No. 2 seed Kansas rolls through Detroit 65-50

By Dave Skretta

Associated Press

Published: Friday, March 16 2012 10:39 p.m. MDT

Kansas' Naadir Tharpe, center, shoots under pressure from Detroit's Ray McCallum (3) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball tournament game at CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Neb., Friday, March 16, 2012.

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OMAHA, Neb. — Thomas Robinson had 16 points and 13 rebounds, and second-seeded Kansas rolled to a 65-50 victory over No. 15 seed Detroit in the second round of the Midwest Regional on Friday night.

Elijah Johnson added 15 points and Tyshawn Taylor had 10 for the Jayhawks (28-6), who toyed with the Titans (22-14) for the first 15 minutes before ramping up the defense and making sure they didn't accompany fellow No. 2 seeds Missouri and Duke on the way out of the NCAA tournament.

Kansas advanced to play No. 10 seed Purdue on Sunday.

Doug Anderson led the Horizon League-champion Titans with 15 points before fouling out with 11:06 left. Ray McCallum, the son of the Detroit coach, added eight on 4-for-15 shooting.

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