No. 1 seed was knocked out in the second round was when Kentucky and Stanford both lost six years ago.
Top-seeded Kentucky trounced Wake Forest 90-60 to advance to the Sweet 16 and No. 2 seed Kansas State prevailed over Brigham Young 84-72. Two other No. 1 seeds -- Syracuse and Duke -- are still alive going into Sunday's conclusion of the tournament's second round.
In other games:
-- Tenth-seeded St. Mary's edged Villanova 75-68 to advance to the Sweet 16.
-- Tennessee made the regional semifinals for the third time in four years following its 83-68 win over Ohio.
-- Quincy Pondexter scored 18 points as 11th-seeded Washington extended a late-season roll with an 82-64 victory over New Mexico.
-- LaceDarius Dunn scored 26 points as No. 3 seed Baylor beat 11th-seeded Old Dominion 76-68.
-- Butler advanced to the round of 16 for the second time in four years -- but only after surviving a thriller against the undersized Murray State, beating them 54-52.
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