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By Paul Delaney

Kansas' second-half rally dispatches Eastern Washington


Last updated 3/25/2021 at 12:35pm

Brittany Lancaster | EWU Athletics

Jacob Groves dives for a loose ball in front of Kansas guard Marcus Garrett in the Eagles NCAA tournament first-round game with the Jayhawks.

INDIANAPOLIS – A 25-7 stretch of the second half by the Kansas Jayhawks drowned out Eastern Washington's chances in the first round of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament March 20.

The No. 13 seeded Eagles, who led right from the tip 9-0 and by 10 points 52-42 on a Tanner Groves bucket with 17:58 left - fell to No. 4 Kansas 93-84. The Eagles led for the most time, 20:47 to 18:07, but the No. 4 seeded Jayhawks did so when it counted most.

Tanner Groves had a career-high 35 points while Jacob Groves also had career highs with 23 points and nine rebounds. Sophomore Michael Meadows, scored 1...

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