Kansas Versus. Miami Score, Takeaways: The Jayhawks beat the Hurricanes, leaving only the final fourth place.

This year there will be no final four without the No. 1 seed. No. 1 Kansas wiped out a half-time deficit in the second half and eventually fell to No. 10 Miami 76-50 in the Midwest Regional Final.

Jayhawks (32-6) go into their fourth final four under coach Bill Shelf, and their first player since 2018. The opponent in 2022 is the same as it was then, facing Kansas Villanova on Saturday at 6:09 pm in New. Orleans.

The Kansas Elite Eight struggled under self and went 3-5 ahead of Sunday’s victory. With Cameron McCusty scoring 14 points in the first half, it looked like the Jayhawks would have another tough regional final. Kansas led 27-26, before Miami (26-10) finished the half 9-2 with a 35-29 half-time advantage.

Kansas did not waste much time clearing that margin in the second half. Christian Brown’s 3-pointer – Kansas’ first game – broke the tie at 40 with 15:27 remaining, and five minutes later, Ochoi Akbaji’s own 3-pointer doubled the lead to 12. Miami never cut it. Return to single digit.

Five Jayhawks scored at least nine points, led by Akbaji, who came out of his recent slump with 18 points in 8-off-12 shooting, and he added five rebounds, four assists and four thefts.

McGusty led the Hurricanes with 18 points.

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