(ST. LOUIS) — The Stanford Cardinal will be soaring into the Sweet 16 after upsetting the No. 2 Kansas Jayhawks 60-57 on Sunday for a trip to the Sweet 16.
Dwight Powell poured in 15 points and seven rebounds and Chasson Randle added 13 points with six steals in the victory.
“It just means we’re in the Sweet 16,” Randle said. “We’re looking forward to an opportunity come next week.”
Andrew Wiggins was held to four points and had four turnovers, after averaging 28 points in the last four games, in the loss for Kansas.
“I let a lot of people down,” Wiggins said. “If I would have played better, we wouldn’t be in this situation, you know? I blame myself for this.”
Kansas is now the second No. 2 seed to fall in the tournament after Villanova lost to seventh-seeded Connecticut in the East Regional.
“I’m sad for our team and I’m sad for him [Wiggins],” Kansas head coach Bill Self said following the loss. “I don’t think today should offset what he’s done for 34 other games in which he’s been terrific.”
Stanford hit 9 of 12 free throw attempts in the final 2:04 of the game to seal the victory and will play the 11th-seeded Dayton, who upset No. 3 Syracuse on Saturday.
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