Auburn’s balance enough to tilt the court in win over Kansas, 89-75

Fifth-seeded Auburn used its balanced scoring attack to defeat the fourth-seeded Kansas Jayhawks Saturday night, 89-75, in their NCAA tournament tilt.

With the win, Auburn moves into the Sweet 16 third round, playing the winner of the Washington vs North Carolina game. That game is set to be played at 1:40 p.m. Sunday.

Bryce Brown led the way for Auburn with 25 points, but had a lot of help. Jared Harper had 18, Chuma Okeke 12, and Anfernee McLemor 11.

Kansas forward Dedric Lawson matched Brown’s 25 points as Kansas also had four players in double figures.

Adding to the Kansas output were Quentin Grimes with 15 points, Devon Dotson with 13, and David McCormack with 11.

The third round game between Auburn and the winner of the Washington vs UNC game is cheduled to be played Friday, March 29, with the time yet to be decided.

Auburn goes into the Sweet 16 with a 28-9 record.