Kentucky Remains No. 1

Kentucky Remains No. 1

Darius Miller scored a career-high 20 points and top-seed Kentucky beat ninth-seed Wake Forest with 90-60, on Saturday, in an East Regional second-round matchup in New Orleans.

Miller scored 16 points in the first half to help Kentucky put up an early double-digit lead, that went beyond 30 in the second half. DeMarcus Cousins added another 19 points. John Wall had 14 and Eric Bledsoe 13.

It was the second successive blowout for the Wildcats, who crushed East Tennessee State with a score of 100-71, in their tournament opening.

No. 2 Kansas State 84, No. 7 BYU 72, where Jacob Pullen scored 20 of his career-high 34 points in the first half to help dig Kansas State out of an early 10-point hole, the Wildcats turned away Jimmer Fredette and BYU  in Oklahoma City.

Pullen came alive with a scoring spell given shortly after he and Fredette got jumbled up in transition in the first half, and K-State didn't follow again in earning its first appearance in the round of 16 since 1988.