Ekpe Udoh had 20 points and 13 rebounds, and Baylor won an NCAA tournament game for the first time in 50 years by beating Sam Houston State 68-59 on Thursday.
Brandon Rush scored 18 points and No. 8 Kansas held Baylor to three points in the first 11 minutes to cruise to an 82-56 victory Wednesday night.
Sam Houston State's surprise defense almost ruined Baylor's victory party.
Kevin Durant felt the agony as a fan watching Texas fritter away a 14-point lead with 3 minutes to play. But Baylor committed enough boneheaded plays down the stretch to give the Horns their 22nd straight win over the Bears, writes Tim Griffin.