NCAA men's tournament: Newman leads Kansas past Duke in OT

Grayson Allen gave his haters one last chance to hate before his Duke career ended

Grayson Allen gave his haters one last chance to hate before his Duke career ended

So having him regularly take these crucial shots may not have been the best call. Find the soft spots in their zone. "I tried to drive middle, he cut me off, I went back to the left and got a little fade away up over the big".

The Kansas Jayhawks outlasted the Duke Blue Devils 85-81 in overtime in the Elite Eight to punch their ticket to the NCAA Tournament Final Four in San Antonio.

Duke had one last chance to win the game in regulation, putting the ball in the hands of its senior leader Grayson Allen. "I just feel like we are living in a dream".

On Sunday, his coach chose to remember the high moments. We have one of college basketball's blue-bloods in Kansas that is close enough to San Antonio that we can be assured of a packed house for at least one round of games. The Jayhawks will face Villanova on Saturday in a national semifinal.

Newman, though, made the most big shots. "Especially after the last two years, getting over the hump". And we have the best story of the tournament in Loyola, just the fourth No. 11-seed to get to the Final Four. Newman swished back-to-back threes on the Jayhawks' first two possessions of the second half before Vick shot in his first 3-pointer of the game at the 16:35 mark to get the Jayhawks out to a 44-39 lead.

So that means that these guys have done so well to put us in a position but we hadn't kicked the door in yet.

"Even though Malik scored a lot of points, I don't think that anybody had a better game than Svi did", Self said.

Now instead of Duke (29-8) playing against Villanova in the Final Four next week, Kansas (30-7) will.

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Duke Blue Devils guard Trevon Duval (1) reacts after losing to the Kansas Jayhawks in the championship game of the Midwest regional of the 2018 NCAA Tournament at CenturyLink Center. He finished the day with 12 points, four rebounds, four assists and four steals, and he played a critical role in putting Duke up late in regulation. Villanova should be around a three-point favorite in this game.

And rest assured, they are always going to be stupid. He also had seven rebounds as Kansas forged an unlikely 47-32 advantage in that category that demonstrated its intent. Mykhailiuk-a natural small forward whose been forced to play the 4 at KU-held Bagley to 16 points, more than five below his average. And the A is for De Sousa's big night.

"We didn't even know who was going to finish the season on our roster a couple of months ago", Self said. "I think both teams were deserving of winning".

Mostly, it featured Newman, whose career started at Mississippi State. Myhkailiuk buried a pair, the first giving him a single-season KU record of 112 on the year, and Graham connected on his first, all within the opening eight minutes of the game. For him, it was about being comfortable and not looking over his shoulder. I felt like it was one of those deals: "No matter what happened today, it was going to be disappointing if you don't win, but you're just proud to be a part of that game, proud to be part of this, something that's bigger than just individuals".

"I kept telling him, 'Just relax and be yourself.' Once he did that, he became the player everyone envisioned".

"He basically continued to do what he does", Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said of Newman. The ball bounced around the rim before falling off the side as time expired.

"This is a team that's gotten hot at the right time". "A lot of them".

Malik Newman scored 32 points (26 in the second half and overtime), including a three from the corner that gave KU an 81-78 lead with 1:39 left in overtime. Duke never scored again until Allen made a meaningless three with three ticks left.

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