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Kansas Crushes UC Davis In NCAA Opener

Associated Press - March 17, 2017 8:09 pm

TULSA, Okla. (AP) – Frank Mason III scored 22 points and had eight assists as top seeded Kansas won its opening game of the NCAA Tournament for the 11th straight year with a 100-62 victory over UC Davis Friday night.

Freshman Josh Jackson, making his return after a one game suspension for an accumulation of embarrassing incidents, added 17 points on 8 of 12 shooting for the Jayhawks (29-5).

The win ensures top seeds will remain perfect since the tournament expanded, with the schools now 132-0 against No. 16 seeds.

Five players finished in double figures for Kansas, with Svi Mykhailiuk and Devonte’ Graham adding 16 points each and Landen Lucas 13.

Chima Moneke scored 20 points to lead the 16th seeded Aggies (23-13), who were in their first NCAA Tournament. Brynton Lemar added 17 and Siler Schneider 10 in the loss.