7:10 PM ET, March 16, 2007
United Center, Chicago, Illinois
CHICAGO -- Kansas is sticking around at the NCAA tournament. No early exit this time for the Jayhawks.Sent to the sidelines by first-round losses against Bucknell and Bradley the last two seasons, top-seeded Kansas (31-4) took over early and was simply too fast, too deep and too talented for Niagara."We heard a lot about last year and the year before that, but that's over and done with," said Mario Chalmers, who had 19 points to lead Kansas to a 107-67 win Friday night in the West Regional."We can't do anything about that," Chalmers said of the past. "That last 8 minutes of the first half was really key for us. We took a lead and never looked back from there."
Despite an early exit the past two seasons, Kansas and coach Bill Self won their first-round game Friday and extended their winning streak to 12 games. Other tournament teams on hot streaks:
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