Kansas Jayhawks defeat Duke and advance to Final Four

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - UPDATE

It will be Kansas taking on Villanova in the Final Four of the NCAA men's basketball tournament at San Antonio this Saturday. 

Malik Newman almost singlehandedly pushed the Jayhawks into the Final Four. He scored all 13 Kansas points in overtime and finished with a career-high 32 to lead an 85-81 overtime win against Duke in the Midwest Region finale at Omaha.

Newman drilled his fifth and final 3 from the corner to make it 81-78 with 1:49 left and followed with four straight free throws to close out the Jayhawks' 31st win. 

Trevon Duval scored 20 points for Duke, which finished 29-8. Freshman star and future lottery pick Marvin Bagley added 16 points and 10 rebounds in what could have been his final game for the Blue Devils. 

Grayson Allen had 12 points for Duke but missed a 10-foot bank shot at the end of regulation. 

The Jayhawks will now face Villanova on Saturday, March 31st at 7:49 p.m. in San Anotonio.  Michigan and Loyola-Chicago are in the other Final Four game.

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ORIGINAL STORY

By Lance Ferguson

The Kansas Jayhawks defeated the Duke Bluedevils, 85 to 81, to advance to the Final Four. 

In a back-and-forth game that went into overtime, Malik Newman lead KU with 32 points and 7 rebounds. 

The Jayhawks will now face Villanova, Saturday, March 31st at 7:49pm, in San Anotonio.  Michigan and Loyola-Chicago are in the other Final Four game.

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