No. 16-seed Penn did everything they possibly could to hang with No. 1 Kansas.
Well, not quite everything.
They shot 3-for-10 from the free throw line in the second half. And they finished Thursday afternoon having shot just 7-for-18 from the free throw line.
But that shouldn’t diminish the effort put forth by the Quakers, who led Kansas 21-11 with eight minutes left in the first half and trailed by just five points midway through the second half in a 76-60 loss in a first round game in the Midwest Region of the NCAA Tournament.
At the end of the day, Kansas — despite playing short-handed with a banged up Udoka Azubuike playing just three scoreless minutes off the bench — was just too much. Devonte’ Graham did not shoot the ball all that well but he still finished with 29 points to go along with six boards and six…
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