KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Player of the year front-runner Frank Mason III poured in 26 points, Kansas turned on the jets in the second half and the top-seeded Jayhawks soared to a 98-66 blowout of No. 4 seed Purdue on Thursday night in the Midwest Regional semifinals.
Devonte Graham also had 26 points and Josh Jackson had 15 points and 12 rebounds for the Jayhawks (31-4), who led by 7 at halftime before their up-and-down pace finally wore down the Boilermakers.
Kansas used two big runs, including an 11-0 charge highlighted by Lagerald Vicks’ 360-degree drunk, to coast into a matchup with No.
Just when you think it couldn’t get any worse … it does.
Yes, the Avalanche collapsed again Thursday night.
After leading Edmonton 2-0 early and 4-2 after two periods, Colorado fell 7-4 to the Oilers at the Pepsi Center.
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Avalanche backup goalie Jeremy Smith struggled all night, and it ultimately was costly, with the Oilers coming back to take the lead on third-period goals from Zack Kassian, Jordan Eberle and Drake Caggiula.
China’s national soccer team scored a slim upset victory over South Korea, keeping its hopes of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup alive and averting threats of fan unrest amid a continuing feud between Beijing and Seoul.