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Kansas Jayhawks are fashionably late to the NCAA tournament but stick around for a while

The Kansas Jayhawks are never in a big hurry to get into the NCAA tournament. They do like to stick around once they arrive.

One of the last teams in the women's field for the second straight season, the 12th-seeded Jayhawks (19-13) can make a return trip to the round of 16 by beating fourth-seeded South Carolina (25-7) on Monday night.

They're underdogs again, but their recent history shows they've got a pretty good chance.

The Jayhawks routed fifth-seeded Colorado 67-52 on the Buffaloes' home court on Saturday night behind 14 points and eight boards from Carolyn Davis, their leading scorer who missed last year's NCAA run after blowing out a knee in Big 12 play.

As an 11 seed last year, they upset Nebraska and Delaware and nearly upended Tennessee.