Kansas Rolls Past Northeastern To Extend 1st-Round Streak

www.oann.com | 3/21/2019 | Staff
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Junior forward Dedric Lawson recorded 25 points and 11 rebounds Thursday as No. 4-seeded Kansas trounced No. 13-seeded Northeastern 87-53 in the Midwest Regional of the NCAA Tournament at Salt Lake City.

The Jayhawks (26-9) extended their streak of first-round wins to 13 while beginning their 30th consecutive NCAA appearance, a tournament record.

Kansas - No - Auburn - Winner - New

Kansas advanced to play No. 5 Auburn, a 78-77 winner over New Mexico State.

Lawson, a 6-foot-9 transfer from Memphis, often played as the big man in a four-guard lineup that often beat Northeastern off the bounce for easy buckets at the rim. The double-double was the 21st of the season for Lawson.

Post-ups - Lawson - Drives - Teammates - Advantage

Post-ups by Lawson and drives by his teammates accounted for a 50-16 advantage in the paint.

Kansas also was stingy defensively, holding the Huskies (23-11) to 28.1 percent shooting. Their leading scorer, senior guard Vasa Pusica, was limited to one basket through the first 29 minutes.

Pusica - Points - Average - Shooting - Junior

Pusica finished with seven points (10 below his average) on 2-of-13 shooting. Junior guard Jordan Roland paced Northeastern with 12 points.

A 10-0 run stretched a 12-point halftime lead into a 47-30 advantage with 14:50 remaining.


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