Kansas State Can't Topple the Jayhawks Again

Xavier fends off George Washington, St. Mary's loses to Gonzaga again
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 2, 2008 6:00 AM CST
George Washington guard Johnny Lee, right, goes for the ball against Xavier guard Dante Jackson (25) in the first half of a college basketball game Saturday, March 1, 2008, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/David...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – The No. 6 Kansas Jayhawks took revenge on the team that spoiled their perfect season earlier this year, putting Kansas State away 88-74. Brandon Rush, who led the Jayhawks' scoring with 21 points, isn't worried about his team's marred record, and expects to take the court as one of the Final Four, ESPN reports. In other college hoops:

  • No. 9 Xavier, the Atlantic-10 champion and winner of 10 straight games, almost saw lowly George Washington snatch the 11th from them before rallying to a 66-56 victory.
  • No. 25 St. Mary's will have to say goodbye to its ranking, as the Gaels once again couldn't handle No. 24 Gonzaga, losing the game (88-76) and the WCC title at once.