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Stanford knocks off No. 2 Kansas 60-57

Stanford's John Gage (40) shoots under pressure from Kansas's Perry Ellis (34) during first half third-round game NCAA college basketball

Stanford's John Gage (40) shoots under pressure from Kansas's Perry Ellis (34) during the first half of a third-round game at the NCAA college basketball tournament Sunday, March 23, 2014, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

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Updated: March 23, 2014 2:01PM



ST. LOUIS — Kansas-Syracuse, no. Stanford-Dayton, heck yes.

There will be no clash of titans in the Sweet 16 in Memphis, at least not one involving the Midwest No. 2-seeded Jayhawks and the No. 3 seed Orange.

No. 1 Florida could run into UCLA there — that would be a big old deal, for sure — for the other regional semifinal will involve the Cardinal and the Flyers.

Stanford pulled off a huge upset over listless KU, 60-57.

The result will be remembered as another in a fairly long line of strange early exits for KU under coach Bill Self. More than that, it’ll be remembered for superstar freshman Andrew Wiggins’ complete no-show. He had one field goal and finished with four points.

Wiggins may be off to the NBA now. So might seven-foot freshman Joel Embiid, who missed Sunday’s game with a back injury.

If they leave, it’ll bring a shockingly quick end to what could’ve — what was expected to be — a deep run in the tournament.

Stanford guard Chasson Randle, from Rock Island, scored 13 points for Stanford, which improved its record to 23-12.

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