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Kansas and Stanford meet with trip to NCAA's regional semifinal at stake

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    Kansas' Andrew Wiggins laughs at question during a news conference for the third-round game of the NCAA college basketball tournament Saturday, March 22, 2014, in St. Louis. Kansas is scheduled to play Stanford on Sunday. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) (The Associated Press)

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    Kansas' Andrew Wiggins, right, and teammate Wayne Selden, Jr. laugh at question during a news conference for the third-round game of the NCAA college basketball tournament, Saturday, March 22, 2014, in St. Louis. Kansas is scheduled to play Stanford on Sunday. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) (The Associated Press)

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    Stanford head coach Johnny Dawkins speaks during a news conference at the NCAA college basketball tournament Saturday, March 22, 2014, in St. Louis. Stanford plays Kansas in a third-round game on Sunday. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) (The Associated Press)

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    Stanford's Stefan Nastic, left, and Josh Huestis address the media during a news conference at the NCAA college basketball tournament Saturday, March 22, 2014, in St. Louis. Stanford plays Kansas in a third-round game on Sunday. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) (The Associated Press)

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    Kansas head coach Bill Self speaks during a news conference for the third-round game of the NCAA college basketball tournament, Saturday, March 22, 2014, in St. Louis. Kansas is scheduled to play Stanford on Sunday. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) (The Associated Press)

Kansas freshmen Andrew Wiggins and Wayne Selden Jr. ducked away from the microphones and giggled when asked about the challenge of controlling Stanford's leading scorer, as if they had never heard of Chasson Randle.

Less than a day after beating Eastern Kentucky and less than a day before the second-seeded Jayhawks' game against the No. 10 seed Cardinal, coach Bill Self said he would go over the scouting report with players later on. Although more experienced Stanford players sent to the podium Saturday were more forthcoming about their opponents' stars, it's that time of year when teams must adjust on the fly.

Both schools got to this point, an early Sunday matchup with a berth in the round of 16 at stake, by surging late. Kansas (25-9) powered from three down with 9 minutes left to win 80-69 and Stanford (22-12) surrendered an early 16-point lead and then found its second wind to eliminate No. 7 seed New Mexico 58-53.