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Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

"We're quite honestly not equipped to handle a team like that inside," says Austin Peay coach Dave Loos of Kansas.

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Top-seeded Kansas routs Austin Peay in opener

Svi Mykhailiuk scored a career-high 23 points, Perry Ellis added 21 and top-seeded Kansas throttled Austin Peay 105-79 on Thursday in the opening round of the NCAA tournament.

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

A 105-77 win over Austin Peay and on to the round of 32 for Kansas for an intriguing battle against UConn, which played the role of giant killer to perfection two years ago en route to the title.

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Kansas rolls Austin Peay 105-79 in opener

Perry Ellis had 21 points while Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk had a career-high 23 off the bench. This was Kansas' 10th straight win in the First Round. Box score

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Cheick Diallo is earning some time in the highlights for Kansas, which has become the first team of this tournament to reach triple digits. It's 100-72 over Austin Peay.

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Kansas having no problem with Govs

No one on the court has more than Austin Peay's Josh Robinson (16) but the rest of his teammates haven't been able to slow down Kansas. Five different Jayhawks have at least 7 points. Follow live

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Timeout by Bill Self after Khalil Davis slashes to the goal to cut the KU lead to 15. "Let's go Peay" chant returns.

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Kansas goes to the locker room up 48-28. Bill Self's assistants can start working on UConn. They won't, but they could. Perry Ellis has 13 for KU. Josh Robinson scored 14 in the first half for Austin Peay.

Austin Peay can't dial long distance

The Governors have missed their first seven 3-point shots, which has allowed Kansas to build an early 28-14 lead in Des Moines. Sophomore Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk hit his first two trifectas off the bench for the Jayhawks. Follow live

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Kansas does everything well, including shoot 3s, ranking second nationally at 42.6 percent. Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk just buried one to silence the chants of "Let's go Peay." KU leads 15-10.

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Lots of Kansas fans in the building, but the Kentucky and Indiana people already here and a mix of locals are making noise for Austin Peay, which leads 6-5 after three minutes.

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Austin Peay has won six straight games. Kansas has won 14 straight. Otherwise, this looks like a mismatch.

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

No. 16 seed Austin Peay is set to go against top-seeded Kansas in Des Moines. The Jayhawks are 39-6 in NCAA openers -- and yes, a No. 1 seed has still never lost to a 16.

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First Round: Austin Peay (16) vs. Kansas (1)

The Jayhawks shoot 42.6 percent from long range, which is on pace to be the highest single-season 3-pt FG pct in Big 12 history. That's bad news for the Govs, who allow opponents to shoot 35.9 percent (ranks 260th) from beyond the arc. Preview

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Will a 16 seed get the luck of the Irish? (0:40)
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Des Moines is the place to be Thursday

There are a combined 20 national titles won by UConn (4), Kansas (3), Indiana (5) and Kentucky (8). Des Moines, Iowa, is the host for all four storied programs on Thursday.

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Not the first dance for No. 16 seeds

Florida Gulf Coast and Hampton have enjoyed success in the NCAA tournament since the 2000's. You have to go back a bit further since Austin Peay and Holy Cross have made noise.

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Landen Lucas and Frank Mason are on stage for the top-ranked Jayhawks, who face Austin Peay in the first round. A very business-like demeanor from Kansas. "It's great to have older guys," Mason said. "They know what to expect from coach and what to expect from each other."

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Words of wisdom from Austin Peay's 6-8 center, Chris Horton, on preparing for Kansas, the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA tournament: "We've got to prepare for it like a regular game -- not a regular game, but a regular scouting report, regular routine, because that's what got us here."

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Loos grateful for support of granddaughter Rhyan (2:24)
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Dave Loos: Austin Peay playing with confidence (1:38)
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Is this the year that it finally happens?

The AP top 10 have lost a combined 80 games and the four No. 1 seeds have lost a combined 23 games, both of which are the most all time. Is this the year that a No. 16 seed finally beats a No. 1 seed? Beware of Dunk City?

Team Stats

Points Per Game79.0
Rebounds Per Game37.0
Assists Per Game6.0
Points Allowed105.0148th

Tournament History

Final Fours0
Tournament Record2-8
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances7