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Mason, Jackson spark top-seeded Kansas past UC Davis, 100-62

Kansas guard Josh Jackson drives to the basket in the first half of a first-round game in the men's NCAA college basketball tournament in Tulsa, Okla., Friday.

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TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Josh Jackson insisted a season's worth of distractions wouldn't take away from his focus in his first, and likely last, NCAA Tournament.

The standout Kansas freshman proved true to his word in an opening-round 100-62 victory over UC Davis on Friday night, scoring 17 points on 8-of-12 shooting in his return from a one-game suspension for an accumulation of embarrassing incidents.

Jackson scored the first field goal for the Jayhawks (29-5) and 11 of their first 31 points after missing last week's Big 12 Conference Tournament. His hot start helped Kansas recover from missing ...


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