Thursday , Mar , 22 , 2007 C.Y. Ellis

Kansas tops So. Illinois to reach Elite Eight

San Jose, CA (Sports Network) – Brandon Rush scored 12 points on a perfect 6-
of-6 from the field, pulled down five rebounds and dished out five assists as
Kansas edged Southern Illinois, 61-58, to advance to the Elite Eight.

Darrell Arthur, Mario Chalmers and Russell Robinson each posted nine points
for the Big 12 champion Jayhawks (33-4), who have won 14 straight games and
will collide with either UCLA or Pittsburgh on Saturday.

Jamaal Tatum poured in 19 points — 17 of which came in the second half — for
the fourth-seeded Salukis (29-7), who have never reached the Elite Eight. Tony
Young chipped in 14 points and Randal Falker added 11 with nine boards in