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Posted on: Thursday, March 18, 2010

NCAA hoops: Jayhawks struggle through 90-74 win over Lehigh


By JOHN MARSHALL
AP Basketball Writer

OKLAHOMA CITY ó Marcus Morris scored 26 points, Sherron Collins added 18 and No. 1 overall seed Kansas survived a 90-74 win over scrappy Lehigh in the Midwest Regional on Thursday night.

Kansas (33-2) fell into its season-long pattern of playing in spurts, giving No. 16 seed Lehigh (22-11) hope of making college basketball history.
The Jayhawks led by just six in the first half and didnít pull away until midway through the second to keep from becoming the greatest Goliath to be crossed off the brackets on a wild opening day of the NCAA tournament.
Tyrel added four big 3-pointers for Kansas as it moves on to face gritty Northern Iowa in a second-round game that suddenly seems much more daunting.
Lehigh made its fourth NCAA appearance a memorable one, putting a scare into the nationís No. 1 team.