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03/23/2012 10:26 pm ET

Kansas vs. N.C. State Live Updates: NCAA Tournament Sweet 16

The Sweet 16 concludes with a game between No. 2 Kansas and No. 11 North Carolina State in the Midwest Region.

The Jayhawks blew out Detroit quite easily, avoiding the 2012 trend of No. 2 seeds falling in the first round (see Missouri, Duke). But Purdue tested Kansas' toughness with a phenomenal performance from Robbie Hummel. But Kansas was able to rally in the final minutes, erase a 10-point deficit and win 63-60 after the go-ahead basket from Elijah Johnson.

N.C. State, meanwhile, was the last team called on Selection Sunday yet ended up rolling through No. 6 San Diego State by 14 and then upset the third-seeded Hoyas of Georgetown, 63-60.

Will Kansas end N.C. State's magical run? Or will the Wolfpack eliminate the Jawhawks en route to an Elite Eight appearance?

Aside from the live updates below, be sure to follow @RTCMWRegion on Twitter.

STAY TUNED FOR LIVE UPDATES FROM THE FRIDAY'S GAMES:

03/24/2012 12:48 AM EDT

KANSAS WINS!

NC State got one last crack at forcing OT after Robinson missed that free throw but they needed a Laettner bucket and they didn't get it.

03/24/2012 12:45 AM EDT

Free Throws

Kansas going to line to seal it.. RObinson steps up.

03/24/2012 12:44 AM EDT

Heel On The Line

With Kansas tight on Wood, he leaps for high pass and comes down with a heel out of bounds. Kansas ball!

03/24/2012 12:43 AM EDT

DUELING TIMEOUTS

Lot riding on these last few seconds...

03/24/2012 12:41 AM EDT

Phenomenal Play!

Elijah Johnson cuts to the basket and takes the inbounds pass for a layup. Johnson had faked a run to midcourt for deep pass and defender bit. 13.5 to go any NC State trails by 3.

03/24/2012 12:40 AM EDT

HE MISSED!

But the ball goes out of NC State.. the FT was bricked and it caught NC State off guard. 14.8 to play..

03/24/2012 12:40 AM EDT

Taylor Fouled

He's at the line for a 1 and 1 with a 1-point lead and 16.1 to play.

03/24/2012 12:39 AM EDT

Madness

Wood catches and shoots a deep three but it misses.. ball comes back to Leslie who drives.. but he's stuffed in a crowd. Kansas on the ball..

03/24/2012 12:38 AM EDT

@ YahooForde :

Kansas trying desperately to blow a game it had won. Lead is down to a point with 1:06 left.

03/24/2012 12:38 AM EDT

@ RTCMWRegion :

This is incredible. Terrible possession for KU and it's a 1 point game.

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