Kansas got a tough fight from feisty 15-seed EKU before ultimately pulling away on the back of some thunderous dunks. Stanford upset UNM, sending the Lobos packing after just one tournament game two years in a row. The winner will face the winner of Syracuse-Dayton.
Date: Sunday, March 23, 2014
Time: 12:15 PM EST
TV Channel: CBS
Location: Scottrade Center (St. Louis, MO)
Announcers: Jim Nantz, Greg Anthony, Tracy Wolfson
Opening Betting Line: Kansas -5.5 (142) via Odds Shark
Prediction: Stanford jumped all over New Mexico, running out to a 20-5 lead early on before eventually relinquishing the lead to the Lobos. Ultimately, a big 23 points from Chasson Randle helped the Cardinal secure the win. Randle won’t have such an easy time against Andrew Wiggins and Kansas, who will have a big athleticism advantage over Stanford. Perry Ellis should also give the Jayhawks a legit post presence. KU should have enough to make it to the Sweet 16, where a rematch of the 2003 National Championship seems likely.